Elm Parish Council
Elm is one of the largest parishes in Fenland District, covering 6,000 hectares of rich agricultural land.
The parish is made up of the villages of Elm and Fridaybridge and the smaller settlements of Coldham and Rings End, which together with a number of scattered and isolated properties has a total population of around 3,500.
The villages and settlements within the parish have easy access to the Fenland market towns of March to the south and Wisbech to the north. Peterborough and King’s Lynn are both around 30 minutes' travelling time for residents of the parish.
Elm Parish Council meets on a monthly basis; usually on a Tuesday, at 7.00pm in the Parish Council’s office at Begdale Road, Elm.
Agendas for Parish Council meetings, which include an Open Forum of 15 minutes duration, are published on the Parish Council’s notice boards in each of the villages/settlements: the locations of the notice boards are: the Pocket Park and outside the village store opposite the Cemetery in Elm; adjacent to the Clocktower at Fridaybridge; the “bus shelter” layby at Coldham; the bus shelter on March Road at Rings End.
In addition to monthly meetings, the Parish Council holds an Annual Assembly, in April each year, to which members of the public are invited to engage with the Parish Council and raise any issues of community concern.
Do you have an interest in wildlife and are thinking about future projects to encourage wildlife either within your own garden or as a community project?
Froglife through their dragon finder project are running wildlife workshops to encourage people to make changes in their own garden or within their community project to encourage wildlife, i.e. creating ponds, having a wildflower area, making bug hotels etc..
I have partnered up with them to put on a workshop on Saturday 8th August 10am at Norwood Road Nature Reserve, March. The workshops are FREE and will last approximately 1.5 to 2 hours.
The workshops will include the following:
• Introduction to the River Nene Dragon Finder project and its aims.
• Awareness of the importance of amphibians and reptiles and the need for their conservation.
• Tips on how to identify the native amphibians and reptile species found in the UK.
• Information about the Dragon Finder Recording App and advised on its use.
• Awareness of ways to improve the land you manage for the benefit of amphibians and reptiles, and wildlife in general. This includes a basic understanding of how to implement the possible changes and a knowledge of where you could find more detailed information to help achieve this successfully.
We hope to see you there!