The Neath Port Talbot (NPT) B-lines project, funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, aims to address the decline in our pollinating insects by creating a network of B-lines linking wildflower-rich habitats across Neath Port Talbot, from Jersey Marine to Port Talbot and from Baglan to Neath.
Buglife Cymru is working in partnership with Neath Port Talbot Council, Swansea Bay University Health Board, housing associations, Swansea University, Bumblebee Conservation Trust, the Woodland Trust and others to restore, enhance and create habitat for pollinators across Neath Port Talbot, benefitting both pollinators, and the people that live, work and visit the area.
The project will also work with communities by supporting the involvement of local groups, schools and residents in the creation of these wildflower areas. A series of workshops and events will help to raise awareness of pollinating insects and the management of greenspaces for wildlife and there will be plenty of volunteering opportunities to get involved with. Additionally, colourful urban wildflower meadows improve the quality of greenspace for people to enjoy, which in turn improves people’s health and well-being.