Thursday, 13 November 2014

Wiltshire Council Launch Air Quality Initiative

Wiltshire Council has today launched ‘Know and Respond’ - an air quality text/email alert system. This is aimed at people who have asthma or other respiratory conditions – if you sign up, it will let you know when air pollutants are rising so that you can be prepared/avoid those areas. Please pass this on to anyone you know who has these conditions or who’s interested in air quality for other reasons.

You can sign up to this new service on

This website also gives access to current data on air pollutants and lots of other information. It’s mainly aimed at community groups who are working to reduce road traffic in their area – emissions from vehicles are by far the main cause of air quality problems in Wiltshire’s urban areas.

You can look at current air quality levels in Devizes, Salisbury, Calne and Bradford-on-Avon and the ‘non-automatic monitoring data’ (which is less current) for all those places plus Marlborough, Chippenham, Westbury and Trowbridge.

Wiltshire Council is also consulting on its Air Quality Action Plan until January. This has specific action plans for Devizes, Salisbury, Calne, Marlborough, Westbury and Bradford-on-Avon - feel free to respond if you have views on traffic, walking, cycling, air quality, green space or other issues in your local town or across Wiltshire:

Small Grants Fund 2014/2015 Applications welcome

Link2Nature has a small grants fund available kindly provided by Public Health Wiltshire to award to local community groups. To find out more about the fund and how to apply please see the Small Grants Fund section of this site under Projects.

NELMs targeting statements issued

The NELMs (New Environmental Land Management Scheme) or Countryside Stewardship targeting statements for each National Characteristic Area either wholly or partially within Wiltshire have been released for comment by Natural England. Comments need to be sent by the 23rd November. You can access the darft statements via this link

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

What Matters To You Survey for Wiltshire Council

Wiltshire Council are committed to developing and delivering services that refelect the differing needs of local communities. To help them understand these needs they are asking Wiltshire residents to complete a simple survey. Link2Nature supports this as many of the questions are linked to its aims of improving the natural environment and making access to nature part of everybody's life. Therefore, please spare a moment to complete the survey and add your voice by clicking here

Link2Nature August 2013 Update

An update for activities that your Local Nature Partnership has been undertaking on your behalf during July and August can be read by clicking here.

Monday, 29 July 2013

Link2Nature Small Grants Fund Launched

Link2Nature has a small grants fund available kindly provided by Public Health Wiltshire to award to local community groups. To find out more about the fund and how to apply please see the Small Grants Fund section of this site under Projects.

Friday, 19 July 2013

Link2Nature Coordinator appointed

The new coordinator for Link2Nature, the Wiltshire and Swindon Local Nature Partnership, has taken up his position. Bill Blumsom was appointed at the beginning of July replacing Zoe Pittaway, the previous Coordinator.

Bill has worked for Wiltshire Wildlife Trust for the past year, following his previous 27 year career in the Financial Services Sector.

Bill has always been passionate about wildlife and much of his spare time has been involved in practical wildlife activites. Bill has specialised in the study of spiders and is also a keen birder.