MP supports Cheshire Wildlife Trust’s calls for legislation to protect areas like Red Rocks
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04 Feb 2019
Wirral West MP Margaret
Greenwood visited Red Rocks Nature Reserve in Hoylake recently where she met
with Cheshire Wildlife Trust Director of Conservation Martin Varley and Area
Manager Sarah Bennett to learn more about the important work the Trust is doing
to protect and maintain unique habitats at the reserve and across the Dee
Red Rocks is the Trust’s only coastal reserve and is a designated Site of
Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) due to its sand dunes, reed beds and its
population of rare natterjack toads.
The Trust is currently working on a project that aims to help residents and
local communities understand the value of the Dee Estuary to their local
During the visit, Martin and Sarah raised their concerns with Margaret about
the government’s Draft (Principles and Government) Environment Bill, published
Following its publication, Wildlife Trusts nationally called on the government
to make major improvements to the bill to ensure they honour their manifesto
commitment to leave the environment in a better state for the next
Martin Varley, Director of Conservation at Cheshire Wildlife said:
'The Dee Estuary is a great place for people to experience nature and Wirral is fortunate to have easy access to the coast at places like Red
Rocks. This is why as we leave the EU we need to make sure that good laws are
in place which protect these places for us all to enjoy. We know that the
environment is important to local people and it’s good to be able to support politicians
like Margaret as they work to get the best deal for nature.'
Margaret Greenwood MP said:
“We are very lucky in
Wirral West to have access to a beautiful coastline. Red Rocks nature reserve
is a wonderful place to visit.
“The staff and volunteers
at Cheshire Wildlife Trust do a fantastic job year-round to protect the
reserve’s special habitat.
“It is vital that we have legislation in place to properly protect it if we are
to ensure the recovery of the natural world.
“I therefore share the concerns raised by the Trust that the government’s draft
Environment Bill does not go far enough to address the environmental challenge
the country faces.
“I urge the government to bring a bill to Parliament that is ambitious,
wide-reaching and ensures accountability in matters relating to the natural
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