Successful community workshops held
Keen to keep your local area green?
Link2Nature organised two successful community workshops in April 2013 at West Ashton, near Trowbridge, and Dinton, near Salisbury. The workshops gave Wiltshire residents the chance to come and learn how to get involved and take a positive community approach to recording and making the most of their local green space.
Thanks to all those who came along, it was great to see so much interest and enthusiasm for our local green space and so much support for what Link2Nature is aiming to achieve.
A range of organisations and groups were there to give people more information about what they are doing and also help to inspire us all to get active and get involved, including:
Link 2 Nature Coordinator
Wiltshire & Swindon Biological Records Centre
Freshford and Limpley Stoke Environment Group
Salisbury Greenspace Initiative
Green Lane Wood volunteers
Wiltshire Council - Open Spaces, Countryside and Rights of Way
Wiltshire Wildlife Trust
Wiltshire Environmental Intelligence Officer- Jenny Hawley, author of the ‘State of the Environment Report’
Wiltshire Food Projects Officers- Sara Cundy/Gary Lamont, available to talk about the on-going community orchard, garden and food growing spaces projects
Public Health Team- Wiltshire
A third workshop will be organised in the Swindon area later in 2013.
Link 2 Nature has secured a Small Grants Fund from the Public Health Team in Wiltshire, to give local groups and people the opportunity to apply for hand held recording equipment to monitor and record the good work that your local group is doing for the environment. More information regarding this grant will be available shortly.