Bid to protect Derbyshire’s bumblebees

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Members of the public are urged to support a campaign aimed at protecting bumblebees and wild pollinators in Derbyshire.

The Bumblebee Conservation Trust has launched the Pollinating the Peak project.

The scheme is shortlisted to win £25,000 in the Aviva Community Fund but the winner will be determined by a public vote.

Residents are now urged to support the scheme by voting for it to win online at littlegreenspace.org.uk/voteptp.html between October 21 and November 18.

Rhodri Green, community development officer for Pollinating the Peak, said: “We are urging people to vote for us and to help us make a real difference to our struggling bees and wild pollinators.”

Partners in Pollinating the Peak are Chatsworth, Chesterfield Borough Council, Derbyshire County Council, Derbyshire Wildlife Trust, Little Green Space, Moors for the Future Partnership, Peak District National Park, and Visit Peak District & Derbyshire. The Pollinating the Peak team will be at Chesterfield Market Festival on Friday, October 28, from 10am to 4pm, offering fun family activities including bumblebee making and a colouring competition. For more details about the project visit bumblebeeconservation.org