Solihull Council wins national conservation award for three-year environmental programme

A three-year environmental programme developed and delivered by Solihull Council – which involved 24 separate projects across Solihull borough – has won a prestigious national conservation award.

Solihull’s Habitat and Nature Improvements Project, part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund, picked up the Best Practice – Large-Scale Nature Conservation Award from the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM) in London.

Solihull’s Habitat and Nature Improvements Project was a three-year programme of woodland, grassland, wetland and water quality improvements across 24 individual habitat projects in publicly accessible green space within the urban areas of Solihull from 2017 – 2020.

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1 August 2022 – Message from Councillor Ian Courts, Leader of Solihull Council

WOW (not a word I use often)! What a week! 

I was originally going to talk about the Baton Relay and Commonwealth Games Opening, but first I must mention that incredible football match.

England 2 – Germany 1.

I say incredible, but the Lionesses have won match after match with such skill and persistence, they so deserved to win the final. How proud we all are. What a wonderful team. (I am so glad we did not have to suffer the agony of a penalty shootout).

But back to our historic local events, and first to the Baton Relay.

All over the borough, you came out in your thousands to clap, cheer and roar on the Batonbearers as The Queen’s Baton Relay wound its way around the four corners of Solihull on Tuesday.

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