A wildlife event is set to take place at Howard Park to celebrate the Letchworth bee corridor initiative.

The event, on April 13, promotes the initiative through activities such as face painting, arts and crafts, and making bee/bug hotels.

The initiative was launched by John O'Conner last year as an aiding mechanism for bees and encourages their protection and conservation.

The activities start from 10am and is scheduled to run until 2pm.

The Comet: Kids making bee bombs Howard Park

People can also make a seed bomb on the day with additional colour to throw in a specific area, with the idea being that the seeds will grow into a patch of wildflowers for bees to enjoy.

Councillor Steve Jarvis, executive member for Environment and Leisure, said: “The bee corridor is a real community effort, so please do come along to the event, they’ll be lots on offer for children, as well as the all-important seed bomb throwing.

"By transforming Letchworth into a wildlife haven – including planting nectar rich flowers and re-wilding patches of grass – we can make it easier for bees to get around and increase their numbers.”

Next year's council budget has allocated £10,000 for more bee corridors in the district.

Karen Green, pest control manager at John O’Conner, said: “The ‘Bee part of it’ project has been amazing, we’ve had such a good response from businesses, schools, scout groups, community groups and most of all from Letchworth residents.

"Everyone is on board with the project, I was amazed at the amount of gardens that are already bee friendly.

"I really hope John O’Conners can help Letchworth get the Bee Friendly Award that they truly deserve."

Several organisations, including Love Letchworth, Culturewood and Letchworth Scout Group, will be participating in the event.