From the 1st October the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Future Parks Programme ended and we launched the legacy programme. Since then has gone through (another) name change! We are excited to formally welcome you to the…

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Parks Partnership (CP3).

In this October edition we are handing over the steering wheel to you, the readers. As we start on this journey on developing the CP3 partnership further, we are keen to providing engaging and useful content for all.

Keep reading to learn more and how you can participate…

What’s on Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Parks

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General Interest

Nene Park Trust, Virtual History
Walk: Discover the history and heritage sites around Ferry Meadows and sit back and relax as Deputy Park Manager, Chris takes you on a virtual walk around
the park. Visit the Nene Park website to learn more and watch the full virtual

Peterborough City Council, Plans to Increase Biodiversity: Cabinet Members at Peterborough City Council have backed plans to enhance the natural environment by increasing biodiversity at future developments. The interim Biodiversity Net Gain Approach (BNG), set out a strategy before the government’s national legislation becomes mandatory in 2023. Read more here.

The Green Flag Awards, Parks and Greenspaces Research Portal: A free and accessible platform to facilitate knowledge exchange and foster collaboration to inform best practices of parks and greenspace. You can access the platform here.

The Woodland Trust, Autumn Foraging: The Woodland Trust have produced a guide to responsible foraging That encourages sustainable and responsible foraging and make sure you stay safe and within the law. There are also lots of useful links within it. Find out more here.

Upcoming Events

Bonfire Night, Midsummer Common, 5th November: One of the largest free firework displays in the region happening on 5th November at Midsummer Common. View more information here.

Midlands Park Forum, Annual Conference, 10th November: The annual conference will bring together expertise from government, academics and case studies from local authorities and trusts to explore the parks partnerships. Sign up here.

TCPA, A New Era For Green Infrastructure, 29th November: Hosted by TCPA on behalf of the Green Infrastructure Partnership, answering questions like; What is Britain’s green infrastructure policy post BREXIT? What skills are needed? Found out more information and sign up here.

Cambs Open Space: Want to value your local park and spend more time in nature? Visit Cambs Open Space website to find the nearest park to you and
some of the events happening.

Are you aware of any other events? Let our partners, Living Sport know at 

Strengthening Communities

Open Space Forum

Are you a member of your local Friends of Group or volunteer as and when you can in lots of different parks and green open spaces, we want to hear from you!

The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Parks Partnership are keen to celebrate key achievements from communities across the county, that are taking acton in their parks and greenspace. Therefore, if your community group have been busy working on installing a fishing pond to planting a new orchard OR want to celebrate a particular volunteer. Contact us now with your exciting news and we may feature it in the next newsletter!

We are in the process of planning the next Open Spaces Forum meeting. We are
aiming for this to take place in November. We will be in touch soon.

Knowledge Hub

Institute for Community Studies, Volunteering journeys: A report detailing findings how young people perceive volunteering and how it can be reshaped and strengthened for long term participation. Read the full report here.

TCV, #I Dig Trees Toolkit: A simple two page toolkit to help local communities communicate key messages around the #I dig trees events hosted by TCV. Read the full toolkit here and learn more about getting involved here.

Restoring and Recovering Nature

Natural Cambridgeshire, Funds for Nature

The Local Natural Partnership, Natural Cambridgeshire are delighted to share that a new £1m for Nature Fund has been set up, to assist with the doubling nature ambitions and enhancing people’s access to nature across the county.

The LNP are welcoming expression of interest from applicants from across the
county, with ideas for innovative and collaborative landscape scale projects.

To find out more information email

Wild East

Wild East is dedicated to restoring and returning 250,000 hectares of land to nature. By leaving a little bit of land to do its own thing, including no mowing, no ploughing, no flowerbeds (unless wild) to entice birds, insects and animals to make it their own home.

You can pledge to give 20% to the wild from every backyard, school yard,
farmyard and industrial yard to help reach the target pf 250,000 hectares. Pledge here and find out what else you can do to support this goal?

Wild East have also developed a ‘Map of Dreams’ showing the movement and
areas that have also been pledged. You can view this map here.

Tackling Climate Change

The 27th Conference of Parties of the UNFCCC (COP27) will be taking place in Egypt during November 2022. By building on previous successes and paving the way for future ambition to tackle climate change. The objectives for this years conference is to build on agreements, decisions, pledges and commitments from previous years conferences by:

Mitigation – unite to limit global warming, COP27 will be a moment for countries to fulfill their pledges and commitments towards delivering objectives of the Paris Agreement. In particular this year will witness the implementation of Glasgow pact to call to review ambition on mitigation on climate change.

Adaptation – As extreme weather events are becoming more regular, COP26 saw world leaders, governments and state parties reiterate their commitment for global actions on adapting to the changing climate. COP27 will urge all parties to demonstrate and assess the progress towards enhancing resilience and assist the most vulnerable communities.

Finance – Progress will be made on the crucial issue of climate finance while moving forward on all finance related items on the agenda. Follow up from existing commitments and pledges from previous conferences who will be required to provide clarity as to where and what needs to be done.

To follow the journey of the COP27 conference during the month of November, visit the website here.

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