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Public Sector Award Winner - Purple Horizons

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This project was described by the judges as an ambitious but achievable project.

Extending across 10,000 hectares on the fringes of the West Midlands conurbation, this project is restoring and connecting fragmented nationally and internationally important heathlands to create a mosaic of heathland-wetland-woodland-grassland, vital for the recovery and long-term resilience of the area’s reptiles, birds, and pollinators.

The project partnership is developing a plan for connecting with communities in the deprived areas of Walsall (one of the top 10% most deprived local authorities in England), to understand the community needs, and where habitat creation and green infrastructure will deliver the greatest health benefits.

Watch more from the project here.