Community Environmental Toolkit invented
Wiltshire Council and Natural England have created the Wiltshire Environmental Toolkit, (WET) which gives community groups, and town and parish councils, helpful advice to create and improve habitats and the natural environment in their area.
The toolkit is packed with information, ideas and resources to enable communities to create habitats rich in biodiversity. This in turn will create leisure opportunities and encourage visitors to the area, as well as help to fight climate change.
The toolkit features a five-step guide that could help communities find grant funding and deliver projects.
Cllr Nick Botterill (Con), Cabinet Member for Climate Change, said: "The Wiltshire Community Environmental Toolkit is a really useful document that enables local communities to plan, design and implement environmental projects that will improve biodiversity and help to fight against climate change."
Charles Routh, Natural England team leader for Wiltshire, said: "More and more people want to do good things for their local environment, and this toolkit should really help to catalyse action and support this groundswell in community interest. This is great initiative by Wiltshire Council."
To find out more people should download the Wiltshire Community Environmental Toolkit, or contact the Landscape and Design team via email@example.com. Hard copies of the toolkit will also be available to view at Wiltshire libraries from 25 October.