Grin Woods work to start

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Work is about to begin on the first phase of a plan to improve the biodiversity of Grin Woods in Buxton.

Buxton Civic Association (BCA) has been working with the RSPB and Forestry Commission on the plan for the past year. It is designed to create more open spaces within the woods and create a graduated pattern of vegetation at the margin of the woods.

In addition, BCA are building and siting another 20 nest boxes to support and encourage woodland species such as the pied fly catcher. To do this some of the trees within a limited area of the woods will need to be cut down and thinned out. Felling will commence over the next few weekends with access restricted in certain places. While the work is ongoing, locals are being urged to take extra care.