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Dunnington Parish Council

About our Natural Environment

The Parish Council has decided to create a new section related to the natural environment to showcase the work of existing groups and encourage new ideas and approaches we can all take to improve biodiversity and contribute to the future health of our planet.

Here you will find information about Dunnington Conservation Group and Hassacarr Local Nature Reserve, Dunnington in Bloom and Friends of Hagg Wood.

There is also an information page about Looking After Our Trees and the Dunnington Tree Trail leaflet.

The Parish Council has planted several new trees on the Greens over the past three years, all chosen to support birds, bees and insects. This will continue with hedge planting in the cemetery area in Eastfield Lane which will also provide shelter for birds and wildlife. You will find information about the Parish Council Tree and Hedgerow Management Policy in Publications.

We have received a number of communications from residents concerned with promoting greater biodiversity in the parish through reduced grass cutting to support wildlife and allowing wild flowers to flourish on verges and in grass land.

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This could provide an opportunity for more residents to get involved in the work of the parish council through contributing ideas and helping to develop wild flower areas within the area.

The parish council propose to add another information page to this section about wildflower planting and will welcome views on this.

In normal times, the Parish Council has an Environment group which meets 3 or 4 times a year. If you are interested in becoming involved in the future, please email the parish clerk.