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Parish & community nature projects

Case Studies

We are compiling case studies of excellent examples of nature recovery carried out in, and by, our communities. Follow the links below to find out more. 

We also have a directory of groups and their projects, who have kindly agreed to offer advice to others seeking to set up community nature projects. 


Firstly we are looking at the fantastic work done in Cottenham by local nature recovery groups, including new ponds, tree planting and woodland restoration.


We also visited Willingham to learn about the Parish Council’s nature recovery work at several sites in the village including a community orchard and playing fields.


A Swift flying into a Swift nest box

Bassingbourn Zero Carbon Collective have been working on an a fantastic range of wildlife projects including Swift Nest Boxes, native tree planting and an interactive Tree Trail. 


Swavesey Parish Council and The Sustainability Hub have partnered on a plethora of nature projects including a community orchard and gardens, public engagement events.

Project Directory 

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Swavesey Parish Council & The Sustainability Hub

Community orchard, wildflowers, public engagement events, community garden areas.

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Sustainable Cottenham

Pond management, wildflower planting, tree planting, wood management.

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Girton Parish Council Nature Recovery

Writing a Local Nature Recovery Plan, crowdfunding.

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Willingham Parish Council

Community orchard, hedge planting, tree planting, wildlife pond.

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Histon & Impington Green Spaces

Land management for biodiversity, education & and enjoyment.

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Bassingbourn Zero Carbon Collective

Swift nest boxes, tree planting, Wildlife talks, chalk stream management, butterfly & bat surveys.

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Get in touch

We are keen to share the word about good community nature projects in South Cambridgeshire.  If you would like to suggest your project for a case study, please contact