Parks and Open Spaces Team

The Parks and Open Spaces team are responsible for the management and maintenance of all the council’s open spaces. The work includes the planning and maintenance of trees, hedges and shrubs and the grass cutting of approximately 52 hectares of open space. In addition the team also manages the maintenance of approximately 27 miles of Award ditches located in a number of villages across the district.

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2010 International Year of Biodiversity 

2010 is the International Year of Biodiversity. All across Cambridgeshire events will be taking place to raise awareness of biodiversity and conservation issues. This is a United Nations led initiative promoting 'a celebration of life on earth and of the value of biodiversity for our lives. The world is invited to take action in 2010 to safeguard the variety of life on earth: biodiversity'.

Further details about can be found here about the Biodiversity initiatives (external link)

A number of events will be held in East Cambridgeshire throughout the year. Details will be advertised on East Cambridgeshire District Council's website and in other local media so look out for events in your area.

Biological Record Centre gets a new manager

The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Biological Records Centre (CPBRC) have a new manager as of January 2010. John Cornell started in post on January 4 and he hopes to raise the profile of the work that the centre do while ensuring that valuable biological data continues to be a viable resource for the community and local authorities.

Established through the Heritage Lottery Grant scheme in 2005, the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Biological Records Centre (CPBRC) was created as a repository for biological records and as a community resource. Set up in partnership with local authorities, Natural England and the local Wildlife Trust, the records centre provides a robust evidence base of protected species and sites across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. The information held by the centre is used by local authorities and ecological consultants to inform planning and development decisions and to ensure that biodiversity is not adversely affected by development.

With 2010 being international year of Biodiversity, the CPBRC team are hoping that local authorities and developers are mindful of the protected wildlife and habitats across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough by first checking with the records centre before making potentially costly mistakes.