New Lynnsport wildlife area named Salters Sanctuary

King's Lynn Wildlife Area naming ceremony
Maggie Anderson, Mark Webster, Sam Garrod project support officer and Michael de Whalley chairman Gaywood conservation group ANL-160507-082923009
King's Lynn Wildlife Area naming ceremony Maggie Anderson, Mark Webster, Sam Garrod project support officer and Michael de Whalley chairman Gaywood conservation group ANL-160507-082923009

A new wildlife area that is being developed as part of the Lynnsport housing scheme has been formally named this week.

A competition was held to come up with a name, which was announced when the winner, Maggie Anderson, received her prize on Monday.

The space will be known as Salters Sanctuary, after it was chosen by West Norfolk Council officials from the suggestions made to the Norfolk Wildlife Trust.

Deputy leader Alistair Beales said: “We liked the simplicity and alliteration of this name. I am sure that Salters Sanctuary’ will become a popular green space in King’s Lynn.”

Mark Webster, of the Norfolk Wildlife Trust, who is pictured above presenting Maggie with her prize, added: “All the suggestions put forward were really interesting and positive, with many of them referring to the local heritage of the King’s Lynn area.”

Volunteers will continue to work on the site throughout the year. To get involved, contact Mr Webster on 07843 069567

Also pictured above are project support officer Sam Garrod and Michael de Whalley, chairman of the Gaywood Conservation Group.