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Climate & Nature News
Climate & Nature Emergency Declaration
Frampton Cotterell Parish Council has declared a Climate & Nature Emergency. In November 2023, the parish council made this declaration to show commitment to the environment and becoming net zero by 2030. Take a look at the Climate Emergency Declaration Signed.
To support the Climate & Nature Emergency Declaration, the Parish Council approved a new Environment Policy in 2024. Environment Policy
Climate & Nature Meetings
Frampton Cotterell Parish Council are dedicated to protecting and enhancing nature and our environment. A new Climate & Nature Committee (in-person, decision making) and Climate & Nature Group (online discussion) have been created in 2021. Want to get involved? YOU can join in as often or as little as you like on climate & Nature projects!
Head to the calendar to view upcoming meetings.
Proposal for a Wildlife Pond at Centenary Field
Local Climate & Nature Action Plan
In 2021, we created a three-year Local Climate and Nature Action Plan (2021)
We welcome your feedback and suggestions on the plan, which will be regularly reviewed.
The plan was created with the help of the South Glos. Council Local Nature Action Plan Guidance.
Tree Health & Safety Works
In 2019, the parish council commissioned a tree health & safety survey. This survey included consideration of how we can combat the Ash Dieback issue across the village.
These works began in October 2022.
You can read our Tree Health & Safety Works Specification for more information.
Frampton Cotterell Ecology Report
Former parish councillor, Julian Selman, compiled an excellent report on the ecological features Frampton Cotterell Parish.
If you have any questions about or suggested additions for this report, please contact our Climate & Nature Officer.
Frampton Cotterell Species Lists
Frampton resident and founder of Frampton Cotterell Nature Group, David Hanks, has compiled a series of Frampton Cotterell Species Lists.
There are some really exciting finds, so have a browse!
Have you spotted any of the species on these lists, or taken any photos? If yes, we’d love to hear from you! Email our Climate & Nature Officer on firstname.lastname@example.org, or send a message or leave a comment on our Facebook, Instagram, or X (formerly Twitter).
Biodiversity Management Plans
In 2021, Frampton Cotterell Parish Council implemented a grassland and woodland management plan for Centenary Field to help nature thrive!
You can read the management plans over on our Centenary Field webpage.
Rewilding in Frampton
“Rewilding” or returning to nature doesn’t just mean reintroducing big species such as wolves and beavers. It can be as simple as embracing messy areas in your garden. A pile of old leaves isn’t clutter – it could be a home for a hedgehog or a hiding place for insects!
Frampton Cotterell Parish Council are working on rewilding projects of our own. For example, we decided to leave a border of long grass around the Centenary Field to grow, only cutting it once every 3 years. This will allow wildlife to use the longer grass for shelter.
Check out Rewilding Britain for more tips on making your garden wilder.
Read about more of our past and present projects:
If you have any suggestions or would like to volunteer on any projects, contact Daisy Finniear (Climate & Nature Officer) on email@example.com.
**This page will be updated with climate & nature info regularly! Keep your eyes peeled.**