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“To protect and enhance the valleys of South Maidstone for the benefit of residents, wildlife and visitors.”


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New – Local Nature Recovery Strategy!

Have you heard about the Local Nature Recovery Strategies (LNRS)?
These were introduced by the Government under the Environment Act 2021, as part of their commitment to reversing the decline of biodiversity in England.
A member of VCS recently attended a great workshop run by Making Space for Nature in Kent and Medway. The focus being on how collectively stakeholders involved in managing the county of Kent can work to together to make Kent a thriving natural environment.
It was a great opportunity to meet a diverse set of people from landowners, charities, council members, conservationists and people just wanting to make a difference. Clearly, we all had different opinions on what was important, however it became clear that the priorities for the county were consistently recognised by everyone involved. Of particular importance was water ways and looking after our heritage.
This is key focus for the Valley Conservation Society, as we are committed to maintaining the habitat of the mill ponds which are a key part of Kent’s heritage. Another interesting discussion was around recognising the importance of coppicing and how we need a collective focus on how to manage woodland.
Take a look at the following site if you are interested in getting involved – Making space for nature in Kent. The team will soon be uploading the full, prioritised list of opportunities raised.
Also check the map for nature which is being used to map all the key nature challenges, from water ways to migration paths for bumble bees.


2024 Membership – Now open!

New! Meet the VCS Committee

Crisbrook Meadow Management Plan