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Delays in planning services

We are experiencing high numbers of planning applications and requests for pre-application advice and currently have limited staffing resources. We apologise for any delays in responses to emails and calls. Find out more, including what measures we have in place to overcome these challenges.

Events at parks

Get involved with Saving Saffron Brook events at our parks including, nature walks, mindfulness, activities for children and families. Remember, some events do require registration.

July

  • 19 and 21 - volunteering at Washbrook Nature Area
  • 20 - Nature walk – summer meadows at Brockshill Country Park
  • 21 Mindfulness at Washbrook Nature Area
  • 23 - Saffron Wild at Saffron Heath (onsite parking, find us at the top of Heathcott Road, LE2 6LS)
  • 27 - Meet the team at Aylestone Recreation Ground
  • 28 - Volunteering at St Mary’s Green Space

August

  • 2 and 9 - Wild Play at Knighton Park
  • 2 - Mindfulness at Knighton Park
  • 3 - Nature Walk – River Ecology at Washbrook Nature Area
  • 10 - All about wildflowers – online
  • 13 - All about wildflowers at Brockshill Country Park
  • 16 - Mindfulness at Washbrook Nature Area
  • 17 - All about trees and galls – online
  • 20 - All about trees and galls at Knighton Park
  • 24 - Nature Walk – River Ecology at Washbrook Nature Area

September

  • 4 - Wild Knighton at Knighton Park (follow signs from Palmerston Way car park)
  • 15 -  Walk on the Wild Side nature walk at Aylestone Meadows, 10am, book your free place
  • 17 - Apple day at Saffron Heath - get more information on Eventbrite
  • 17 - Autumn Wildlife at Saffron Heath, 10am-1pm
  • 22 - Learn to be an Otter Spotter (webinar), 7pm - get more information on Eventbrite
  • 23 - Dusk bat walk at Knighton Park - book your place on Eventbrite      
  • 28 - All about Autumn Fungi (webinar), 7.30pm - get more information on Eventbrite

October

  • 1 - All about fungi at Knighton Spinney, 10am - book your free place on Eventbrite
  • 7 -  Autumn Fungi at Brocks Hill Country Park, 10am - book your free place on Eventbrite
  • 7 - Nature walk – woodland fungi at Brocks Hill Country Park
  • 12 - Walk on the Wild Side nature walk Victoria Park to Welford Road Cemetery, 10am - book your free place on Eventbrite
  • 19 -  Half-term nature day at Aylestone Recreation Ground, 1oam - get more information on Eventbrite         

‘All about…’ wildlife training

These sessions are perfect for anyone who wants to get a bit more in-depth about local ecology. With an online and an outdoor session for each theme, this is a chance to learn the basics and then put your knowledge into practice. These sessions support the 100 Species Challenge and are a great way to start working towards your target.

Nature walks

A gentle group walk with plenty of stops to talk about wildlife as we go. Our nature expert brings everyday scenery to life with the secret lives of plants, trees, birds and bugs. Once you learn more about local wildlife you will begin to spot it everywhere - your daily walk will never look the same again!