Biodiversity open event – Sunday 14th September at Silwood Park

Help protect our green spaces and wildlife
– open meeting Sunday 14th September from 3:30-5:30pm

One of the Projects in our Neighbourhood Plan identified as important by local residents is to protect and improve the biodiversity in our area, especially important as pressure from new development continues to be a challenge. We are supporting the Wildlife in Ascot group who are holding an open meeting on Sunday 14th September at Silwood Park. Silwood map

The meeting is being held in Building 6, Silwood Park (SL5 7PY); please use the main entrance on Buckhurst Road. See map for details.

Come and find out more about projects and activities to promote the protection of our local wildlife sites and green spaces, and the flora and fauna of our area – birds, butterflies, badgers, bats and ‘critturs” that live in local ponds, such as newts and dragonflies. We want to give our area’s biodiversity a more important focus in the planning process.


Everyone can help contribute:

  • Mapping out green corridors that are vital links between habitats for flora and fauna will allow us to identify proposed developments that are likely to run adjacent to or even on a green corridor, so that we can object to them
  • We cannot protect species under threat unless we know they’re there! Collecting data is critical and everyone can contribute by logging what you spot in your garden or when you’re out and about
  • Engaging with local residents through walks, talks and demonstrations will contribute to their appreciation of important habitats that form part of the rich biodiversity of our neighbourhood
  • Protecting the Local Wildlife Sites in our area will allow them to be enjoyed by all

So that we allow for enough biscuits (!) please try to let us know whether you are coming on the 14th, but even if you can’t tell us in advance, do please come anyway. Email: ascot.wildlife@gmail.com.