A Sherston Springwatch-style project with cameras in bird boxes throughout the Malmesbury village has received a cash boost from Malmesbury Area Board.

The Wild Sherston event has received £1, 367 to build bird and bat boxes with web-cams for use by the community and schools.

Martin Rae, who applied for the funding, said: “The money will help to put up a number of boxes in the village. There will be some for the swifts at the back of the village hall and the house sparrows in the high street.”