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Biodiversity

BIODIVERSITY

Thanks to its acres of mature parkland and long stretch of river bank, Howbery Park is a natural haven for wildlife and wild flowers. In the summer months, around half of all British butterfly species can be spotted here, as well as many different types of birds, bees and dragonflies.

We would like to improve biodiversity further around our grounds, so Nurture, the company which maintains our grounds, has drawn up a biodiversity action plan for the estate.

As a result, we have embarked on a scheme where we will choose an area of biodiversity – such as butterflies, insects, birds, amphibians or wildflowers – to focus on for a year. The scheme, which was set up by Nurture and a group of conservation bodies, aims to help organisations improve biodiversity in small steps and clearly demonstrate how they are making improvements.

To start with, we have chosen to enhance conditions for bees from mid-2019 to mid-2020. We have to reach objectives set by Nurture and the Bumblebee Conservation Trust. These include introducing ‘homes’ for wildlife, buying certain ‘bee-friendly’ plants, using peat free compost, and putting up information boards about bees.

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Update

In view of the coronavirus pandemic, Howbery Business Park is closed to the general public. Some individual businesses are open and operating within government guidelines, and can advise their customers on an individual basis about how to get in touch with them. We will be reviewing and monitoring developments continuously,We are committed to providing support and an ongoing service to all of our tenants and staff, with our main priority being their safety and well-being. We are following government advice, and have introduced new cleaning, social distancing and meeting room protocols across the site. We are adding new sanitiser stations and signage about single use of certain facilities.

We ask tenants and their staff to be respectful of others and take precautionary measures if exposed to the virus, as per government guidelines.

If you have any enquiries regarding park access or office availability, please email: [email protected]