Inaugural meeting of friends group for Bury St Edmunds nature reserve

Cllr Julia Wakelam in Tayfen Nature Reserve
Cllr Julia Wakelam in Tayfen Nature Reserve
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A new friends group which has been formed to care for a Bury St Edmunds nature reserve and boost its use by the community will hold its inaugural meeting next week.

The Friends of Tayfen Nature Reserve will meet for the first time on Tuesday, March 17, at West Suffolk House, in Western Way, Bury, at 6pm.

Green borough councillor Julia Wakelam, who helped start the initiative with Independent councillor David Nettleton, said the meeting is open to anyone interested in the site.

She said: “This is an opportunity to meet other people and agree how, as a friends group, we move forward and what we can do to get the site cleared up, made better and more accessible.

“It needs to be used more and cared for more.

“We’ve got lots of expertise and people who know what they’re talking about, so it could be really exciting.

“I’m hoping families will get more involved.

“It’s a great opportunity for young people to learn how to care for our planet.”

The group’s work will be supported through Cllr Wakelam and Cllr Nettletons’ locality budgets.

Bury in Bloom has also donated £200 towards their efforts.