Beeston Street Art + We Dig NG9 have joined forces to begin a campaign to create more wildlife-friendly planted spaces in the grey bits of Beeston, for nature and the local community to enjoy. 

Raising the funds from local donations via the #BeesBackInBeeston campaign on social media, Tamar and Jeanie – both of whom are BCS Committee members – got Broxtowe Council’s agreement for a large felt planters to be positioned on the roof space above the mural opposite Tesco.

 We wanted to create more wildlife-friendly planted spaces in the grey bits of Beeston, for nature and the local community to enjoy. We’d decided to start with a DIY green roof…

With the loss of habitats occurring everywhere, we’re seeking to create more patches of urban habitat for nature – to providing small ‘stop offs’ for bees, birds, pollinators and invertebrates along the local wildlife corridor in Beeston.

To develop upon the theme represented in the BEOS TUN mural, by Qubek, on Station Road (bees in their natural habitat) by creating an urban green roof garden on the flat roof of the annexed building adjacent to B&M store, opposite the site of the old Bus Station. With a view to raising awareness of the damage the loss of habitat is having on our resident wildlife and other environmental issue, and to improve the amenity and appearance of the locality.  

Planting needs to support pollinators, and be drought tolerant.

“INTERVENTIONS TO INCREASE AND MANAGE GREEN SPACES SHOULD BE CONSIDERED AS A STRATEGIC PUBLIC HEALTH INTERVENTION.” 

‘Green Spaces and mortality: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Cohort Studies’ The Lancet Planetary Health.

The first seven planters were installed in October. Jeanie and Tamar hope to be able to return in Spring 2022, to install more planters and habitats. Watch this space….