The London Wildlife Trust is thrilled to announce a multi-year partnership with the All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC).
This exciting collaboration will focus on promoting biodiversity and ecology throughout the AELTC's sites. We are honoured to contribute our expertise and knowledge to support the AELTC's Wimbledon Park Project, a remarkable initiative that will transform 23 acres of private land into a public park. Moreover, we are committed to achieving a minimum biodiversity net gain of 10% on the project site.
Having closely worked with the AELTC, we have provided valuable assessments of the biodiversity and ecological ambitions of the Wimbledon Park Project. This partnership reinforces our strong and valuable relationship, allowing us to combine our collective influence to share the numerous benefits of nature with the communities of Merton and Wandsworth, as well as across southwest London and the wider city.
Earlier this year, the London Wildlife Trust and the AELTC jointly organised a Nature Weekend, which took place on the former Wimbledon Park Golf Course. Over 240 visitors had the opportunity to explore and learn about the significance of water in nurturing wildlife and nature. Building on this success, there will be two more Nature Weekends held this autumn. These events will provide a platform to discover nocturnal wildlife and acquire valuable knowledge on how to prepare gardens to support wildlife during the winter season.
London Wildlife Trust’s chair, Rufus Radcliffe talked about the ambitions of this collaboration.
“This partnership underpins our ambition to provide communities right across London with greater access to nature. We’re delighted to partner with the AELTC at such an exciting moment in their history, and the recent Nature Weekend is the first of many community initiatives we plan to run together. We’re thrilled that organisations like the AELTC are dedicated to making positive, long-lasting commitments to protect and enhance nature as they look towards the future.”
Posted On: 13/06/2023