On a regular basis our Lead Councillor for The Environment, undertakes an assessment of the open spaces, pathways and the structural belt in and around our parish. Any issues are logged in detail and referred to the relevant parties to resolve, the latest Environmental Audit Report can be seen here.
If you identify any issues that need attention please refer them to the council by using the Report an Issue form. You may also find it helpful to refer to our Tree Policy. If you are unsure of the ownership of an area in question don't hesitate to contact us.
Previous Environment Events
Wootton Valley Country Park Tree Planting
From February 2021 when you visit Wootton Valley Country Park your Parish Council hope you are pleased to see a large number of new tree saplings have been planted, 1800 saplings to be precise, both sides of the Parish boundaries. This is part of a project involving Wootton and Grange Park Parish Council's and the Environment Agency with the aim to create new woodland, improve wildlife habitat, biodiversity, public enjoyment and provide floodplain water management. The tree planting scheme will be paid for by Freshwater Habitats Trust – with funding being provided by the Defra Grant in Aid process under the Defra Natural Flood Management Programme.
Lark Lane Tree Planting
In November 2019 we secured 200 tree saplings to plant on a neglected area of land on Lark Lane, opposite the allotments. Some new sapling hedgerow species including dog rose, hawthorn, hazel, crab apple, dogwood were added to follow the existing fence line.
The main area species included rowan, silver birch, wild cherry, common oak, field maple, grey willow. These were all supplied by The Woodland Trust and were planted out by a number of volunteers and Councillors. The working wood will mature over the years providing a legacy for the next generation.
Lark Lane Tree Planting, 2019
Non-Parish Land Environment Issues
If you would like to raise an Environment Issue with non-Parish land owners please contact the appropriate management team from the below list.
The Wilk's Walk shopping area and car park;
4 Basset Court, Grange Park,
Northampton, NN4 5EZ
The Amazon warehouse area and Amazon delivery drivers;