Bradfield: Power workers have done their bit to help wildlife in the area volunteering to carry out work in the woods

UK Power Networks volunteering team at Bradfield Woods

UK Power Networks volunteering team at Bradfield Woods - Credit: Archant

Power workers in Suffolk have done their bit to help wildlife in the area, volunteering to carry out work in Bradfield Woods.

Seven workers from UK Power Networks, which is responsible for lighting more than eight million homes, braved the wet weather to spend the day at the Suffolk Wildlife Trust site.

They carried out work including clearing vegetation to allow wild flowers to grow, maintaining paths and feeding sites, stacking logs and chopping up branches for the visitor centre wood burner.

Heather Patrick, environment advisor at UK Power Networks was one of the volunteers, and said: “Everyone really enjoyed it in spite of having to dodge the downpours.

“Before we left Pete Fordham, the warden, took us into Hewitt’s Meadow where he helped us to identify some of the trees and explained how the Hebridean sheep are helping to restore the habitat.”


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Michael Strand, development manager for Suffolk Wildlife Trust, said: “Suffolk Wildlife Trust values the work done by UK Power Networks at one of our showcase reserves. The work they completed is essential to maintaining the marvellous woodland wildlife.”

UK Power Networks suuports nine wildlife trusts, and gives its staff two paid days each year to volunteer in the community.

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