Published: Thursday, 20th July 2017
Harrison's Wood in Sprowston, which opened to the public in May, has won an award from the Norfolk Biodiversity Partnership. The award was presented yesterday (July 18) to Sprowston Town Council.
Accepting the award, Chairman, Ian Moncur, thanked The Landscape Partnership which sponsored the award, and said: "This is just the start. We intend to increase involvement of community groups so that we can manage the woodland and realise our ambitions which include the bridging over of the existing ditch, provision of a car park and maintaining and improving the habitats of the woodland as a priority for conservation.”
A partnership of the Town Council with Broadland District Council and the Norwich Fringe Project made it possible to open the 27 hectare mixed woodland to the public.
Councillor David Willmott, Broadland District Council’s member champion for community engagement, added: “This is a great project and we were pleased to work with our partners to create a community asset which we hope residents will enjoy for generations to come.”
Bordering Salhouse Road and Blue Boar Lane the wood features a network of paths through mixed evergreen and broadleaf trees including oak, rowan, silver birch and scots pine and is home to birds such as chiffchaffs, treecreepers and great spotted woodpeckers.
Access to the site is via Blue Boar Lane (park at Cottage Plantation) and via the crossing at Salhouse Road.