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Want to play your part in protecting nature and helping wildlife across Cheshire and Warrington? Here’s your chance.

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Warrington Borough Council is working with Cheshire West & Chester and Cheshire East Councils to develop a new blueprint for the county, the Local Nature Recovery Strategy (LNRS).

The strategy aims to help wildlife thrive, improve our ecological network, and target investment in nature to help us adapt to climate change and improve the places we live, work and play.

Local people are now being asked to play their part in shaping the LNRS by sharing the ways in which nature matters to them, telling us which species need caring for and letting us know what actions they think could be taken to help wildlife across the county.

The views received will support the development of priorities and solutions for a wilder Cheshire and Warrington over the next 10 years.

You can get involved by:

  • Completing the short survey - which gives you, your community, business, or organisation the opportunity to tell us what matters to you and what areas you think should be a priority.


  • Pledging your action for nature - tell us what actions you may be prepared to take to help nature, be it on your own land or as part of a community group. You can register this as an official pledge and pin it on our interactive map so everyone can see where action is being taken by us all, across the county.


  • If you are a landowner who would like your land to be mapped as a priority area for investment in nature’s recovery, you can register this land with us.

Warrington Borough Council’s Cabinet Member for sustainability and climate change, Cllr Janet Henshaw, said: “We all have a responsibility to protect our natural world, and it’s vital we work together to build a better future for our environment, our ecosystems and our wildlife.

“This new strategy will help guide our work to determine which areas could benefit from biodiversity improvements, decide where money is invested and identify species which we need to care for.

“Creating a flourishing, healthy and resilient natural environment will benefit everyone who lives and works here, so please help shape our strategy by telling us what matters to you and sharing your views on what positive action we can take to help nature.”

The Cheshire & Warrington LNRS is supported through funding from central government. It covers the whole county and is led by Cheshire West & Chester Council, supported by Warrington and Cheshire East Councils, Peak District National Park, Natural England, Environment Agency, Forestry Commission, the Local Nature Partnership and other organisations.

9 February 2024