Message Board Notice
|Monday, 27 November, 2023
|Biodiversity Policy adopted by council
Crowthorne Parish Council's biodiversity policy
Adopted 7 November 2023
The new government guidance on biodiversity published 31 May 2023 states that under the Natural Environment and Rural Communities Act 2006 there is a duty on public authorities to regard conserving biodiversity as part of their decision making.
Government guidance suggests some examples for parish councils that would demonstrate their regard for conserving biodiversity:
In response to this, Crowthorne Parish Council has committed to this Biodiversity Policy, November 2023.
CPC will consider the impact on biodiversity in the decisions made by council and its working groups, by seeking to minimise adverse impacts on biodiversity, and identifying opportunities to increase biodiversity when practicable.
CPC's land management responsibilities
CPC owns and manages the Morgan Centre and Recreation Ground along with the Parish Hall which includes a small outdoor area and hedgerow.CPC owns and manages the Morgan Centre and Recreation Ground along with the Parish Hall which includes a small outdoor area and hedgerow.
CPC is a trustee, along with Wokingham Without Parish Council, of the Walter Recreation Ground Charity which manages Circle Hill wood and the Walter Recreation Ground for both public access and biodiversity.
CPC is involved in the management of the Millenium Garden – the small seating and shrub area, opposite The Prince.
CPC is involved in the management of the village retail areas by liaising with business owners and Bracknell Forest Council.
To benefit biodiversity, CPC will:
On our own estate, CPC will continue to: