A mission to help nature's recovery across Warwickshire is under way - The Leamington Observer

A mission to help nature's recovery across Warwickshire is under way

Leamington Editorial 28th Aug, 2023   0

A MISSION to help nature’s recovery across Warwickshire is under way.

And green-minded council chiefs have been chosen to lead it.

Warwickshire County Council has been selected by the government to draw up a plan to help the county’s natural world to recover.

It is one of 48 authorities to be selected to help the recovery of nature across the whole country.

Each authority must draw up a Local Nature Recovery Strategy and they will receive a share of a £14million funding pot to enable them to carry out the work in their area.

Warwickshire’s nature recovery strategy will help communities to map out the action that is needed in their area to restore nature. Over a 12 to 24-month period, WCC and the Warwickshire, Coventry and Solihull Local Nature Partnership will be working closely with local people from farmers to school children, to ensure as many views as possible are represented in the finalised strategy.

WCC will also work with the neighbouring responsible authorities to ensure all the LNRSs throughout the county join together to create a cohesive nationwide framework.

When complete, these strategies from across the UK will be a key way of measuring and meeting government’s England-wide nature recovery targets.

WCC climate spokesperson Coun Heather Timms said: “At Warwickshire County Council we have a long and proud history of acting as responsible stewards of the county’s natural world.

“Through initiatives such as our UK-renowned developer biodiversity net gain scheme, adopt a wildflower verge, our commitment to planting a tree for every resident and the underpinning of this with the creation of a local authority-run tree nursery, we are working every day to actively assist nature in recovering across Warwickshire.

“It is fantastic news that Warwickshire has been selected by government to act as responsible authority for Warwickshire’s nature recovery strategy and we are looking forward to working closely with partners in our district and boroughs and stakeholders across the county as we strive, together, for our vision of a Warwickshire that is sustainable now and for future generations.”

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