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  • The chiffchaffs are back

    Heard my first chiffchaff of the year on 17th March. Yay, summer is coming! (Photo courtesy of The Wildlife Trusts)

  • Make rewilding part of our Environmental Land Management

    DEFRA are currently consulting on the UK government’s environmental land management scheme. If you support the inclusion of rewilding as a key option in this scheme, then you have until 31st July 2020 to respond. Just follow this link: https://www.rewildingbritain.org.uk/blog/public-consultation-on-uk-governments-environmental-land-management-scheme…more

  • Eavesdrop

    Exciting news! James Hamilton, a local musician, is creating a sound installation this summer, which will feature The Chevin amongst other local venues. It will document recordings of wildlife native to Otley using custom built binaural field recorders. When played…more

  • Love Leeds Parks are looking for trustees!

    Love Leeds Parks has been granted charitable status and is now an independent registered charity. Love Leeds Parks has been set up by an interim Board of Trustees, and are now looking for more Trustees to join us. They need…more

  • Leeds Woodland Creation Scheme

    OTLEY Chevin is one of a dozen places that have been chosen to play a key part in growing future woodlands. Leeds City Council is aiming to plant 5.8 million trees over the next 25 years to help cut the…more

  • New posts from Fields in Trust

    The following reports and articles have been uploaded to the Documents section of this site:   Pioneering Green Space Index showcased by Esri UK What a day in the life of a park tells us about modern Britain Examining the…more

  • Phone app for orienteering course on Chevin

    Local orienteering club Airienteers have updated the Map for the established Permanent Orienteering Course on the Danefield area of the Chevin. The new map and further information is in our Maps and Download section. The 25 markers on the estate…more

  • World Heart Day/City Step Challenge – 29th September 2020

    Leeds city Council, Active Leeds are excited to be partnering up with the British Heart Foundation (BHF) for World Heart Day on Tuesday 29th September 2020. They tell us, ‘Here’s a few more details about the day of action and…more

  • International car-free day 22nd September 2020

    Have you made any changes since lockdown? Look out for activities on 22nd September – LCC Sustainable Energy and Air Quality Team are currently planning activities – watch out for news!

  • The Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) – Community Energy: Paving the Way 23rd September – 19:00

    The stated mission of the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) is “to inspire, inform and enable people to achieve practical solutions for sustainability.” They provide invaluable training and research at their campus in Wales and have more recently been hosting free…more