This contains a wider array of information on the biodiversity in the Parish, from listings of the various habitats and flora and fauna to flooding, management plans and enhancements such as wildflower verges and hedge planting.
The biodiversity Audit was made by our tree warden Dr John FeltwellBiodiversity Audit Download
There are various tree protection orders within the parish, The protected trees cannot be touched (cut down, topped or lopped) without permission from Rother District Council. You can see an online map of TPO locations here: https://www.rother.gov.uk/planning-and-building-control/online-mapping/
Details of TPOs:Boundary of Kilbarry Boundary of Southmead Swainham Lane The Firs, Old Forewood Lane Sabon Gari, Chapel Hill The Oaks, Badgers Holt, The Haven at Station Road Land between Bracken and Blacksmith's Field, Sandrock Hill
The environment group has worked hard to create serveral wild flower verges within the parish to help increase biodiversity. These are currently at:Muriel's meadow
It is strongly advised that hedges are only cut outside of the bird nesting season (1st March to 31st August). However, you should always check for active bird nests before cutting, even outside of the official nesting season otherwise you could fall foul of the law. It is an offence under Section 1 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act of 1981 to intentionally take, damage or destroy the nest of any wild bird while it is in use or being built, or to intentionally kill, injure or take chicks or adults, or intentionally take or destroy any eggs.
It is the responsibility of residents that any hedges or trees on their land that border a public highway or footpath are cut so that they do not cause an obstruction. Please click here for the ESCC guidance.