Supporting Local Councils in Leicestershire & Rutland

Biodiversity training

Course Tutor: John Clarkson, Head of Conservation, Leicestershire & Rutland Wildlife Trust.

Overview: LRALC is pleased to offer these free courses in partnership with Leicestershire County Council.

In response to a recent survey of Parish Council's, Leicestershire County Council has developed a training course around key topics; Wildlife and Law, Best Practice in Managing land for Wildlife, impact of National Planning Policy Framework on wildlife, wildlife recording. The course will be delivered in an informal way through a presentation from the Head of Conservation at Leicestershire & Rutland Wildlife Trust and an interactive workshop. The aim will be to provide a succinct guide to the law in respect of parish councils, case studies of projects that have had impact in improving Biodiversity and the opportunity for Parishes to utilise the workshop to discuss concepts and practical management for improving Biodiversity with an 'expert'.

In addition, the course will provide a list of basic funding opportunities that can be applied for in respect of biodiversity projects and some case studies of good practice. The learning objectives are to fill gaps in knowledge, inspire creativity for the topic and give staff the opportunity to network and discuss issues and opportunities when looking to improve biodiversity. It is hoped that the course will be the start of an idea or ideas that we can follow the progress of after course participants have engaged in the learning.

The course is aimed at parish clerks and councillors at Leicestershire Parishes as the pilot is funded by Leicestershire County Council.

Please note there is a maximum of 15 places available for each of these courses.

Costs: These pilot courses are FREE.


Thursday 19th March 2020, 2pm - 5pm FULLY BOOKED

Monday 23rd March 2020, 1pm - 4pm FULLY BOOKED

Wednesday 9th September 2020, 2pm - 5pm FULLY BOOKED

Venue: Jubilee Hall, Anstey

Last updated: Fri, 13 Mar 2020 10:22