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YOUNG and old built 60 bird boxes at an event held in Chesterfield’s showpiece park.

The half-term holiday event at Queen’s Park was held in support of National Nest Box Week.

Cllr Ian Openshaw, lead member for sustainable communities and climate change at Chesterfield Borough Council, who attended the event with his family, said: “We had a great time building the boxes and have taken them home to put up in the garden.

“It was good to see so many people turn out for the event which was actually sold out so well done to all involved, especially the staff at Queen’s Park.”

Nest boxes are important for birds and other wildlife – including mammals like bats and hedgehogs and insects like bumble bees and hornets – because modern habitats are often very short of the holes and cavities they need to nest and roost safely.