A NATURE reserve is set to blossom after £5,000 worth of fencing and hedging was completed.
Belper Parks - which acts as a ‘wild’ play area for local children - has been transformed since the Friends of Belper Parks sowed a five-acre wildflower meadow.
To ensure the area was sustainably maintained it was decided to allow cattle to graze in the autumn - which meant the area had to be enclosed.
And following a donation from Midlands Co-operative Society, the area which is managed, maintained and improved by the Friends of Belper Parks, the work went ahead.
David Fisher, from Friends of Belper Parks, said: “This will help with our vision to return Belper Parks to a place where its native flora and fauna will flourish, growing both in number and diversity, and provide a breathing place in the middle of an increasingly urbanised town.”