Defra has launched a consultation on a new England Tree Strategy. It will focus on expanding, protecting and improving our woodlands, and how trees and woodlands can connect people to nature, support the economy, combat climate change and recover biodiversity. This will ensure that trees are established and managed for the many benefits they...Continue reading
The Culture Bridge Advisory Board provides support, challenge and scrutiny to the CBNE programme, makes decisions about their investments and champions their work. CBNE, managed by Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums (TWAM), is funded by Arts Council England to be a bridge between the education and culture sectors; working to ensure that every...Continue reading
The partnership recently wrote a letter to Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen on behalf of the 45 member groups on the future of the build back better strategy after feedback from the Tees Nature Conference last month. You can read the full letter here: https://tinyurl.com/y89huk2a...
There were a few questions from the ERIC workshop run by Fiona Greenwold that she did not have time to answer during the Tees Nature Conference Friday 19th of June. The questions from the workshop and answers provided by Fiona are below. 1. How can you identify animal poo? The best way to learn...Continue reading
Great News Tees Valley Nature Partnership’s first-ever grant round was a huge success, awarding over £12,000 to local projects involving After lock-down delays, the grant panel met virtually and had a difficult task ahead of them, with so many high-quality applications to look through. Following a day of thought, debate, and deliberation they were...Continue reading
Do you want to help make a difference to volunteer organisations and local groups in the Tees Valley area? Tees Valley Nature Partnership are looking for two volunteers from the community to be a part of our grants panel. We want people who are passionate about the natural world and the environment, have knowledge...Continue reading
Introduced in the House of Commons on 15/10/19(Bill3) There is a clear and urgent scientific case and growing public demand for acting decisively to address biodiversity loss and climate change. The Environment Bill is a central part in the government delivering a step-change in environmental protection and recovery. It will also support recent legislation...Continue reading
The UK governments response to proposals to improve the planning system in England to protect the environment (biodiversity net gain) and build places to live and work. For more details link to: Biodiversity net gain: updating planning requirements ...
The UK State of Nature Report 2019 is now available. The report uses information from many data providers to identify overall change in abundance and distribution for a range of species. These sources include the UK Biodiversity Indicators, academic literature and measures specifically devised by the partnership. Many of the UK surveillance schemes that provided data...Continue reading
Sustainability & Climate Change Lead Officer Darlington Borough Council Darlington £34,788 – £37,849 pa Paid • Full Time • Permanent www.darlington.gov.uk 01325 406294 David Hand RE-POSTED FROM: EnvironmentJob.co.uk Reference: 010535 Closing date: Sunday, 20th October 2019 An exciting opportunity has arisen to work as part of the Planning Policy, Economic Strategy and Environment Team. We are looking for an...Continue reading
A consortium of oil and gas giants have chosen Teesside as the prime site to store millions of tonnes of carbon dioxide underground as part of “carbon capture, use and storage” (CCUS) project. Up to 4,000 jobs are being touted to build the scheme – now dubbed “Net Zero Teesside” – to store...Continue reading
New coastal footpath brings walkers closer to nature along the River Tees A new coastal footpath has officially been opened running along the Tees estuary. Natural England launched the latest stretch of the England Coast Path, increasing access to the Tees Valley coastline with a new ten-mile route from Newport Bridge, Middlesbrough along...Continue reading