There’s no need to wing it when it comes to helping our feathered friends this winter as Redrow Homes has joined forces with the RSPB to host a family open day at its Banks development.
To support the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch – the world’s largest wildlife survey - the housebuilder will be welcoming visitors to The Coppice, Guinea Hall Lane, from 11am to 3pm on Saturday, January 30.
RSPB wardens from the nearby Hesketh Out Marsh reserve will be on hand to talk about how residents can attract birds to their gardens and make a home for nature where they live, whilst also providing information on the sorts of wildlife to look out for in the local area.
Activities for families to join in with include nest box and bird feeder making demonstrations, with nest boxes available to take home, badge making and other fun pursuits and puzzles.
The Big Garden Birdwatch is all about bringing people of all ages closer to nature and helping them discover the wildlife which lives on their doorstep More than half a million people across the UK are set to take part in the survey by counting the birds in their gardens over the weekend of January 30-31.
Redrow has partnered with the RSPB since April 2015, when it committed to providing new habitats where birds and animals can flourish around its new developments. The housebuilder has already built features such as nest boxes and bird bricks into plans for new homes in selected areas, and the event in Banks is another way it is helping to encourage local communities to get involved.
Claire Jarvis, sale director for Redrow Homes (Lancashire), said: “It’s fantastic to be teaming up with the RSPB’s Hesketh Out Marsh reserve to celebrate the Big Garden Birdwatch. At The Coppice there will eventually be almost four acres of landscaping, open space and mature trees on site, which will provide habitats for local wildlife. We hope residents will enjoy taking part in our special event and discover how they can support local birdlife for years to come.”
Bethan Procter, RSPB spokesperson, said: “With the Big Garden Birdwatch now in its 37th year, we are hoping more people than ever before take part and the event at The Coppice is an ideal way to find out more about the wildlife people can be looking out for in the survey. Since it began, the Big Garden Birdwatch has provided valuable information about the changes in the numbers of birds using our gardens in the winter – which is great for helping us create a picture of how our garden wildlife is doing and sharing ways for everyone to give nature a home where they live.”
Redrow is building a collection of three and four-bedroom homes at The Coppice in Banks, a popular location between Southport and Preston. The homes hail from the housebuilder’s award-winning Heritage Collection and with their traditional Arts & Crafts-inspired exteriors and contemporary interiors, they perfectly complement the area. To find out more visit www.redrow.co.uk/thecoppice
For more information on the Big Garden Birdwatch and other ways to get involved visit www.rspb.org.uk/birdwatch
Established more than 40 years, Redrow Homes is one of the UK’s leading house builders, with a £1billion turnover and building more than 4,000 homes in 2014/15 financial year.
Operating across England and Wales, there is a strong emphasis on providing high quality homes in prime locations and its housing ranges feature designs to suit all lifestyles:
• The Heritage Collection combines traditional looking, ‘Arts & Crafts’ influenced exteriors with bright, modern, high specification interiors.
• The classically styled Regent Collection features Georgian inspired street scenes and architecture.
• Redrow has also launched a new brand of contemporary homes in Abode, which boast open plan layouts with streamlined kitchen, dining and lounge areas, high specification wet rooms and outdoor living space.
Redrow also creates exclusive bespoke developments in both rural and urban locations. The company has won numerous awards over the years, including, most recently, the Gold Award for Best Large Housebuilder at the What House? Awards 2015 and 2014, Best House Design at the Sunday Times British Home Awards 2015, the 2014 Building Awards Housebuilder of the Year and five consecutive 5* awards in the Home Builder Federation (HBF) annual customer satisfaction survey. Its ‘My Redrow’ online tool won the overall Customer Engagement category at the 2013 Peer Awards for Excellence. Web: www.redrow.co.uk.
RSPB - The RSPB is the UK’s largest nature conservation charity, inspiring everyone to give nature a home. Together with our partners, we protect threatened birds and wildlife so our towns, coast and countryside will teem with life once again. We play a leading role in BirdLife International, a worldwide partnership of nature conservation organisations.