Lymington Junior School pupils help Redrow seed new life into Ampress Business Park
The award-winning housebuilder, which is delivering new homes nearby at Lymington Shores, was fulfilling one of its Section 106* commitments and bolstering its partnership with the Bumblebee Conservation Trust (BBCT). Together with the BBCT, Redrow is aiming to help with efforts to reverse the declining UK bumblebee population.
Seven students from Lymington Junior Schools’ community group were on hand to help with planting on site. A raised planter using timber sleepers was installed in a central planting strip within the business park, and filled with wild flower meadow seeds and other bulbs including daffodils. Three white stem birch trees were also planted.
Nikki Moossun, Deputy Headteacher at Lymington County Junior School, said: “The children had a wonderful time. Inspired by the planting they have decided to launch a Lymington Junior Bumblebee Conservation club. We will be back in the spring to create a vegetable bed and then in the summer to survey insects - and hopefully lots of bees!”
Gill Perkins, CEO of the Bumblebee Conservation Trust, added: The dramatic decline in pollinators, and the extinction of two bumblebee species in the UK, show that something needs to be done. It is well-known that bumblebees are great pollinators, and therefore have a key role in producing much of the food that we eat.
“Our towns and cities have an opportunity to make minor and cost effective changes to their planting schemes and in doing so play a part in halting the decline in bumblebee populations. Redrow is taking positive action for bumblebees by planting more bee friendly flowers such as here today at the business park. And with planting also happening at Lymington Shores and other Redrow sites across the country, these will become a wonderful haven for these essential creatures.”
Robert Mullen, Redrow Homes Southern Counties Area Construction Manager, said: “This area of the business park is going to look and smell beautiful once everything comes into flower in the spring. As well as providing colour and beauty, the flowers will also be a great source of nectar and pollen attracting a wide range of insects including bees.
“We hope the businesses located here will enjoy them as much as we have today planting them. Thanks to all from Lymington Junior School who came to help.”
Lymington Shores is an exclusive collection of apartments, duplexes, penthouses and detached villas on Bridge Road. Prices currently range from £299,950 for a two-bedroom apartment to £1,150,000 for a three-bedroom Villa. The Lymington Shores marketing suite is open 10am to 5.30pm daily, with viewings by appointment. Call 01590 202419 or visit https://www.redrow.co.uk/developments/lymington-shores-lymington-412082
Redrow was established in 1974. Today, it is one of the most successful and acclaimed property developers in the UK, building over 5,400 premium quality family homes a year in prime locations across England and Wales. Over Redrow’s history spanning more than 40 years, it has earned a unique reputation for quality and building beautiful homes, which people love to live in. To help achieve this it also focusses on two other key areas: valuing people and creating outstanding locations. Implementing its strategy whilst engaging with colleagues and stakeholders helps Redrow deliver significant value to investors and the wider community. Redrow is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 250 index. For the year ended 30th June 2017, the Group reported record revenues of £1.65 billion. Redrow has been awarded the ‘Best Large Housebuilder’ title twice in the last three years at the What House? Awards. This year, Redrow was named as a UK Top 100 Apprenticeship Employer for the fourth consecutive year. Visit redrow.co.uk for more details.