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Annual Reports

Annual reports

Using the study as a baseline, the Environment Group plans to prepare an annual report on aspects of Walmer’s environment for consideration by Walmer Parish Council and Dover District Council, particularly studying the different habitats.

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School Build of Air Quality & Weather Monitoring System

AirPi weather project

It is planned to implement this project involving local schools. It would involve pupils in an IT project, specifically in building a unit based on Raspberry Pi hardware, then calibrating the hardware. Having prepared the unit, pupils would then be … Continue reading

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Kingsdown Road Lichen Heath Survey

The Lichen Heath

Part of the beach beside the Kingsdown Road has developed as a Lichen Heath. This is a very rare localised habitat where specialized lichens have developed on the shingle. Continue reading

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Rays Bottom Scrubland Project

Ray's Bottom Scrubland

Rays Bottom is an interesting example of how plants and shrubs colonize an area. An ecologist has agreed to survey and do a study to determine the colonization species. Continue reading

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Save our Swifts Project

Swifts in flight

“Save Our Walmer Swifts” is a small group of residents of Admiralty Mews, the converted Royal Marine Barracks in Walmer who will monitor numbers and restore nest sites. Continue reading

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Zero Waste Scheme

Zero waste - recycle

Walmer ward is designated as a pilot/case study to introduce and test ways and means of increasing recycling levels. The project will be coordinated by Dover District Council. Continue reading

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Air Quality Assessment

Air quality assessment

As a contribution to the study, a limited assessment has been made by Dover District Council recently of the level of NO2 levels at various locations in Walmer. Continue reading

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Walmer Castle Gardens

Queen Elizabeth, Queen Mother garden Walmer Castle

Managed by English Heritage, the Walmer Castle gardens include a wide range of different garden forms including Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother’s Garden, a formal garden with a central pool. Continue reading

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Walmer in Bloom

g Garden - Walmer in Bloom

Run by the Parish Council assisted by local residents, Walmer in Bloom is an annual event involving planting flower displays throughout the parish. Continue reading

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Hawkshill Freedown

Hawkshill Freedown

Hawkshill Freedown is an area of open space owned and managed by Walmer Parish Council. Purchased by the Parish Council from the Leith estate in 1990, the area has been designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest. Continue reading

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Allotments

Campbell Road Allotments

There are two allotment sites at present in Walmer. These are at Campbell Road and Mayers Road, the former being managed by the Parish Council, the latter managed privately. Continue reading

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Open Space and Parks Management

Walmer Bandstand

The Parish Council owns and manages several open spaces such as York and Albany Close and the Drill Field. Dover District Council manages Walmer Green, which hosts events such as concerts and Marke Wood park.    

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Walmer Design Statement

Walmer Layout Plan

Prepared by Walmer residents in 2006, the Design Statement describes ten different character areas of Walmer’s built environment. It describes the history of each area, its general character and the design details of individual buildings. Continue reading

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Kingsdown and Walmer Beach Management Plan

The Sussex Emerald Moth

The beach in Walmer is a protected habitat. Prepared by The White Cliffs Countryside Partnership in 2011, the Kingsdown and Walmer Beach Management Plan first describes the special characteristics of the plantlife and wildlife of the beach. Continue reading

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