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Severn Trent and Tiny Forest: leaving a lasting legacy for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games

Severn Trent is working with partner Earthwatch Europe to create 72 Tiny Forests across the Midlands to deliver a lasting legacy for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

 “Tiny Forests might be small, but their impact will be mighty. Not only will they help to deliver a lasting legacy for the Games but they will also create inspiring outdoor classrooms allowing children to learn first-hand about nature and the environment.” - Ricky Dallow, Severn Trent's Forest Delivery Manager

Photo credit: Severn Trent

Severn Trent is the UK’s second biggest water company, serving 4.1m homes and business customers in and around the Midlands. As a company that takes care of one of life’s essentials, Severn Trent is committed to making a positive impact on the communities and the environment where people live and work.

Leaving a lasting legacy for people and planet

As the official Nature & Carbon Neutral Supporter for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, Severn Trent has created 72 Tiny Forests across the region, one for each of the nations and territories competing in the Games. The sites will help boost access to green space in urban areas, supporting environmental education and increasing regional resilience against environmental issues such as flooding, heat stress and nature loss.  

Through its Tiny Forest partnership with Earthwatch Europe, Severn Trent is delivering a series of initiatives that help offset the carbon generated by the Commonwealth Games, with the aim of leaving a positive social and environmental legacy of sustainability across the Midlands.  In addition, these amazing projects will build on its existing Great Big Nature Boost commitments of planting 1.3 million new trees, enhancing 5,000 hectares of biodiversity and improving 2100km of rivers in the region.

The trees planted will also form part of The Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC), a unique tree planting initiative created to mark Her Majesty's Platinum Jubilee in 2022 which invites people from across the UK to "Plant a Tree for the Jubilee".  

Tiny Forest: a local place for learning and connection

Tiny Forest offers a unique opportunity to allow people to learn first-hand about nature and the environment. Severn Trent invited schools and community groups to express their interest in hosting one of the 72 Tiny Forest sites created across the Midlands.

The forests will play an important role in supporting environmental education across the Midlands. As part of this, citizen scientists, from the local community, will be invited to help collect data and assess the benefits of the Tiny Forest in their area, including carbon absorption, flood management and the impact on biodiversity.  

Earthwatch is providing training and resources for schools to help them utilise their Tiny Forest as an inspiring outdoor classroom, with hands-on workshops allowing children to learn first-hand about nature and the environment. 

Severn Trent Tiny Forest locations

1.      Barbridge Road, Bulkington, Bedworth

2.      Moseley Park School, Holland Road, Bilston

3.      Loxdale Primary School, Dudley Street, Bilston

4.      Albany Cres, Bilston

5.      Spring Lane Playing Fields, Kingsbury Rd, Erdington, Birmingham

6.      94 Kingsleigh Drive, Birmingham

7.      62 Fox Hill, Birmingham

8.      Bixhill Lane, Shustoke, Birmingham

9.      King Norton Boys’ School, Northfield Road, Birmingham

10.   Frederick Road, Birmingham

11.   Rose Hill Road, Handsworth, Handsworth Wood, Birmingham

12.   Kings Heath Boys School, Chamberlain Rd, Birmingham

13.   Four Dwellings Academy, Dwellings Lane, Quinton, Birmingham

14.   Saltley Academy , Belchers Lane, Birmingham

15.   Heart of Worcestershire College, Slideslow Dr, Bromsgrove

16.   Meadow Road, Catshill, Bromsgrove

17.   Langbank Ave, Binley, Coventry

18.   Moseley Avenue, Coundon, Coventry

19.   Coundon Court Secondary School, Coventry

20.   Ryton On Dunsmore, Coventry

21.   Pride Parkway, Wilmorton, Derby

22.   Shelton Lock, Derby

23.   Vale St, Dudley

24.   Junction Road Playing Fields, Stourbridge, Dudley

25.   Greaves Rd, Netherton, Dudley

26.   21 Bank St, Brierley Hill, Dudley

27.   Milking Bank Primary School, Aintree Way, Dudley

28.   Langdale Road Recreation Ground, Hinckley

29.   Ashby Road Cemetery, Ashby Rd, Hinckley

30.   Jellicoe Way, Hinckley

31.   Clifton Way, Hinckley

32.   Burbage Common, Hinckley

33.   St Nicholas CE Primary School, The Blundells, Kenilworth

34.   St George's C of E Primary School, Birmingham Road, Kidderminster

35.   Baker Avenue, Leamington Spa

36.   New Romney Cres, Leicester

37.   Whitehall Rd, Evington, Leicester

38.   8 Beauville Drive, Leicester

39.   Sandhills Avenue, Hamilton, Leicester

40.   21 Compton Road, Leicester

41.   40 Braunstone Ln E, Leicester

42.   Glenfield Road, Leicester

43.   Anstey Lane, Leicester

44.   Nether Hall School, Keyham Lane W, Leicester

45.   St Michaels Road, Lichfield

46.   Mesnes Green, Lichfield

47.   Burntwood Park, Lichfield

48.   Redwood Park, Lichfield

49.   Curborough Road, Lichfield

50.   Christ Church open space, Lichfield

51.   Stanford Rd, South Kilworth, Lutterworth

52.   St Anne's Catholic Primary School, Camp Hill Dr, Nuneaton

53.   Shirley, Solihull

54.   Riverside Local Nature Reserve, Stafford

55.   Silkmore Primary Academy, Exeter St, Stafford

56.   Walsall Arboretum, Walsall

57.   Barr Beacon Nature Reserve, Walsall

58.   Borneo Street, Walsall

59.   William Street, Walsall

60.   Bloxwich Community Orchard, Walsall

61.   Swannies Field, Bloxwich, Walsall

62.   Cook Street, Walsall

63.   Kingshill Park, Forge Street, Walsall

64.   Willenhall Memorial Park, Walsall

65.   Northleigh House School, Five Ways Road, Warwick

66.   Phoenix Collegiate School, Clarkes Lane, West Bromwich

67.   Ashmore Park, Wolverhampton

68.   215 Coleman Street, Wolverhampton

69.   Haggar Street, Wolverhampton

70.   Heath Town Park, Wolverhampton

71.   Warstones Green, Wolverhampton

72.   Westbeech Road, Pattingham, Wolverhampton

73.   Little Oaks Day Nursery, 412 Stafford Road, Wolverhampton

74.   Smestow Academy, Windmill Cres, Castlecroft, Wolverhampton

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