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To: The Rt Hon Robert Jenrick - Secretary of State for Housing
Cavity Wall Nest Boxes fit as standard
Legislate that all UK house builders should install cavity wall nest boxes in all new-build homes.
Why is this important?
Cavity Wall Nesting Boxes provide the ideal nesting and roosting solution for many of our UK and visiting small to medium cavity nesting birds.
House sparrow numbers were not monitored adequately before the mid-1970s. Since then, numbers in rural England have nearly halved while numbers in towns and cities have declined by 60 per cent. Because of these large population declines, the house sparrow is now red-listed as a species of high conservation concern.
Blue Tits, House Sparrows and other types of Secondary Cavity Nesting birds will line their nests with lichen, moss, dry grass, feathers twigs and fur, making a nest within a chamber or cavity.
We’d love to see a ‘Cavity Nest’ installed in every new UK home as standard.
Our test boxes have achieved an adoption rate of over 90% with reported birds such as Robins, Blue Tits, Sparrows and Tree Creepers nesting within. But we need your help to spread the word and help provide a home for nesting birds in the UK.