We've been contacted by The Norfolk Wildlife Trust who are looking for help with their County Wildlife Action project. Please contact Sarah if you are interested in helping in any way.
"I'm contacting you on behalf of Norfolk Wildlife Trust to let you know about an exciting new project called County Wildlife Action which your group or members might be interested in getting involved with.
We're working to engage a variety of local community groups and independent volunteers who are helping to survey County Wildlife Sites and Churchyards across Norfolk. Sites you might be particularly interested in include Cremer's Meadow and All Saint's churchyard.
It would be fantastic if you were able to help us promote the project by circulating this information to any of your group members who you think might be interested in taking part by becoming a Community Wildlife Surveyor.
If you would be interested in talking more about the project or for any further information, please don't hesitate to get in touch.
County Wildlife Action Training Officer"
We were pleased to be invited to meet recently with Councillor Alan Waters, Leader of Norwich City Council, which has recently agreed to allocate funding in the 2016-17 financial year to look at possible projects to improve Kett’s Heights. Alan recalled visiting the site in the 1980s, but hadn’t been recently. We were able to show him the work done recently by the Friends and the community payback teams, and he enjoyed being able to see the view all the way to City Hall. Kett’s Heights is one of the three strategic viewpoints designated by the Council to be taken into account when planning applications are considered. As the ward Alan represents starts at the top of Kett’s Hill, he has a local interest on behalf of his electors as well as the wider City Council.
In the photo : Alan Waters in the centre, Eamonn Burgess (Thorpe Hamlet Labour Party) on the right, John Trevelyan (Chair, Friends of Kett’s Heights) on the left.”
Quite a lot more tidying up has been carried out by the Friends and members of the Community Payback scheme during the first half of February. Paths have been swept, trees have been cleared of ivy and pruned back. All work that has to be done before the Spring nesting season starts in March. It's been cold & windy at times up there on The Heights but we are a dedicated bunch!
The first major project took place on January 21st and involved Friends of Kett's Heights who, working in partnership with Norwich City Council, spent the day vastly improving the vista from the main viewpoint. ,