We are interested to hear your views on the creation of a new Local Nature Reserve at Kingsway Golf Course in Scunthorpe. 

Phase one of the transformation would see six hectares of existing woodland and grassland being designated as a nature reserve. The woodlands and parts of the open grasslands are already rich in wildlife. They support a range of bird species including Buzzard, Kestrel, Sparrowhawk and Tawny Owls. The site also supports Great Spotted Woodpeckers, Green Woodpeckers and a range of small woodland birds including Treecreepers and Nuthatches. The woodland is mainly made up of Oak and Birch trees and these support a rich ground flora of Bluebells, Lesser Celandine and Wood Avens. With the correct management, the areas of open grassland would develop into wild flower meadows over time. We hope they will bring Skylarks into the heart of Scunthorpe. 

Phase two of the Local Nature Reserve would create a further six hectares of valuable wet heathland or fen and shallow ponds, forming part of a sustainable urban drainage system, helping to alleviate drainage problems on parts of Scotter Road and the Kingsway area. 

Our vision is for a wild area in the heart of Scunthorpe that is truly inspiring, alive with bird song and the buzz of insects, where nature thrives and local people enjoy walking, cycling and learning about wildlife. Our aims are:
  • To protect existing wildlife habitats and create opportunities for more wildlife to use them.
  • To involve local people in the active running of the site. We would form and support a ‘Friends of Kingsway Nature Reserve’ group where people can warden the site, record wildlife or get involved in practical conservation work.
  • To create a learning environment where schools can undertake educational work in an open air classroom.
  • To create a green space where people can walk, cycle and enjoy physical exercise whilst exploring nature on the doorstep. 
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