Biodiversity and Green Spaces
4/11/14 DEFRA publishes The National Pollinator Strategy: for bees and other pollinators in England, a 10 year plan to 'help pollinating insects survive and thrive'.
22/10/14 Grow Wild is awarding funding of £1,000 to £4,000 to community groups that want to bring people together to transform a communal space by sowing and growing UK native plants. Deadline is 2 December 2014
20/09/14 The Wildlife trust has been given £1.5 million to create Woodberry Wetlands at Stoke Newington East Reservoir
10/08/14 Tigers seen in Hackney! Big orange dayflying moths.
07/14 Friends of the Earth have published a guide on how local authorities can help save bees
17/05/14 Katherine Hamnett calls emergency Roundup meeting in Hackney
06/03/14 Friends of the Earth urges everyone to comment on the UK's draft Bee Action Plan, and to make it stronger
24/07/13 Healthy trees, healthy places report published. This spells out how investing in a vibrant and thriving natural environment is critical to key services, and a powerful tool in regenerating and reinvigorating the local economy. It also highlights the importance of trees in improving urban air quality.
02/07/13 Sign the petition against Sainsbury's.
11/06/13 Endangered bumble bee mimic discovered at Abney.
06/06/13 Hackney Homes is looking for help from residents to enhance biodiversity. And Sustainable Hackney are looking for estates looking to reduce the use of pesticides. Click here for details
05/04/13 Planning Committee reject Wilmer Pace Sainsbury's and Save Abney's Woodland Edge.
Major events on the Marshes? 07/03/13 HMUG+SH Letter to Gazette Major events.pdf + 07/03/13 Gazette article on Marshes major events
7/1/13 Next Hackney Biodiversity Partnership meeting 21st January 2013.
26/11/12 Biodiversity Report for SH Steering Group meeting on 28.11.12.
22/11/12 The Wilmer Place planning application remains live. Determination has been delayed by our pressure for more wildlife surveys.
30/10/12 Hedgehog seen on Stoke Newington Common.
10/10/12 Rare Whitebeam found in Springfield Park is Sorbus mougeotii not S. anglica.
21/09/12 Another rare moth discovered at Abney.
07/09/12 Guided Walk through Abney Park Nature Reserve - Wilmer Place Park v Sainsbury's Towerblock
22/08/12 Abney Park Nature Reserve Threatened by WIlmer Place Sainsbury's tower block.
06/03/12 Springfield Park Cherry Destroyed
24/10/11 Hackney Biodiversity Action Plan consultation closes today!