MP NIGEL Huddleston has met members of an organisation to discuss a range of on going conservation projects.

Representatives of the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) met with him at Spetchley Park and Gardens, in Mr Huddleston’s Mid Worcestershire constituency, and one item dealt was an update on the association’s birdbox education project.

The meeting ended culminated in Mr Huddleston helping to put a box up within the grounds.

The MP said: “Conservation is personally important to me and it is important to my constituents here in Worcestershire.

“We are very lucky to live in a beautiful area with a rich range of species and we want this to continue. I therefore thank BASC for donating this birdbox and I look forward to working with you in the future. ”

BASC’s project aims to connect young people with wildlife by helping them put up their own birdboxes and watching the fascinating results. Over the summer period, BASC has visited schools around the country in order to put up birdboxes and teach the children about the types of birds that will potentially call the box their home.

Jack Abrahams, BASC political affairs manager, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for MPs from across the political spectrum to come together and do something really positive for conservation. I am delighted that Nigel has joined us to place a birdbox in the magnificent grounds of Spetchley Park.”

Further discussions centered around the conservation work that BASC is doing in the central region and commending the Spetchley Park team for conserving the site for wildlife and future generations.

BASC was founded in 1908 as an organisation to promote sporting shooting and the well-being of the countryside.

Membership stands at around 150,000.