Video: Cramlington Wildspaces Hub go wild as they organise their own conservation day!
July 21, 2021
Cramlington Town Council has been working with the many groups and organisations involved in the Cramlington Wildspaces Hub as they come together and hold their own Conservation Day, celebrating environmental activities, raising awareness of climate issues and promoting local eco-friendly opportunities.
Tuesday July 27th has been hailed Cramlington Conservation Day by the Hub and the organisations and activities already scheduled for the event include:
Cramlington and District Red Squirrel Group and holding an open session between 10am and 12 noon at the base in East Cramlington Nature Reserve where volunteers will be on hand to answer your questions about red squirrel conservation and the group.
Between 3pm and 6pm at Cramlington Community Allotment in Lanercost Park, you are invited to meet with Northern Butterflies, the creative charity working with people with learning disabilities and mental health issues. You are welcome to go along and cook your home-grown goodies! – Drinks and refreshments provided by Jackie Burt, Asda Community Champion.
Mindfulness and relaxation sessions along with a pallet upcycling workshop and vegetation management are being offered by blood cancer charity Bright Red at Lanercost Nature Reserve. From 3pm until 6pm.
If you are interested on becoming a volunteer with a conservation group email Sarah Long from the Communities Together Sarah Long Sarah.Long@northumberland.gov.uk
To round the day off community choir Sing United will be giving an open-air performance at Northumberlandia which starts at 6.30pm.
Another way to become involved with Cramlington Conservation Day is to organise your own event – from litter picking to a bug hunt or taking youngsters on your very own nature trail. If you want support with organising your own event please get in touch with our Community and Youth manager Maggie Martin on 01670707831 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Our councillors are backing Cramlington Conservation day too – Helen Morris, chairperson of Cramlington Town Council’s Community and Youth Committee said: ”Cramlington is full of treasured green spaces and I think it’s a great idea to have a day that celebrates our town’s eco-friendly attitude and brings together volunteers who all want to support the various events that have been organised. It shows that people really do #LoveCramlington!”
Councillor Barry Flux, deputy chairperson of the committee added “We mustn’t take our natural environment for granted – after all it is one of the reasons that Cramlington is such a pleasant place to live. I for one endorse the reasons for having a dedicated day to celebrate our town’s green heritage and urge other residents to support the initiative too.”
Video: Councillor Barry Flux introduces Cramlington Conservation Day