As part of a new planning application in Bishops Waltham, we were approached by the Friends of Waltham Wildlife to help support the local swift population.
The swifts were a popular sight in the area for many years, however, their numbers have declined to as few as 10 breeding pairs due to a lack of suitable nesting sites.
Friends of Waltham Wildlife asked us to help with the purchase of a specialist woodcrete nesting box to help encourage the swifts to breed - Linden Homes Southern instead donated £365 to cover the cost of five of the durable nesting boxes.
Linden Homes Southern’s Director – Planning and Design, and corporate responsibility champion, Michael O’Brien, said: “We are happy to be able to support the Friends of Waltham Wildlife in their endeavours to increase the local population of these iconic birds in Bishops Waltham.”
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