About the Ecology Service

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The Ecology Service work includes:

  • promoting awareness and understanding of biodiversity and the local environment through formal and informal education
  • protecting sites which are important for nature conservation
  • developing local policies for nature conservation
  • advising on the management of open spaces to enhance biodiversity within the borough

Ecology Service Objectives

  • to provide a base for environmental education at the Holland Park Ecology Centre giving children and adults firsthand experience of the natural world
  • to provide a programme of events, walks, talks and workshops which promote the understanding of ecology
  • to deliver a service of excellence which also provides value for money.
  • to enhance and monitor the borough’s biodiversity
  • to encourage local residents to participate in practical conservation and environmental improvement
  • to deliver a Local Biodiversity Action Plan

Ecology Service Standards

  • we will continually develop our education resources in response to customer feedback in order to provide environmental education, which meets learning objectives, is enjoyable, safe and good value for money
  • we aim to achieve a minimum of 95 per cent positive ratings, with scores of six to ten, for statements on our educational visit evaluation forms. We will also monitor and act on all feedback comments where practical
  • we will provide enjoyable and informative school holiday activities, public events and opportunities for conservation volunteer work