Conservation focus in the daily council video update
Connecting people with nature and conservation is the focus of today’s (Friday) daily video update (Vlog) from Buckinghamshire Council Leader Martin Tett.
Joining Martin is Lizzie Buckley, who talks about how people can continue to be part of the conservation effort in the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, despite the coronavirus lockdown.
Lizzie is Communications and Community Engagement Officer for the Chalk, Cherries and Chairs Landscape Partnership, a five-year scheme spearheaded by the Chilterns Conservation Board creating new habitats, surveying the state of nature and uncovering the hidden social history of the Chilterns.
She explains how two of the scheme’s projects – Echoed Locations and Woodlanders Live – make it easy for people to get involved in practical lockdown activity to:
- Record sounds on smartphones in their gardens or on daily exercise walks, to create a soundscape of the Chilterns.
- Research the rich social history of those who worked in the Chilterns rural and domestic cottage industries, such as bodgers, lace-makers and straw plaiters
Lizzie said: “These two projects really do offer volunteering opportunities for all ages.” More information: https://www.chilternsaonb.org/projects/CCC
Today’s Vlog can be found at: https://www.buckinghamshire.gov.uk/coronavirus/video-updates/
The daily Vlog, supporting the message #ProudofBucks, also provides an opportunity for people to ask questions via social media on how the council is fighting Coronavirus locally, what residents can do to stay safe, and how they can get involved in helping others – using the #askBucksCouncil Twitter hashtag.
Vlogs will also be shared daily on the council’s social media channels.
Daily updates about all council services can be found on the website at: https://www.buckinghamshire.gov.uk/community-and-safety/changes-to-our-services-due-coronavirus/