These part day events will present information and networking opportunities around three topic areas of particular relevance in the Catchment, and much more broadly. The events and dates are listed below:
Sustainable Urban Drainage September 17th
Models for Open Space Management October 6th
Water Framework Directive: Understanding your responsibilities October 28th
We would like to welcome Georgina Wallis to the team. She has joined us as our new Catchment Sensitive Farming Officer for the Nene and Welland catchments.
If you would like to contact Georgina her details are listed below:
Tel: 01506 526438
Mob: 07921 941734
The Green Patch has been shortlisted for the Jewson's Building Better Communities fund to raise funding to replace the hut at The Green Patch!
All you need to do is vote via your Facebook account by following this link - https://www.buildingbettercommunities.co.uk/submission/the-green-patch-community-garden
The Countryside Stewardship Water Capital Grants 2015 are now open. Due to the targeted nature of the scheme this information is not being emailed to customers, information and guidancehas been published on GOV.UK. Grants on a range of capital items are available for farm infrastructure improvements to reduce water pollution from agriculture. The maximum grant payable is £10,000. The grants are available to farmers in CSF target areas only.
WILDLIFE, communities and local economies are reaping the benefits of England's new Nature Improvement Areas, according to a report published on the 14th November.
The Nene Valley is one of these twelve Nature Improvement Areas (NIAs) set up by the government in 2012, which have helped farmers to access EU grants, made valuable contributions towards university research and boosted the £210 billion rural economy.
They've also attracted outside investment – more than £730,000 from business partners and £7.8 million from NGOs and not-for-profit organisations.