Coleorton Parish

Coleorton Parish in Leicestershire includes the villages of Coleorton, Coleorton Moor, Church Town
and Farm Town as well as parts of Peggs Green, Griffydam and Lount

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The Coleorton and New Lount Volunteer Group

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A group set up to do practical work in 2 local wildlife nature reserves - with a few social events too!

The group has been formed from local residents with the assistance of Leicestershire County Council Park Rangers under the County Council’s VIP Scheme (Volunteering, Internships & Placements Scheme) and is primarily targeted to assist with conservation work at both Coleorton Wood and New Lount Nature Reserve.volunteersneeded200

Further details and photos on our website http://cnlvg.weebly.com/events.html and on Facebook.

The group is looking for more members so if you’d like to help with the work join us on one of our work sessions or contact coleorton11@gmail.com or call 01530 815045.

 

 

Aims of the Group

  • To promote an appreciation of the conservation of the flora and fauna of Coleorton and the areas around the two main conservation sites.
  • To organise a team of volunteers that can carryout conservation work within the Coleorton district.
  • To develop the wildlife value of both Coleorton Wood and New Lount Reserve through conservation activities on the sites.
  • To arrange the monitoring of wildlife species on these two sites as a method of measuring the success of the group’s activities.
  • To develop to historical heritage of both sites.
  • To encourage a sense of community in the village through a programme of events, such as walks, lectures and other activities on the sites.
  • To interact with other organisations in the county and elsewhere with similar interests and aims as the group.
  • The Group over time hopes to significantly improve the wildlife value of the two conservation sites, to significantly improve their value to the local community and to future generations - whilst having fun and socialising with other groups and people along the way.

Volunteers can become involved in a range of practical tasks, such as pond clearing, tree planting, woodland management, ecological surveying, hedge laying, access improvement and wildflower meadow management. We also have volunteers assisting with administrative work, fund raising activities and organising special events. So whatever your skills, it is likely that the group can make good use of them.
We are also seeking ways to monitor the wildlife species on these two conservation sites, which will allow us to monitor the progress we are making in improving the wildlife value of the sites. Any individuals, or groups, that can assist us in this task would also be very welcome.

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The children of Viscount Beaumont School took part in a competition run by the group to find a group logo. The standard of entries was very high and the winner was Tom Raffle. See his design above.

If you would like to know more about the group or would like to join the group please contact the heritage wardens at heritagwarden@coleorton.org.uk

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The Volunteer Group at work.