Gedling Country Park is set to be declared as a Local Nature Reserve to reflect the work being done to protect the wildlife and natural habitat on the former colliery site.
The Local Nature Reserve status is given to parks by Natural England, a public body set up to help protect nature and landscapes for people to enjoy.
The awarding of the status will be the icing on the cake for the work done by the council and the Friends of Gedling Country Park to turn the former colliery site into one of the best country parks in the region thanks to its unique landscapes, natural habitat and wildlife.
The status will increase public awareness of the importance of conservation of the park and will potentially improve the amount of funding for the upkeep of the park from funding providers such as Heritage Lottery Fund, WREN and DEFRA.
For more information visit the Gedling Country Park page