Peter Williams of Leicestershire and Rutland Swift Partnership will be talking about the work of the project at our AGM on 15th May 2019. The AGM will start at 7.30 pm in The Lounge at Knighton Parish Centre, Church Lane, Knighton LE2 3WG. After a short business session, Peter will talk about the work of the project. Admission £3 non-members, £1 members.
Swifts are of particular interest because their numbers have fallen by about half in only 20 years and they are Amber listed as of conservation concern as a consequence. It has been estimated that we need to create 20,000 new Swift nest sites every year just to stabilise the population. Swifts are a quintessential part of our summers with their ‘screaming’ calls and dashing flight. They are with us for 12 weeks of the year spending our winters south of the equator. Swifts took to nesting in our houses in Roman times and are now dependent on our buildings, which are increasingly becoming difficult for them as buildings are becoming better insulated.
The Partnership is monitoring swift numbers and nesting sites in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland and working to ensure that more nest sites are created, especially in new developments. Come along to hear about the work of the project. Everyone is welcome.
1. Welcome, introductions and apologies
2. Minutes of the AGM 16th May 2018
3. Chair’s Report
4. Treasurer’s Report
5. Election of Committee
6. AOB – Forthcoming Events
7. Peter Williams talking about Leicestershire and Rutland Swift Partnership