Help the Wilts & Berks get £50,000 to turn a landfill site into a wildlife trail

Help the Wilts & Berks get £50,000 to turn a landfill site into a wildlife trail

The Studley Wildlife Trail is one of six projects in the ITV South West (East) region that have qualified for the chance of winning £50,000 in the Peoples Millions competition run by ITV and BIG Lottery. The aim is to restore the canal by the Biffa landfill site at Studley Grange, between Royal Wootton Bassett and Swindon, and to create a wildlife trail. Local children will be making bird and bat boxes and helping to plant wild flowers; they will also be monitoring the site for the return of the water vole, an endangered species.We are also working with volunteers from Wiltshire Wildlife Trust and Friends of the Earth on this project.

The WBCT will be competing against  another organisation on Wednesday 26th November, and the one with the highest number of votes will receive the £50,000.

The funding will be decided by a telephone vote on Wed 26th November.

The project will be shown only in the ITV West Country (East) region news bulletins  but there is no exclusion to voting from outside the region.

The number to call will only be available on the day and will be published on the home page of the Wilts & Berks Canal Trust web site as well as social media feeds.

Voting telephone numbers will be also available on The People’s Millions website from 9am on the day of voting and will also be published on the day in the Daily Mirror.

There is more information about People’s Millions at You can go to our project and register your support and leave a message. (But note you can’t vote via the website, only by phone on the day). And if you are on Facebook, please Like and Share the picture on our Page.


Winning this £50,000 will make a big difference. Please help! “



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