Climate & Nature

Climate & Nature

elephant hawk moth by P Handy, with text saying Climate and Nature

Join our Climate & Nature Mailing List

Head over to our Climate & Nature Mailing List form and enter your name and email to sign up. You will receive news and information about upcoming climate & nature volunteering opportunities across the village!

Climate & Nature News

Visit our Climate & Nature News Feed to see the latest Climate & Nature news in Frampton Cotterell.

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.

Environment Policy

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

pond location indicated by star, which is on the Mill Lane side of the Centenary Field

At the start of 2023, we began investigating the possibility of installing a small wildlife pond in the Centenary Field.

We completed a Wildlife Pond Centenary Field Report to determine the best location for the pond.

In November 2023, we successfully installed our new pond at Centenary Field.

Throughout January and February of 2024, we ran practical conservation sessions with our volunteers to build an eco-friendly dead-hedge around the pond. This dead-hedge will not only keep the pond safe and prevent dogs or people entering the pond, but will also serve as a fantastic habitat for plants and animals, too!

The pond is not yet filled with water – we hope to run “puddling” sessions later in the year. Keep an eye on our Climate & Nature news channel for updates!
Have questions or comments about the Centenary Field Pond? Contact Daisy on !

Frampton Cotterell Parish Council have developed a new Conservation Plan for The Park on School Road (Crossbow).

Our consultation is now closed, but if you have any thoughts, comments, or queries about our Conservation Plan, please get in touch with our Climate & Nature Officer on

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, 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:

Dental Recycling Station at The Brockeridge Centre

Meadow Survey at Centenary Field – Learn How To ID Wildflowers & Grasses! – Frampton Cotterell Parish Council (

P.P.E Recycling Station at the Brockeridge Centre

Refill Frampton Cotterell 

Frampton Cotterell Nature Notes

Tree planting with the Scouts


If you have any suggestions or would like to volunteer on any projects, contact Daisy Finniear (Climate & Nature Officer) on

**This page will be updated with climate & nature info regularly! Keep your eyes peeled.**