The Newport Pollinator project is an exciting new project which will restore and create habitat for pollinators and deliver a wide range of engagement events to celebrate pollinators and encourage communities to participate in activities around Newport’s greenspaces.
Funded by the Landfill Disposals Tax Communities Scheme (LDTCS) and working in partnership with Newport City Council and local community groups the project will deliver a mixed programme of activities including pollinator walks and talks, pollinator identification, training webinars and art, photography and well-being workshops. By doing this we will engage Newport’s communities with their local nature spaces, creating friendlier relationships with insects, and encourage people to take action to halt pollinator decline. We will also undertake habitat restoration work to create robust ecological networks including new habitat within our B-lines network and make room for invertebrates to thrive. The project will focus on several sites including the recently reclaimed “Road to Nature,” The Twmps, near Barack hill, Pillgwenlly Millennium Centre and St. Julian’s Local Nature Reserve.