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Nenescape Year One Newsletter

Nenescape Year One Newsletter

It has been a very hectic first year for our Heritage Lottery-Funded Nenescape Project, and we are delighted with the progress made and support received from our brilliant partners. We are delighted to bring you the Nenescape year one newsletter.

Resilient River completes first project!

Resilient River completes first project!

On the second of March the first of four river restoration schemes was completed at Stanwick Lakes. The Resilient Rivers scheme, supported by the Nenescape Landscape Partnership and the Environment Agency, completed the re-connection of a backwater to the main river channel.


Nene Valley Land Adviser Vacancy

The Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Northamptonshire and Cambridgeshire is looking for an enthusiastic Land Adviser to deliver the Farming for the Future project an exciting partnership project delivered by The Wildlife Trust (WT) and River Nene Regional Park (RNRP), as part of the Nenescape HLF Landscape Partnership,
RNRP Number Deactivated

RNRP Number Deactivated

We would just like to inform you that as of the 1st January 2018 the following number will be deactivated:

01536 526445 - Viktor Tzikas & Kathryn Hardcastle

The following numbers will remain active and can used used to reach Kathryn or Viktor:

01536 526451 or 01536 526436


RNRP Festive Period Closure

RNRP Festive Period Closure

RNRP will be shut over the festive period. We will be closing at 12noon on Friday 22nd December and will be back open on the 2nd January 2018. 

The team would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. 

Nenescape is Officially Launched

Nenescape is Officially Launched

£2.6m National Lottery investment in the Nene Valley!

The beginning of November marks the start of Nenescape, a five-year Landscape Partnership project supported by a £2.6m Heritage Lottery Fund grant. Thanks to Lottery players, the Nene Valley, its communities and visitors will benefit from 16 projects delivered by 11 partners over the next five years. Activities will provide opportunities for local people to develop skills, improve access to the water, restore wetland and wildlife habitats, uncover and celebrate the area’s history and develop tourism.

CSF Update

CSF Update

Georgina Wallis, Catchment Sensitive Farming Officer attended a National CSF Partnerships meeting in DEFRA Nobel House, London on Tuesday 4th April to discuss the work that the CSF catchments partnerships are doing across the country and to provide future ideas and feedback to Natural England. 


Please like and follow our new Facebook Page – Nene and Welland Catchment Sensitive Farming @NeneandWellandCSF.

Here we will provide regular updates on the project in the local area, including upcoming events and funding opportunities.


Countryside Stewardship Application Period

Countryside Stewardship Application Period

The third year of the Countryside Stewardship scheme has opened for applications. As of Friday 10th March, farmers and land managers can apply for the Mid Tier and Higher Tier of Countryside Stewardship. Catchment Sensitive Farming is focused on providing advice and guidance on the Mid Tier of Countryside Stewardship, which offers 5-year agreements for environmental improvements in the wider countryside, such as reducing diffuse water pollution or improving the environment for birds, pollinators and farm wildlife. There are also a number of capital grants available. Mid Tier applications need to be submitted by 30 September 2017 and you need to request a Mid Tier application pack by 31 July. The application window will close on 30 September 2017. For more information on Countryside Stewardship in the Nene and Welland catchments please call Georgina Wallis on 07921 941734. You can see more about the scheme by going to: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/countryside-stewardship-get-paid-for-environmental-land-management

LERAPS Pesticide workshop

LERAPS Pesticide workshop

On the 21st March we delivered a pesticide handling a LERAPS workshop, discussing best practice advise around pesticide handling and usage. We also looked into the LERAP regulations and advised farmers on how to remain compliant. We received good feedback and will be running similar events in the future. Thank you to our speakers Jo Gass, Environment Agency, Tom Edmondson, Anglian Water and Chris Tolley, who all gave fantastic presentations. You can see some of the guidance given in Chris’s presentation below. 
Nenescape Film and Digital Tenders

Nenescape Film and Digital Tenders

We're currently on the lookout for two passionate and creative organisations who can help share the incredible stories of the Nene with local communities and visitors through creative and exciting interpretation.

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