A trip in nature

As part of the Support Cambridgeshire Project a ‘Managing and Funding Green Spaces’ event was held at Paxton Pits Nature Reserve near St Neots on Wednesday the 24th May 2017.

Paxton Pits Nature Reserve  is managed by Huntingdonshire District Council Countryside Services and is supported by The Friends Group and the local community.

The workshop was well attended with 19 delegates representing 13 Parish Councils and one other organisation from across Cambridgeshire.

The afternoon began with a talk by Jim Stephenson (Senior Ranger) on the management of Paxton Pits, followed by a walk around part of the reserve.

Mark Nokkert of Cambridgeshire ACRE gave a power-point presentation on the potential funding opportunities for Green Spaces.

Several of the attendees visited the Little Paxton Recreation Ground with representatives from Little Paxton Parish Council to look at their outdoor gym equipment and netball court. The afternoon provided an opportunity for clerks and councillors from across the district to network and receive guidance on how to proceed with projects they are considering in the near future.

Excellent feedback was received from the delegates including:

  • The opening address by the Senior Ranger and the walk were excellent. The walk gave a great opportunity for networking and exchanging ideas.
  • Very useful new ideas.
  • There are always new ideas to learn from however long you have been doing something.

Keep up to date with events like these by visiting the Support Cambridgeshire website.

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