Activities

MINI MONDAYS at Iver Environment Centre

MINI MONDAYS at Iver Environment Centre

Monday 4 Mar 2024

Iver Heath Nature Reserve and Environment Centre, Slough

Iver Environment Centre run a regular event for preschool children. Why not join for craft activities, trails and stories (and the Mud Kitchen, of course). 

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Volunteer Task at Hardings Row Nature Reserve

Volunteer Task at Hardings Row Nature Reserve

Friday 8 Mar 2024

Hardings Row Nature Reserve, Iver Heath

Conservation activities will be discussed and decided upon by the group at the start of the session. Join us for some fresh air, exercise and good company and help make a positive impact on this precious green space.

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Annual Friends Meeting

Annual Friends Meeting

Thursday 14 Mar 2024

Colne Valley Visitor Centre, Denham

The Annual Friends of the Colne Valley Park Meeting.

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The Colne Valley Regional Park is the first substantial taste of countryside to the west of London. The Park, founded in 1965, stretches from Rickmansworth in the north to Staines and the Thames in the south, and from Uxbridge and Heathrow in the east, to Slough and Chalfont St Peter in the west.

A mosaic of farmland, woodland & water with 200 km of rivers, canals and over 60 lakes

The Colne Valley Regional Park, formed in 1965 , stretches from Rickmansworth in the north, to Staines and the Thames in the south, Uxbridge and Heathrow in the east, to Slough and Chalfont in the west. Covering 43 square miles the landscape is a mix of bustling towns, green spaces and waterways which are the first taste of countryside immediately west of London.

The Colne Valley Park Trust aims to highlight this fantastic and varied area, its history, rich landscape and biodiversity. Many people live, work and visit the Colne Valley, but too few realise it forms part of a vibrant regional park.

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Countryside on your doorstep – Explore the Colne Valley

Spotlight

Why we need to protect the Colne Valley Regional Park

Act now to secure its legacy and potential!

Your Countryside in Crisis – a call for action!

The Colne Valley Regional Park is amongst the most pressurised parts of the Green Belt.  The Green Belt is seen by the market as a good development opportunity as there is a vacuum of policy addressing development pressures/‘needs’.

We have been advocating solutions over the last few years and are grateful to those in positions of power who have listened, understood and acted. But unfortunately our efforts to promote proper political understanding and buy-in are still not cutting through with key decision-makers. Therefore we have launched a campaign.

About the Regional Park

Students at Brunel University London and West London Film and Media CIC created this informative video.

It explores some of the many attractions in the Colne Valley Regional Park, highlighting the practical uses of the land, farming, angling, its many circular walks, and how to support it. The video also deals with the many threats and pressures facing the regional park due to its close proximity to the urban areas of west London, including giant infrastructure projects such as the High Speed 2 railway line.

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Green Skills Team Work In Deerwood Park in Slough in Partnership with SEGRO

In partnership with SEGRO, Groundwork South has recently completed another Green Skills Team Project in Slough. This is a six-week programme in which unemployed individuals from the Slough area spend two days a week learning practical conservation skills and also attend sessions to improve their employability.
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Your Countryside in Crisis – Campaign Update

We are really pleased by what our 'Countryside in Crisis - A Call to Action!' campaign has achieved so far. Learn more here about our mission and the tangible progress we have made.
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Colne Valley Regional Park Forum 2023

We were delighted to welcome over 100 partners and colleagues to the Colne Valley Park Annual Forum at Brunel University on 11th December. Expert speakers gave updates on new funding streams, progress on current programmes and how we can work in partnership to step up to the challenges faced by the Colne Valley Regional Park and its neighbours.
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Christmas around the Colne Valley Regional Park

This Christmas why not consider increasing quality time together, encourage outdoor activity or begin a journey of wildlife love and discovery. Take your family outside this December and celebrate Christmas traditions outside in nature.
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Meet Kabir a conservationist and wildlife writer, passionate about London’s biodiversity

Kabir Kaul is an inspiring young conservationist. Through writing, broadcasting, public speaking and social media, he raises awareness about the capital’s green spaces and their wildlife, which he calls the ‘Wild Side of London’ – and believes every Londoner has a responsibility to protect it. Kabir tells us about how he first discovered Colne Valley Regional Park, his favorite wildlife spots, and his concerns for the future of the park.

Write to Michael Gove to register your objection to Bucks Council disposing of green belt land that has been held in trust for 85 years.

Please write to Michael Gove today, starting your letter with “I object to this disposal” then in your own words state why you object. This is a case where numbers of letters does matter