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Natural Kirklees Grants

Natural Kirklees Grant Schemes

From time to time and dependant on our available funds Natural Kirklees offer small grants to its member groups to help in specific, finitely timed projects to help them improve the Green Space the group members volunteer in or to pay for training of volunteers. The trustees of Natural Kirklees consider all applications from members and the only conditions are that the work, must improve the natural environment or encourage the public to visit the site and has not yet started. Additionally, the group must be constituted, hold a bank account in the name of the group (or its parent group), submit accounts of the grant expenditure on request and allow the trustees to visit and confirm the work has been undertaken as agreed at the end of the project. The grants were first awarded in April 2020, unfortunately, coincidently with the start of the Covid pandemic. If there is a current grant scheme on offer you can find the application form as the next document in this category. There are also updates on grants we have previously awarded.

2020 Grant – Birkby Community Wildlife Garden

Birkby Community Wildlife Garden

2020 Grant – Ravensthorpe Residents Action Group

Ravensthorpe Residents Action Group Progress Report

2020 Grant to River Holme Connections

River Holme Connections – April 2021

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Newsletters

Natural Kirklees October 2021 Newsletter

See our latest newsletter here – Natural Kirklees Newsletter – October 2021 (mailchi.mp

Natural Kirklees September 2021 Newsletter

See our latest newsletter here –Natural Kirklees September Newsletter (mailchi.mp)

Natural Kirklees August 2021 Newsletter

see our latest newsletter here – Natural Kirklees Quarterly Meeting and Insurance Update

Natural Kirklees July 2021 Newsletter

NK Newsletter – Jul 2021

NK Newsletter – June 2021

NK Newsletter – June 2021

Natural Kirklees Newsletter – April Mk 2

NK Newsletter – Apr 2 2021

Natural Kirklees Quarterly Meeting & April Newsletter

NK Newsletter – Apr 2021

Lockdown Relaxation Newsletter – March 2021

NK Newsletter – Mar 2021

February Newsletter 2021

Healthy Holidays Programme Summer 2021

Healthy Holidays Programme Summer 2021

January 2021 Newsletter Update

Natural Kirklees Newsletter – Jan 2021 (2)

 

Future Landscapes Workshop Mailing

Future Landscapes Mailing

January 2021 Newsletter – Lockdown mk 3

NK Newsletter – Jan 2021

December 2020 Newsletter

As we leave Lockdown and enter Tier 3 restrictions.

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Natural Kirklees CIO

http://eepurl.com/g8UHjj

2020 Natural Kirklees Online AGM

2020 Natural Kirklees Online AGM

2020 Trustee Report

2020 Trustee Report

Natural Kirklees Examined Accounts – y/e 30th September 2020

Wycas Examined Accounts for year ending 30th September 2020.

Synopsis of the Strategic Action Plan 2016

Natural Kirklees – A Strategic Action Plan for the Green Space Network

A Strategic Action Plan for the Green Space Network

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Meeting Minutes

Natural Kirklees Quarterly Meeting Minutes – April 2021

210418 – Quarterly Virtual Meeting

Natural Kirklees Trustee Minutes 4th March 2021

Trustee Meeting 4th March 2021 Minutes

2020 Natural Kirklees Online AGM

2020 Natural Kirklees Online AGM

2019 Natural Kirklees AGM Minutes

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Sample Risk Assessments

Sample Covid 19 Risk Assessment

Courtesy of the Friends of Caulms Wood, use this risk assessment document in conjunction with the form appropriate to your activity

Covid 19 Safe Operating Policy

Courtesy of the Friends of Caulms Wood, use this safe operating policy document in conjunction with the form appropriate to your activity

Blank Risk Assessment

A sample document for groups to adapt for their use

Dry Stone Walling

A sample document for groups to adapt for their use

Dynamic Risk Assessment

A sample document for groups to adapt for their use

Events, Large Public

A sample document for groups to adapt for their use

Fencing

A sample document for groups to adapt for their use

Footpaths, Steps and Drainage

A sample document for groups to adapt for their use

Gardening

A sample document for groups to adapt for their use

Group Management and Safeguarding

A sample document for groups to adapt for their use

Manual Handling

A sample document for groups to adapt for their use

Hedge Laying

A sample document for groups to adapt for their use

Mortared Wall Construction

A sample document for groups to adapt for their use

Scything

A sample document for groups to adapt for their use

Timber Structure Assembly

A sample document for groups to adapt for their use

Tree Felling

A sample document for groups to adapt for their use

Tree Felling, Wind Blown

A sample document for groups to adapt for their use

Vegetation clearance using hand tools

A sample document for groups to adapt for their use

Tree planting

A sample document for groups to adapt for their use

Volunteer Lone Working

A sample document for groups to adapt for their use

Wildlife Survey

A sample document for groups to adapt for their use

Work Place Related Violence

A sample document for groups to adapt for their use

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Sample Governance

Sample Constitution

A sample constitution for friends groups to adapt for their organisation

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National and Local Government Advice

The Future of Public Parks

Government Response to the Communities and Local Government Select Committee Report: The Future of Public Parks

Protecting Green Spaces 2016

How we can work together.

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General Information

Invasive plants covered by legislation in the UK and Ireland

Invasive non-native species

Invasive plants

FACT: There are 1,402 non-native plants established in the wild in Great Britain, of which 108 (8%) are stated to have a negative impact.

What UK legislation covers invasive non-native plants?

The Wildlife and Countryside Act (1981) recognised the need to control certain species of invasive plants and animals already causing a problem in the UK, listing them in Schedule 9. Originally only giant hogweed (Heracleum mantegazzianum) and Japanese knotweed (Fallopia japonica) were listed. However, in April 2010 a further 36 plants were added onto Schedule 9 (see below for a download of the list). A recent amendment to the Wildlife and Countryside Act has a new provision to ban specific plants from sale. In April 2014 a ban on sale of five of the worst invasive water plants in the UK came into force. The five species banned from sale are:

Azolla filiculoides
Crassula helmsii
Hydrocotyle ranunuculoides
Ludwigia grandiflora and L. peploides
Myriophyllum aquaticum

The development of policy and legislation in relation to the environment is one of the areas that falls under the devolved administrations;

  • Wales: covered by the Wildlife & Countryside Act but with separate amendments
  • Northern Ireland: covered by the Wildlife and Natural Environment Act (Northern Ireland) 2011. This includes a provision for the ban on sale of animal and plant species listed in Schedule 9, as specified in an order issued by Northern Ireland Executive Department of the Environment. At the present time it is not clear whether any such order has been made
  • Scotland: a new Wildlife and Natural Environment Act (Scotland) 2011 is now in force making it illegal to plant any non-native plant in the wild in Scotland

FACT: It is a criminal offence to plant or cause to grow a non-native invasive species that is listed on Schedule 9 in the wild which carries penalties of up to £5,000 fine and/or 2 years imprisonment.

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