Document Store for Natural Kirklees

We are building a collection of documents and will list here files of interest.

Protecting Green Spaces 2016

How we can work together.

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

A Strategic Action Plan for the Green Space Network

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Synopsis of the Strategic Action Plan 2016

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Natural Kirklees Community Insurance Scheme

Details of the Natural Kirklees Community Insurance Scheme. Please complete the Register an interest in the insurance and tool share scheme. (updated 2/11/2016)

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SAMPLE CONSTITUTION MAY 2017

A sample constitution for friends groups to adapt for their organisation

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RISK ASSESSMENT - Assembly of timber structures

A sample document for groups to adapt for their use

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RISK ASSESSMENT - Constructing a mortared wall

A sample document for groups to adapt for their use

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RISK ASSESSMENT - Dry Stone Walling

A sample document for groups to adapt for their use

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RISK ASSESSMENT - Drystone walling

A sample document for groups to adapt for their use

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RISK ASSESSMENT - Dynamic Risk Assessment

A sample document for groups to adapt for their use

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RISK ASSESSMENT - Felling, Wind Blown

A sample document for groups to adapt for their use

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RISK ASSESSMENT - Fencing

A sample document for groups to adapt for their use

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RISK ASSESSMENT - Footpaths, Steps and Drainage

A sample document for groups to adapt for their use

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RISK ASSESSMENT - Group management and safeguarding

A sample document for groups to adapt for their use

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RISK ASSESSMENT - Hedge Laying

A sample document for groups to adapt for their use

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RISK ASSESSMENT - Manual Handling

A sample document for groups to adapt for their use

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RISK ASSESSMENT - Scything

A sample document for groups to adapt for their use

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RISK ASSESSMENT - Tree Felling

A sample document for groups to adapt for their use

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RISK ASSESSMENT - Tree planting

A sample document for groups to adapt for their use

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RISK ASSESSMENT - Vegetation Clearance using hand tools

A sample document for groups to adapt for their use

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RISK ASSESSMENT - Large public events

A sample document for groups to adapt for their use

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RISK ASSESSMENT - Volunteer lone working

A sample document for groups to adapt for their use

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RISK ASSESSMENT - Manual gardening

A sample document for groups to adapt for their use

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RISK ASSESSMENT - Blank risk assessment

A sample document for groups to adapt for their use

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RISK ASSESSMENT - Work place related violence

A sample document for groups to adapt for their use

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RISK ASSESSMENT - wildlife survey

A sample document for groups to adapt for their use

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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 filiculoidesCrassula helmsiiHydrocotyle ranunuculoides Ludwigia grandiflora and L. peploidesMyriophyllum 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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Government Response to the Communities and Local Government Select Committee Report: The Future of Public Parks

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