Nature reserves near Tring will benefit from new tools and equipment thanks to a county councillor’s donation.
Nick Hollinghurst gave £750 from his locality budget to Aldbury Nowers – owned by the Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust – and other reserves, where the money will be used for volunteer conservation projects.
Cllr Hollinghurst said: “Aldbury Nowers is a delightful spot set on a slope of the Chiltern escarpment which catches the sun from mid-morning on.
“It is an important habitat for butterflies and rare plants favoured by grazed land and is bordered by footpaths and rights of way.
“It is an area that can be viewed and enjoyed by everybody and I’m happy to be able to support the work of the volunteers that manage and care for such wildlife sites.”
A total of £10,000 is available to each of the 77 members of Hertfordshire County Council to spend on worthwhile community projects in their area.