Local Communities

In June and July 2017 we carried out a community survey, done via smart survey and promoted through a targeted Facebook campaign and direct mailing.

This survey has given us a much better understanding of the community and green spaces are available in the nine parishes surrounding the Old West River, and what people feel may be needed to help improve these community spaces to ensure the local Fenland wildlife can flourish in the future.

The parishes in the Old West landscape compromise of:

  • In East Cambridgeshire:  Haddenham     –     Wilburton     –     Stretham     –   Little Thetford    –   Wicken
  • In South Cambridgeshire: Over    –    Willingham   –   Rampton   –  Cottenham

For a (draft) map of the target area for this project see here

The information received directly fed into project development: with the input we have been able to make decisions on how best to target the funding through the project, ensuring that we get the most impact for the local wildlife, local green spaces and support for local communities.

See the results of the survey in the Resources and Downloads section

Village green in Cottenham, one of the many community green spaces in the NLOW area that could be enhanced through the New Life on the Old West project. Image Cambridgeshire ACRE.

Village green in Cottenham, one of the many community green spaces in the NLOW area that could be enhanced through the New Life on the Old West project. Image Cambridgeshire ACRE.

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