Help run Ring’s End Nature Reserve, please

WE NEED your help to manage March’s best-loved nature reserve, the county council has said.

The call to arms for nature fans comes ahead of a meeting next week to find “friends” of Ring’s End Nature Reserve.

The meeting on Tuesday follows an earlier event to find supporters of the reserve where about 15 people were taken on a tour of the nature area.

Cambridgeshire County Council are keen to show its commitment to “community green spaces” but equally keen for volunteers to take on the mantle of a “Friends committee” to manage the reserve.

Friends and volunteer groups have been set up by the council at other nature reserves to preserve them for future generations and help make sure the site is run by the people who use it.

Cllr Mac McGuire, cabinet member for community engagement at the council, said: “Local nature reserves are not only vital to preserve the unique environment we have in Cambridgeshire but encourage families to become fit and healthy by getting out and about.

“I would like to thank all of those who went on the first walk and invite other interested residents to come along and find out how they can become friends of Ring’s End.

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“The planning event will seek the views and ideas of local people about how the site is currently managed as well as their vision of how it could be managed in the future and what the objectives of the Friends Group might be.”

All are welcome at the meeting, which is taking place on Tuesday 22 May, from 7pm to 9pm at Fenland Hall, March.

The event is being jointly hosted by the Green Spaces team at Cambridgeshire County Council and Fenland District Council.