Patcham Ward Conservative Councillors Geoffrey Theobald, Carol Theobald and Brian Pidgeon have welcomed new Government funding to build a Butterfly Bank at Carden Park.
The Butterfly Bank will be constructed from chalk and soil and will provide an open, sunny area rich in native chalkland wildflowers, providing a range of breeding habitats for butterflies and moths. Funding for the Butterfly Bank comes from Natural England’s Nature Improvement Area programme and was secured by the City Council and the South Downs National Park Authority as part of the South Downs Way Ahead Partnership.
Cllr. Geoffrey Theobald said: “I’m delighted that funding has been secured to build a new Butterfly Bank in Carden Park. Not only will this be great from a nature conservation perspective but it will also act as a natural barrier and give the Park much greater protection from unauthorised traveller encampments.”
Cllr. Carol Theobald added: ”This Butterfly Bank will help bring the nature of the South Downs closer to the doorsteps of local residents and it will also be a fantastic resource for the teachers and children at Carden Primary School.”