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Country Park set for major improvements (22-02-19)

Daventry Council News Feed - Fri, 08/23/2019 - 01:00
Daventry Country Park is set to undergo major improvements this year after councillors agreed funding.
Categories: Daventry

Would you support Good Neighbours scheme for Daventry? (18-02-19)

Daventry Council News Feed - Tue, 07/02/2019 - 01:00
People in Daventry are being asked for their support in setting up a scheme to support elderly, vulnerable and isolated members of our community.
Categories: Daventry

Kiplingcotes Derby: Oldest horse race celebrates 500th anniversary

BBC Humberside News Feed - 2 hours 7 min ago
Tracey Corrigan and her horse Frog wins the Kiplingcotes Derby in East Yorkshire which dates back to 1519.
Categories: Humberside

Swimmer defies teachers to become Special Olympics champion

BBC Merseyside News Feed - 2 hours 8 min ago
Shauna Hogan was labelled a swimming "health and safety risk" but became a Special Olympics champion.
Categories: Merseyside

Cookstown disco deaths: No apology for drugs arrest of hotelier

BBC Northern Ireland NewsFeed - 2 hours 29 min ago
Hotel owner Michael McElhatton was de-arrested over what turned out to be an "innocent substance".
Categories: Northern Ireland

Heswall cat Duchy killed with laser-sighted air rifle

BBC Merseyside News Feed - 2 hours 30 min ago
Duchy suffered "catastrophic" injuries in a "brutal act of cruelty", the RSPCA says.
Categories: Merseyside

Hampshire: Adrian Birrell has faith in squad to compete without Karunaratne

BBC Hampshire News Feed - 2 hours 34 min ago
Hampshire are seeking potential replacements for Dimuth Karunaratne but can compete without one, says Adrian Birrell.

Ballymurphy inquest: Ex-soldier 'ran through cover during firefight'

BBC Northern Ireland NewsFeed - 2 hours 35 min ago
Ex-paratrooper was giving evidence to the Ballymurphy inquest that is looking into the deaths of 10 people.
Categories: Northern Ireland

Burglar murdered 87-year-old in 'horrific' Little Aston raid

BBC Staffordshire News Feed - 2 hours 36 min ago
Jason Wilsher has been found guilty of murdering Arthur Gumbley in a burglary.
Categories: Staffordshire

Bristol nursery locks toys away for a month

BBC Bristol News Feed - 2 hours 40 min ago
The toys have been replaced toys with cardboard, tins and train tickets in an attempt to encourage play.
Categories: Bristol

Cookstown disco deaths: No apology for drugs arrest of hotelier

BBC Northern Ireland NewsFeed - 2 hours 45 min ago
Hotel owner Michael McElhatton was de-arrested over what turned out to be an "innocent substance".
Categories: Northern Ireland

Drewe Broughton: Former striker helping Premier League players through struggles

Drewe Broughton struggled with depression and addiction as a player - BBC Look East hears how he is now helping Premier League players.

Drewe Broughton: Former striker helping Premier League players through struggles

BBC Cambridgeshire News Feed - 2 hours 57 min ago
Drewe Broughton struggled with depression and addiction as a player - BBC Look East hears how he is now helping Premier League players.
Categories: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

Drewe Broughton: Former striker helping Premier League players through struggles

BBC Beds Bucks Herts News Feed - 2 hours 57 min ago
Drewe Broughton struggled with depression and addiction as a player - BBC Look East hears how he is now helping Premier League players.

Mark Fontaine stabbing: Teenagers guilty over killing

BBC London News Feed - 2 hours 59 min ago
Mark Fontaine was stabbed to death in Kensington on the evening of 30 May last year.

Spring is in the air as Council transforms 30 green spaces in Cornwall

Cornwall Council News feed - 2 hours 59 min ago

  

Communities in Cornwall are benefiting from 40 hectares of improved green spaces created under a pioneering scheme to bring nature-rich habitats to urban areas.

As spring has officially started this week, Cornwall Council is nearing completion of its Green Infrastructure for Growth - Making Space for Nature programme.

The three-year scheme has brought 30 wildlife and pollinator-friendly areas to seven Cornish towns across an area equivalent to 40 rugby pitches.

Now residents are being invited to take part in activities in these enriched green spaces and get involved in further improvements.

The following sites have been completed under the scheme which is part of the Council’s Environmental Growth strategy

  • Penzance; Bolitho Gardens, Milllennium Woods, Love Lane Wildlife Garden, Mennaye Boating Lake and Mann's Field
  • Hayle; Copperhouse Pool Margins, Treveglos Meadow and Millpond Gardens 
  • Camborne; Tuckingmill Valley Park, Wheal Harriet (Elim Centre) and Park an Tansys open space.
  • Pool; East Pool Park, Treloweth Park and Crembling Well. New trees have also been planted on Tolvaddon Road.
  • Redruth; Treskerby Playing Field, Trenoweth Playing Field, Knights Way Field and St Day Road Cemetery.
  • Bude; Goldsworthy Field, Berries Avenue and Kings Hill Wood 
  • Saltash; Warfelton Field, Grenfell Estate, Saltmill Park and Longstone Park

Work continues in Penzance and Camborne.

By the end of this year £3.5m will have been spent on public open spaces, roadside verges and closed cemeteries and churchyards. The project is receiving £2.8m from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020. 

 

The next Making Space for Nature event is a community wildflower planting day in Penzance on Saturday 30 March.

From 10am to midday residents can help plant pot-grown wildflowers at Mennaye Boating Lake and Mann’s Field in Wherrytown. There will also be an afternoon session in St Mary’s Churchyard between 2pm and 4pm.

Sue James, Cornwall Council’s cabinet portfolio holder for the environment and neighbourhoods, said: “The Making Space for Nature project has helped transform plots of land in towns across Cornwall to make them better places for people and for wildlife.

“As spring starts we are inviting residents to come out and see these beautiful new green spaces and get involved in planting activities or just enjoy being in nature.”

Future Making Space for Nature activities include community days at:

  • Trenoweth Playing Field, Redruth, April 9
  • Warfelton Field, Saltash, April 13

  • Love Lane Wildlife Garden, Penzance, April 17
  • Berries Avenue, Bude, May 23
  • Royal Cornwall Show, Wadebridge, June 6 to 8
  • Goldsworthy Field, Bude, June 15
  • Treveglos Meadow, Hayle, June 21
  • St Day Road Cemetery, Redruth, June 22
  • St Mary’s Churchyard, Penzance, July 3
  • Golowan Festival, Penzance, June 29

Find more information about the Making Space for Nature project.

Making Space for Nature is a practical example of Cornwall Council’s Pollinator Action Plan which is being launched later this spring.

It aims to make the Council’s assets and operations more pollinator friendly by increasing awareness of pollinators and their needs, identify and support local ideas for pollinator opportunities, help ensure pollinator habitats and species recover and provide beneficial services to farming and tourism and residents across Cornwall.

European Regional Development Fund

The project is receiving up to £2.8 million of funding from the England European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020.  The Ministry for Housing Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) is the Managing Authority for ERDF. Established by the European Union ERDF funds help local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support innovation, businesses, create jobs and local community regenerations. For more information visit https://www.gov.uk/guidance/england-2014-to-2020-european-structural-and-investment-funds

Categories: Cornwall

Simon Kerrod & Tom Lawday: Harlequins agree deals to sign duo

Harlequins agree deals to sign Worcester's Simon Kerrod and Exeter's Tom Lawday at the end of the season.

Simon Kerrod & Tom Lawday: Harlequins agree deals to sign duo

BBC London News Feed - 3 hours 25 sec ago
Harlequins agree deals to sign Worcester's Simon Kerrod and Exeter's Tom Lawday at the end of the season.

M11 closure: No action over Stansted coach 'bomb hoax'

BBC Essex News Feed - 3 hours 1 min ago
A man arrested on suspicion of making hoax bomb threats on a coach on the M11 is released without charge.
Categories: Essex

Cervical screening: DIY smear test could be 'game-changer'

BBC Tyne and Wear News Feed - 3 hours 12 min ago
Women who miss cervical screening appointments are being given home-testing kits in a pilot scheme.
Categories: Tyne and Wear

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