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Bishop’s Castle receives £238k for local nature projects

Bernard Edwards, chair of the Going Wild in Bishop’s Castle Steering Group

27 Feb 2024

Apply for a job opportunity by Monday 11th March

Going Wild in Bishop’s Castle is celebrating an award of £238k from The National Lottery Heritage Fund to hire staff as coordinators to support the community to develop and implement local wildlife and nature projects. The group has been working with community groups over the last two years with projects in and around Bishop’s Castle focused on the ecological management of local land, including building and installing swift boxes and establishing meadowlands on local properties. Going Wild in Bishop’s Castle has become known for its winter talks and summer activities series. The ‘Going Wild Kid’s Club’ also provides an extracurricular outdoor education and bushcraft club for young people in the community. 

The grant, secured with help from Enterprise House, will allow Going Wild in Bishop’s Castle to hire a part-time coordinator and a part-time assistant to support the development, delivery and monitoring of local biodiversity projects.

 Bernard Edwards, chair of the Going Wild in Bishop’s Castle Steering Group said “This will help us increase wildlife locally and share our activities with a wider audience to showcase the potential of community-level rewilding. Above all, this is about joining the people of Bishop’s Castle to learn together and celebrate our landscape through embracing nature”.

Town councillor Grant Perry said “The town council is delighted to have supported and continues to support Going Wild in Bishop’s Castle.  This project helps us contribute to the town’s Climate and Nature Recovery Plan.”

 The Project Co-ordinator role will be based out of Enterprise House. Prospective applicants are invited to review the job description on the website. Application closing date: Monday, 11th March. 

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