Biodiversity Upgrade Plan

Here in Upper Lighthorne we're lucky enough to be surrounded by beautiful greenspaces, and we're all aware of the positive impact our outside spaces have on our health and mental health, not to mention the countless benefits of biodiversity on wildlife.

With development to expand the village continuing at a pace, we are conscious that we need to remain proactive to strike a balance, improving accessibility of local assets and better services, while also protecting the countryside that we love to be a part of.

With this in mind, Upper Lighthorne Parish Council are defining a biodiversity strategy, which will involve changing and upgrading some of our community shared spaces.

Some of this has already started; No Mow May being a great example.

Other changes you'll start to see over the next few months, with one of the first areas being the field on Stratford Road, south of the school.

We'll be planting new hedges, selecting wildflowers that we'll let grow for longer without grass cuts, and even planting an orchard of trees to include apples, pears, cherries and plums.

If you're green fingered and are interested in getting involved with any of these initiatives, have experience nurturing young trees or would just like to let us know your thoughts on plans as we work on them, please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or fill in the contact form linked to below.

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