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Steyning Wardens help residents combat social isolation

Bird feeding at Dingemans in Steyning

23 Feb 2021

The Neighbourhood Wardens for Steyning, Bramber and Upper Beeding have used the recent RSPB Bird Count weekend to help residents feel more connected during lockdown.

Wardens Mike Pearce and Paul Conroy supplied some bird feeders, bird food and bird baths for the communal gardens at Dingemans Court in Steyning. They also supplied books on bird watching and bird identification.

Mike Pearce said:

The aim was to get the residents involved in the RSPB Bird Count and to spark their interest and give them something to focus on during lockdown.

We hope this will have some positive impact on their mental health during this time as many of the residents are feeling increasingly lonely and isolated.

Mike Pearce, Neighbourhood Warden for Steyning, Bramber and Upper Beeding

Cllr Tricia Youtan, added:

This is a lovely initiative by the Neighbourhood Wardens of helping the Dingemans residents connect with nature. I hope that it will continue to relieve their feelings of loneliness and to provide pleasure for years to come.

Cllr Tricia Youtan, Cabinet Member for Community Matters and Wellbeing

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