A new tower provides homes for swift families when they return from Africa.
Enticing swifts to Tice's Meadow
A community effort
Plans for the swift tower were provided by Action for Swifts, and the planning application kindly paid for by landowner Hanson.
The tower was built by volunteers from the Tice’s Meadow Bird Group, with funding from the National Lottery’s Big Lottery Fund.
The nest box was mounted on a utility pole donated and erected by Scottish & Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) as part of the company’s ‘Be the Difference’ scheme which allows their staff to take time away from their day jobs to help local charities and communities.
We're very grateful
Colin Wilson, our vice chair said: “The Aldershot area is an undoubted hotspot for swifts and the support of the Tice’s Meadow Bird Group has been colossal in promoting and actively supporting the aims of the project. The beautiful location, close to existing populations of swifts and with such excellent feeding territory on the doorstep, fills us with hope and enthusiasm for this venture. This is a great demonstration of community teamwork at Tice’s Meadow and we are very grateful.”