Links to our main partners with whom we work in close co-operation in the overall management of the site.
The Green Flag Award scheme is the benchmark national standard for parks and green spaces in the UK. Since the first awards in 1997 it continues to provide the high level of quality against which our parks and green spaces are measured. It is also seen as a way of encouraging others to achieve high environmental standards, setting a benchmark of excellence in recreational green areas.
The Friends and Ridge have won the Green Flag Community Award every year since first entering in 2009
The Greenwood Community Forest is Nottinghamshire's new Forest covering 161 sq miles in the east of the county. Established in 1989 to transform the local landscape with well-wooded areas and green open spaces around towns for recreation, sport and nature conservation. It is a partnerships between government agencies, conservation bodies, local councils and community groups.
Some other links to some less well known, but extremely informative web sites.
Bramcote Today is the website for the local community living in and around Bramcote. Find out about what's going on, what's on offer and get involved in locally to make (and keep) Bramcote as a great place to live - from local community groups and societies, schools, services businesses and amenities, policing issues and local politics at all levels. You'll find pretty much everything 'Bramcote' and more besides!
Friends of Bramcote Old Church Tower is another active local group working to tranform the site of Bramcote's old 'sunken church' from a neglected and vandalised area into an attractive, safe and accessilbe community garden. The project centres around the restoration of the Grade II tower (which is all that remains of the church) and the respectful regeneration of the closed and deconsecrated graveyard.
Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust is the only conservation group solely concerned with all aspects of wildlife conservation in Nottinghamshire. The site contains a wealth of information about the Trust and its varied work, details of all their nature reserves and a number of informative factsheets on various species and topics.
There are links to other Wildlife Trusts across the region.
Naturenet is aimed at anyone with an interest in the countryside, its management and conservation - from walkers and bird watchers through to farmers and land managers. There is an extensive, up to date, reference section giving information on virtually anything related to the countryside: conservation designations, countryside legislation, government agencies and numerous independent organisations.
Plants For a Future - an amazing site containing a database of nearly 7000 plant species. For each plant listed there are details on the environmental needs of the species and the best methods of cultivation. There is also in-depth information of the culinary and medicinal properties of each plant along with any other uses such as fibres, oils or soaps etc.