You can now download and read our Chair's Report 2018.doc

13:49, 24 Jun 2019 by Diana Cano

With a busy year ahead, we need help with a variety of tasks so do please take a look at the list below. The most important requirement is enthusiasm although of course, if you have any special skills to offer do let us know.

Secretary – our current Secretary is moving so we urgently need someone to send out Agendas and take Minutes at our occasional meetings and our AGM.
Vice Chair – supporting the Chair and leading meetings if they are unable to attend.
Treasurer – keeping our financial records (we are not a registered charity so we are not audited).
Communications and website manager – full training provided in managing simple e-Voice website and MailChimp for e-newsletters.
Ecology/conservation liaison officer – to attend local forums such as the Hounslow Parks Forum, Crane Valley Partnership, FORCE, Tidal Crane Association etc, network with stakeholders and keep FoNNR in touch with relevant developments, funding availability. An exciting role for someone looking to develop a nature conservation interest or career.
Education officer – to liaise with local schools and help us develop the education aspects of the Nature Reserve plans.
Fundraising officer – helping us to write bids for funding as it becomes available (some previous experience would be useful).
Event planner – helping organise every aspect of events at the Nature Reserve, from risk assessment to refreshments.

If you are interested in any of the above and would like to find out more, or you can undertake a task that's not listed above, please contact our Chair, Vanessa Smith

Thanks to a successful bid for Hounslow Community funding we have been able to produce our first proper printed leaflet ... a flyer telling local residents more about the Northcote Nature Reserve and encouraging them to take our free Membership. This helps us keep residents in touch with developments and arrange volunteering events during the year. We are doordropping the flyer to local residents living on, or near the NNR and copies have also been delivered to local schools and libraries. 

We have also made two further, recent funding bids.

One is for Grow Wild, an initiative led by Kew Gardens encouraging communities to change lives and transform spaces through native UK wildflowers and fungi. For more information see 

The other is for CIL (Community Infrastructure Levy) funding through which developers make a contribution to the funding of local community projects.

We will let you know how we get on with both of these when we hear back.