What do we do for Wildlife?

The Council has various duties through its planning functions but in addition it is involved in the following areas of work.

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  • We develop the Borough's Green Infrastructure Strategy

  • We work closely with Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust, maintaining a service level agreement for ecological expertise

  • We support Local "Friends of" Groups with work days and events

  • We are core partners with CEMEX and Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust managing Attenborough Nature Reserve

  • We actively address the "Biodiversity Duty" internally e.g. incorporation of features in maintenance and new works, officer and contractor training and site management changes

  • We are pro-active in seeking ways of working with partners in both Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire to improve biodiversity in the Erewash Valley

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    We maintain a TCV (The Conservation Volunteers) programme of habitat improvements on council sites

  • We are dedicated to declaring sites as Local Nature Reserves whenever possible

  • We produce site management plans for our local nature reserves.

  • We have a regular programme of tree planting across the Borough.

  • We support the local Barn Owl Project

  • We support Groundwork Greater Nottingham to promote environmental education in schools.