The Beckets Park Partnership has been formed with River Nene Regional Park, Northampton Borough Council, Environment Agency, Northamptonshire Enterprise Limited, Northamptonshire County Council and West Northamptonshire Development Corporation.
Boughton Pocket Park is at the heart of the village of Boughton in Northamptonshire. It is managed by a committee of villagers on behalf of the local community. RNRP has been working with the Pocket Park committee to secure grants for habitat and play improvements.
The project aim has been to improve the biodiversity value of the Local Nature Reserve by transforming the fields into a complex of permanent pools and seasonally wet scrapes, which are proving particularly attractive to wading birds and invertebrates including dragonflies. Access improvements have been carried out providing attractive community greenspace within walking distance of Northampton town centre.
By providing an independent conservation and advisory service to landowners the RNRP can diversify and enhance its environmental assets and help to bridge the gaps between existing and proposed green spaces and the surrounding environment.
The River Nene Regional Park (RNRP) Partnership has secured funding from the Landscape Partnership (LP) Scheme by the Heritage Lottery Fund for the project 'Unlocking the Character of Salcey Forest and Yardley Chase'.
Situated at the centre of the River Nene Regional Park, Stanwick Lakes cover 500 acres of former gravel pits in the Nene Valley. Previously owned by Hanson's Aggregates, East Northamptonshire District Council purchased the site with the view of creating a visitor attraction of local and regional significance.
Top Lodge at Fineshade Woods is an exciting, innovative project designed to celebrate the cultural heritage of Rockingham Forest and deliver a high quality, sustainable green infrastructure asset for the people of Corby, north Northamptonshire and further afield.
The Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Northamptonshire and Peterborough are now the proud owners of Summer Leys Local Nature Reserve near Wellingborough, thanks to funding from River Nene Regional Park and Natural England.
The Wollaston to Earls Barton Wetlands Wilderness is an exciting project to make optimal use of former aggregate extraction lakes that are proposed to become part of the Nene Valley Special Protection Area (SPA).