At the end of 2020, Waltham on the Wolds and Thorpe Arnold Parish Council started a Biodiversity Group. The main goals as mentioned in the terms of reference are:
- discuss and make observations, representations and actions regarding the structure of biodiversity for the villages, including, planting, rewilding, woodland areas etc...
- advise the Council of its activities and make recommendations to the Council about improvements which can be made
Villagers - already more than 20 of all ages are involved - will work on different topics such as wild flowering, biodiversity survey, beekeeping and tree planting.
Are you a keen observer or do you have knowledge of nature in general or special knowledge on one or more of the various taxa (categories) of wildlife? Then join our Biodiversity Survey Team. We go out in small groups to survey specific places in both villages. Or you can help us with your own observations. Our quest is to add recordings at the NatureSpot website to establish a good overview of the fauna and flora of Waltham on the Wolds and Thorpe Arnold.
We are starting a beekeeping project. For now we are gathering information and are looking for one or more spots to install one or more beehives. All options are still open. Are you interested in joining, can you share information or are you planning to keep bees yourself, please let us know.
WOTWATA Biodiversity Group Newsletter - February 2021 (PDF, 1.1 Mb)
WOTWATA Biodiversity Group Newsletter - February 2021 - Wild flowering our village
WOTWATA Biodiversity Group Newsletter - March 2021 (PDF, 922 Kb)
Newsletter WOTWATA Biodiversity Group - March 2021 - Wild Flowering / Biodiversity Survey / Beekeeping Project
WOTWATA Biodiversity Group Newsletter - March 2022 (PDF, 1020 Kb)
WOTWATA Biodiversity Group Newsletter - March 2022 - Playfield Orchard - Fruit tree planting
The WOTWATA Biodiversity Group minutes
Minutes of the WOTWATA Biodiversity Meeting of 24th November 2020.
Minutes of the WOTWATA Biodiversity Meeting of 26th January 2021.
Minutes of the WOTWATA Biodiversity Group Meeting of 23rd February 2021.
Minutes of the WOTWATA Biodiversity Group Meeting 23rd March 2021
WOTWATA Biodiversity Group - Minutes meeting 10th February 2022
Would you like to join the group? Please contact Councillor Estelle Slegers: firstname.lastname@example.org or 07943 166 441.