Peasedown St John Parish Council has provided Primary School with two swift nesting boxes, which were specified as part of the planning conditions by B&NES Council Planning Department, for the school’s recent application for a Ground Source Heat Pump System.

Cllr Gill Auld, Chair of the Parish Council’s Climate and Environment Advisory Panel explained: “The swift population in the UK has seen a dramatic decline in the last twenty years, reducing by more than half. These amazing birds travel thousands of miles from Africa each year, and nest in gaps high up on our homes and other buildings. As newer buildings are built and older ones are refurbished there are fewer of these gaps, and swifts have nowhere to nest.”

“It is hoped that installing more nest boxes will help swift populations in the UK to recover, and the Parish Council were delighted to help the school with their conservation efforts”.