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Campaigners want a former golf course to be designated as public open space
Kuli Kohli writes about what the countryside means to her
Has lockdown reduced light pollution?
We need to be protecting our hedgerows and planting a lot more of them - not cutting them down.
Another thing you can do to help transform the golf course into a public green space - let Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council know your thoughts in their online survey on "green infrastructure" by 16 August: https://wh1.snapsurveys.com/s.asp?k=162401090948
We'll be at this event. Come and say hello if you are in Stafford on Sunday! We will have books, greetings cards and raffle tickets for our Grand Summer Draw for sale.
"How can we protect people’s enjoyment of the natural world, while also ensuring that these pleasures endure for future generations? A pertinent question, and one that's particularly relevant to heavily visited places like Cannock Chase.
Campaigners are calling for a former golf course in north Staffordshire to be transformed into ‘Silverdale Common’ for the benefit of both people and nature, rather than being sold off for development.
New article on our website: https://www.cprestaffordshire.org.uk/stories/a-new-use-for-an-old-golf-course/
Spotted in a Staffordshire SSSI: the second site of a scarce spider.🕷️🕸️ https://twitter.com/joshual951/status/1418608345355743239
We've launched a survey to understand the experiences of young people who live in rural or coastal areas. 🌳🌊
If you're 16-25, we want to hear from you! Take part here, or tag someone who would be interested >>> https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/S7WK9J9
Hedgerows are our largest nature reserve.More than 2000 species depend on UK hedgerows, and planting more could help slow and reverse nature’s decline. Will you sign the petition calling on the government to act? #40by50
🗣️What do you think about our open spaces, parks and playgrounds and how do you use them? 🤔
We're updating an action plan for green infrastructure and would like your input ✅🌳🏞️
You can submit your comments in our short survey https://bit.ly/3rm2j2x until 16 August 👍
Plans for a new quarry at Orgreave in rural Staffordshire to supply HS2 with concrete have been passed, despite hundreds of objections. The quarry will operate for up to 5 years and extract 1.4 million tonnes of sand and gravel.
More of this please!
Imagine new estates being built with allotments?
Suburban patches of moved grass being turned over as plots?
Urban planters filled with edibles? 🍅🍏🍓🌱
#EdibleEast @ClimateCensusUk https://twitter.com/LGSpace/status/1415206266696261637
Slugs are hosts to lungworm.
Lungworm kills all mammals unless treated.
Hedgehogs do not voluntarily eat slugs.
While people still believe they do, hedgehogs will continue dying of starvation and parasite invasion.
More info https://img1.wsimg.com/blobby/go/e95158b6-eee0-4c42-98aa-c2b1ef5c6301/SLUGS%20write%20up.pdf
Please share this far and wide.
This is very sneaky! Farmers and land owners warned to watch out for Country Land Conservation letters after plots are bought to protect wildlife, but then flipped and sold for development. https://thismon.ee/a/8582117
URGENT! Today our Crowd Funding Page goes live! We need to raise £13,000 by 7th August to help launch a court case to protect C&W green belt. Please donate, retweet and share if you can! This is the last chance to save the precious Green Belt! https://www.crowdjustice.com/case/save-our-green-belt-coventry/
An invitation to contribute to @DefraGovUK research on children’s engagement with National Parks and AONB's (survey closes 16 July) - https://wh1.snapsurveys.com/s.asp?k=162504629801
#PlasticFreeJuly reduce single use by taking your own cups & containers to your favourite take away 💚
THREAD: Today we publish our six tests for the government’s planning proposals in collaboration with 21 other organisations!
We will use these six tests to scrutinise how the government reacts to its recent planning consultation, which received over 44,000 responses 1/3
Council bosses are taking legal action to try to buy a house which has stood empty for three years. "With the right approach it could contribute to affordable housing options in the borough and that would be a good result." https://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/news/stoke-on-trent-news/no-one-lived-house-three-5516135?utm_source=linkCopy&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=sharebar
In advance of @mhclg
formally responding to the Planning White Paper consultation, 22 organisations, co-ordinated by @CPRE, have written to the govt to set out our 'six tests for planning'. Go team ✊ @Emma_Atks @PipOppen @jon_mwjones https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/planning-reforms-bill-wont-halt-wildlife-decline-f2sknvhgz