Thursday, 15 October 2009

Conservation in the churchyard

Churchyard clearing and tidying
In 2008, Norfolk Wildlife Trust launched a scheme in partnership with the Norfolk Probation Service to provide free, practical help in churchyards. The aim of this scheme is to encourage churches to maintain and develop areas which are actively managed for conservation, and help to benefit wildlife.
Following a successful application, the Probation Service sent a number of workers who spent three weekends working in Old Buckenham churchyard. The work included clearing neglected areas, scrub and hedge cutting and removal of ivy from some of the tombs.
It is hoped that this work will now make access more approachable and easier for the many visitors to the church in tracing past relatives.

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