The Girton Local Nature Recovery Plan is a 10-year plan for identifying and improving priority sites, habitats, and species’ statuses in our village. A working group of the Parish Council is developing the plan which will be community led and will form part of Girton’s Neighbourhood Plan.
It aims to:
- encourage community awareness and inspire action to help nature flourish;
- enhance and extend wildlife habitats;
- to increase the diversity and abundance of wild fauna and flora.
The Local Nature Recovery Plan for Girton
The LNRP for Girton consists of two documents: ‘Context, Aims and Objectives’ which provides background and overview for the Plan and the ‘Plan’ document which states what will be done over the 10 year period. The Plan will be updated and republished annually.
News and events
Girton Millennium Wood – New 5 Year Plan – Comments Needed
Girton Millenium Wood owned and managed by the Woodland Trust has a new 5 year Management Plan.
The wood was established in 2000 as a community resource. The Woodland Trust is seeking comments on the Plan – consultation is open until 3rd December. Send them to direct to firstname.lastname@example.org , or to email@example.com & we’ll collate & pass on on behalf of the Parish Council .
Crowdfunding appeal: Hibbert-Ware Memorial Garden
We have exciting plans for the Hibbert-Ware Garden (opposite St Andrew’s Church) but we need Girton’s help to realise them. Alice Hibbert-Ware was an inspirational naturalist and teacher who lived in our village for the last 13 years of her life between 1931 and 1944. Such was the esteem that Alice was held in that the Parish Council together with Girton College and others set about raising funds for a garden in her memory which opened in 1948.
We wish to refresh the Garden, so it remains true to its original dedication while showcasing wildlife gardening during the climate emergency. It will :
- Host a greater variety of plants that will lead to increased diversity of wildlife
- Make the garden more accessible so it can be enjoyed by more residents of Girton
- Act as an exemplar for wildlife friendly approaches to gardening
- Create more awareness about Alice Hibbert-Ware and her amazing work
But we need your help. Initially we need to raise find to kick start the project. We have a ‘Just Giving’ page at https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/nature-in-girton Any amount you can spare will help. Funds raised will go towards trees and plants, tools, bird and bat boxes, and plant hire.
We also need people in the village to grow and supply plants, and to help with digging and planting over the winter months. If interested, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.