Mary visits Durham World Heritage Site
Mary Creagh, Labour’s shadow environment secretary, visited Durham City on 15th March to see how the cathedral staff and other groups are improving the peninsula’s riverbanks and woodlands, as part of a scheme costing £700,000.
The ongoing works include improving the structure and condition of the woodland, conserving the diverse range of trees, stabilizing the banks and resurfacing the public foot paths. The area’s important wildlife habitats are undergoing extensive ecological surveying and a nature reserve zone is being created to help local wildlife thrive.
Mary commented: “I’m delighted to be visiting Durham and seeing this important conservation work. The progress being made is thanks to the hard work of the Cathedral, local MP Roberta Blackman-Woods, and the whole community coming together to protect the city’s precious 18th century heritage woodlands and riverbanks.”
Roberta Blackman-Woods MP for the City of Durham said: “The wonderful river landscape and woodland greatly adds to the beauty of Durham. I am so very pleased that Mary has been able to visit the city today to see the fantastic work being undertaken to restore and develop the woodlands and riverbanks so they remain for many future generations to enjoy.”