The Landscape Partnership: In 2018, The Colne Valley Regional Park was successful in its bid for £1.6m worth of National Lottery funding. This will be augmented by a further £900k of local funding. The Landscape Partnership brings together wildlife organisations, local authorities, and water companies, and is led by community charity Groundwork South. The partnership has identified 19 projects to be delivered by 2022.
Positive Management Project is a one these project. The aims of this project is to improve and enhance several sites across the Colne Valley to make them more attractive to both people and wildlife. At the heart of every project is the idea that we want people to feel better connected to the countryside around them. As a result; increased information, clearer signage and the creation of better walking routes are central to each site that we’ve selected for improvement. The Landscape Partnership Scheme is also passionate about allowing wildlife to thrive and has put the needs of nature at the forefront of the positive management project. The creation of open woodland glades for bats and the erection of bird and bat boxes are 2 good examples of positive management that directly benefits our native wildlife. In total this project is going to improve 5 sites across the valley and we have included an example of one site, Denham Quarry Woodlands, below.