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April Newsletter

Now that the 2023/4 work season is over attention has turned to summer events and planning. Over thecoming weeks, you’ll all be hearing from Charlie who is arranging visits to each site to plan the work to beundertaken in 2024/5. I am hoping to join as many of these as I can, to ensure that NB is lined up to […]

March Newsletter

Another season of conservation work parties is almost complete and what a rainy one it has been. Thank you all for the work you do to support our local nature in all weathers! Now that the spring is (allegedly) on its way, it’s time to start thinking about training and summer events. This month the invitation has gone out for […]

Response to Local Plan

Join the fight to protect our local nature! Basingstoke and Deane is on the brink of major development, with 17,000 new houses planned over the next two decades. But amidst this growth, we must safeguard our precious biodiversity. The Local Plan must act as the blueprint for responsible development. It dictates where and how new constructions take shape and needs […]

Newsletter – February 2024

A big thank you to everyone who provided feedback on the first Natural Basingstoke Newsletter. My aim is to issue these (roughly) monthly and over time I hope that we can showcase the fantastic work that happens on sites around Basingstoke. At the point that I’m writing this more than half of you have returned your questionnaires. Aside from the […]

A New Conservation Group

We’re working with BDBC to launch a brand new conservation group for the Sherfield Park area! The Larches was recently felled, as it used to be ancient woodland, but was replanted as a timber crop in the 1940s. As part of a nationwide restoration scheme, we will be working towards restoring the Larches to its former glory as ancient woodland, […]

Newsletter – January 2024

Happy New Year everyone, and welcome to the first Natural Basingstoke Newsletter!  Since I took over from Marion as NB Chair, last November, I have been heartened to find out how much local enthusiasm there is for nature and how many people are working one way or another to protect our valuable habitats.The aim of this newsletter is to share […]

Natural Basingstoke’s 10 Year Anniversary Celebration!

Natural Basingstoke celebrated its 10th Anniversary at an event on 23rd October, at the Red Lion Hotel in Basingstoke. Many turned out for the occasion, including representatives from many of the conservation groups, third-party conservation, wildlife and sustainability advocates and groups, and several local councillors and representatives from the ranger and biodiversity team. It was great to see so many […]