Wildlife Talks

COMING SOON – Our online Winter Wildlife Talks programme starts on Thur Oct 7th with a talk on Flowers of Road Verges and Reserves by Gerald who pent two years photographing the Nature Reserves and flower-bedecked roadsides, all within eight miles of his home in the countryside to the south of Winchester.
Talk is online via ZOOM and cost £3 per device (incl booking fee) via https://www.nottinghamshirewildlife.org/…/2021-10-07…

Tree Council

The Tree Council helps run a network of incredible volunteer Tree Wardens, working together to grow a greener future – and would love for you to get involved. There is a Tree Warden network in Rushcliffe covering many parishes, to see follow this link #trees in your community > https://treecouncil.org.uk/take-action/tree-wardens/

Seed Gathering Season is one of our favourite times of year – and it’s finally arrived! As autumn begins and the nights draw in, it’s the perfect time to get collecting and get to know your local trees > https://bit.ly/3hGtPUS




Nominations are now open for the 2021 Celebrating Rushcliffe Awards

In conjunction with media partner West Bridgford Wire, the Celebrating Rushcliffe Awards will celebrate the Borough’s wonderful volunteers, businesses, clubs, organisations, environmentalists, sports teams and athletes and the best of its health and wellbeing and food and drink sectors.
It will also be an opportunity to reflect on those that continue to play pivotal roles in the COVID-19 pandemic and how so many groups and individuals have played incredible parts in assisting Rushcliffe communities and local enterprise in times of need.
You can read the full press release at the link below where you will find more information including a list of award categories:
To make a nomination for one of the 10 awards visit https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/CRAs2021
Nominations are open until 11pm on Monday 18th October and the winners will be announced and celebrated in a ceremony to be confirmed later this year.

Progress on Wilford Fields

As it stands, the petition will be presented to the Transport and Environment Committee on the 13th of October where it will be considered and responded to, as part of a wider report covering a number of petitions. Not only that, they’re taking it word for word!
It is envisaged that the petition will be accepted and the actions requested in the petition taken forward.
This is fantastic news. The field is days away from being formally protected and will now be in the community’s hands to prepare for its future.
I will be sharing a poll in the coming week for when we might be able to host an online (zoom) inaugural meeting of the Friends of Wilford Field group where we will elect formal committee positions, adopt a constitution and prepare a future plan. This will be integral to the council accepting that Wilford Field has a bright future and we are the right people to be helping to guide its future.
Councillor Gordon Wheeler has continued to be a fantastic support and has committed to being there at every step of the way. Without him, this petition wouldn’t have made it to the committee let alone been accepted. Thank you Gordon!
The first big step is to make Wilford Field accessible.
Many people will know the pain of the slip’n’slide at the Western entrance as soon as there’s any hint of rain. For some who rely on that entrance or most enjoy walking through the field on their daily commute, this is an annual pain!
Please comment with any recommendations or suggestions on how we might make the steep bank more accessible. This might revolve around durable matting, but you might have other bright ideas that are feasible. Unfortunately, it appears that steps, for health and safety reasons, are beyond consideration.
My personal thought is a slight diverted route going left (when coming up from Sydney Park) on a less steep gradient lightly carved into the side of the bank. Please share your thoughts and we can put these to the council.

The Great Big Green Week: A Wilder East Bridgford –

Saturday, 25 September 2021 | Sunday, 26 September 2021 at East Bridgford Village Hall, East Bridgford, England. Find event and ticket information on this link

East Bridgford Wildlife and Biodiversity Group

Big Green Week – Carbon Literacy Course

Carbon Literacy Course