Get involved in shaping the Berkshire Local Nature Recovery Strategy
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Get involved in shaping the Berkshire Local Nature Recovery Strategy

The Berkshire Local Nature Recovery Strategy team are looking for residents, community groups, charities, businesses, schools and colleges to get involved in shaping important plans for protecting and improving natural habitats in the county.

They are inviting residents and local groups to join one of these community workshops:

  • Royal Borough Windsor & Maidenhead: Braywick Nature Centre, 8 April, 9.30am-12.30pm
  • Bracknell Forest: Foxes Den Café, Binfield Community Centre, 10 April, 5:30–8:30pm
  • Slough: Salt Hill Activity Centre, 16 April, 11am-2pm
  • Wokingham: Maiden Place, Earley, 20 April, 10am-1pm
  • West Berkshire: Corn Exchange, Hungerford Town Hall, 23 April, 12-3pm
  • Reading: Dee Space Community Centre, 25 April, 12-3pm
  • Online workshop (Berkshire-wide): Zoom, 30 April, 6.30–8pm

Refreshments provided – tea, coffee, biscuits, sandwiches, and an option of a short walk to bring to life an example of great nature work locally.

How can residents/local groups to register for a workshop?

Places at the in-person workshops are limited – people can register an interest in attending via EventBrite or by calling Braywick Nature Centre on 01628 777440. Ideally, people should register for the event in their Borough, but they’re welcome to attend whichever is most convenient.

Please note that a maximum of 2 people from an organisation can attend this event. If an organisation would like to send more participants, or the Eventbrite is showing as full, please email Rosie to be added to the waiting list. . Any under 16s need to be accompanied by an adult.


What will attendees do at the workshops?

  • Find out more about the Berkshire Local Nature Recovery Strategy, how they can get more involved in supporting nature locally, or get more support for their work.
  • Hear from local groups already doing amazing work around nature, climate, biodiversity action
  • Celebrate work being done locally and put forward their priorities.
  • Option of a short walk or visit with local experts to bring nature recovery to life

The sessions will be interactive and inclusive, with a range of presentations, small groups discussions and activities, and tasty refreshments! Those who need financial support can contact the team on the day for travel reimbursement options.


What are Local Nature Recovery Strategies (LNRS)?

They are spatial strategies to celebrate and recover nature across England. Together, they will cover the country in a Nature Recovery Network (NRN). They are shaped by local people who own, use, manage, live in, live from, enjoy and care about the land in different ways. Once finalised, Berkshire’s strategy will prioritise where time and investment are most needed to improve, protect, or enlarge habitats, create wildlife corridors, or create new habitats on land or around watercourses. Find out more here!


I can’t make any of the workshop dates, but would still like to be involved.  What can I do?

If a resident cannot make the dates but would like to be involved, they can attend the online workshop on 30 April 6:30-8pm, and/or share thoughts in the survey here until Tuesday 7 May. If someone doesn’t have online access, they are welcome to use the public-access computers available at local libraries to complete the survey. Paper copies of the survey form are also available from libraries upon request.