Congratulations to Chesworth Farm!

Edition: Summer 2021

We have received some very exciting news for nature conservation in the Horsham District.

Chesworth Farm

We have received some very exciting news for nature conservation in the Horsham District.

Chesworth Farm has officially been designated as a Local Wildlife Site, joining other council owned sites such as Leechpool & Owlbeech Woods, Monkmead Woods and Southwater Country Park.

Local Wildlife Sites are non-statutory sites that contain features of substantive nature conservation value.

Our Parks & Countryside team in partnership with the Friends of Chesworth Farm and Horsham Green Gym, have put in many hours of practical conservation management, as well as wildlife recording, which have all contributed to attaining the first step in conservation protection for the Farm.

Careful management of the hedgerows and grasslands, provision of sacrificial crops for farmland birds, regular dormouse monitoring, wildflower surveys and breeding bird surveys have all proved how important the Farm is for wildlife.

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