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Welcome to the website for the New Life on the Old West project. This website will tell you all you need to know about the development of Cambridgeshire ACRE‘s National Lottery Heritage Fund bid for a project to strengthen resilience in the Cambridgeshire Fens’ Natural Heritage and Communities.

The New Life on the Old West project will deliver 88 wildlife habitat enhancements to the green spaces and surrounding countryside in areas around the Old West river, focusing on 9 parishes: Cottenham, Haddenham, Little Thetford, Over, Rampton, Stretham, Wicken, Willingham and Wilburton. This project will improve the lives and opportunities of people living in these communities by increasing their access to local nature, and helping a wide range of children and adults to develop new skills and learn about their unique fenland wildlife and natural heritage.

Between 2018-2019 the development of the New Life on the Old West project was supported through a £99,000 grant from the National Lottery Heritage Fund. In November 2019, Cambridgeshire ACRE submitted our Second Stage National Lottery Heritage Fund application, where we are requesting a further £735,500 to support the delivery phase of the New Life on the Old West project. We will find out if our application has been successful in March 2020.

If you need more information and can’t find what you wanted then please call or email us for a chat.

Also, do have a look (or like/follow!) us on our dedicated project’s Twitter (@NewLifeOldWest) and Facebook (@newlifeontheoldwest) accounts.

 

The Old West River, at Earith's Hermitage Lock. Image Cambridgeshire ACRE

The Old West River, at Earith’s Hermitage Lock. Image Cambridgeshire ACRE

The development of the New Life on the Old West Project is supported by:

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