And…we are off!

Wilmslow’s First festival of Nature is underway! John Handley gave an absolutely fantastic talk entitled Common Ground, the Nature of Wilmslow’s Countryside on Wednesday. 64 people joined the Zoom link and were kept entranced by John’s wonderful talk and beautiful illustrations. The talk highlighted the importance of Wilmslow’s Landscape Character Assessment (which you should read, if you haven’t) and the vital importance of the nature around us for climate action and biodiversity.

The festival will be at the Artisan Market tomorrow, Saturday 16th, near the Rex, so come along and have a chat and find out about the amazing activities we have on offer for you. Make a pledge on our pledge tree: tell us what action YOU are taking for the climate, and make your Wave of Hope picture to influence politicians. We have lots of activities including bulb planting, cinema showings, an Open Day at Oakenclough and of course the On Yer Bike concert. The Mayor of Cheshire East, Cllr Pochin, is coming on our bike rides on the 31st: what questions would YOU ask her about walking and cycling? And of course don’t forget the pumpkin trail on Chapel Lane on 31st October.

If you’d like to bring some soup along to the Oakenclough Day let us know! Look forward to seeing you at our many Festival events. Next Wednesday’s talk is Dr Admos Chimhowu talking on “We are All In It Together: The Impact of Climate Change on Low Income Countries.” Come and hear what impacts the climate change from OUR greenhouse gas emissions is having on people on the other side of the world.

The landscape on our doorstep