Monthly Archives: April 2024

May 2024. Where flowers bloom so does hope

Milborne Port Climate and Nature Action group

Where flowers bloom, so does hope” – Lady Bird Johnson

It’s No Mow May time of year again! If you’re tempted to get the mower out, why not resist the urge and have a tidy of the shed / garage / loft instead?! Or just mow a path and an edge so it looks purposeful. Letting wild flowers bloom and the vegetation grow enables insects and in their turn birds, hedgehogs, bats, frogs – and ultimately, us – to thrive! Sit back and enjoy the buzzing of the bees and a tipple while you relax and save fuel! Find out more by searching for Plantlife your no mow May lawn guide. And please don’t strim – hedgehogs don’t run, they curl up in a tight ball and get mortally wounded.

Up on the wonderful piece of rare limestone grassland that is East Hill, after 15 years or so without any livestock, we are delighted to welcome some ponies whose grazing is going to help restore the wild flowers and rare insects. How can they do that by eating the vegetation? As there are just a few ponies in a large area there will always be plenty of plants in flower but the thatch of dead grass that has built up and the over-vigorous grasses will be knocked back leaving space for the flowers. Watch out for the return of masses more cowslips, orchids and butterflies!

Nature is struggling in the UK. We have to restore it now for our own sake too. If you haven’t already, please don’t delay any further in doing the single easiest , quickest yet biggest thing you can for nature this year…

One thing you can do: sign your support for the Climate and Nature Bill at

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April 2024

The Nation Needs You!

We are increasingly vulnerable to the impacts of flood events in Milborne Port, as their frequency and intensity continues to rise throughout the UK. It was only luck last May that meant Yarlington rather than us was deluged with 130mm of rain, causing so much damage and heart-break.

So, have you signed yet? The cross-party campaign for the Climate and Ecology Bill needs your support.

It’s a new plan for the UK to tackle the climate emergency, global warming and biodiversity loss– written by scientists, experts and campaigners, firmly backed at the official launch by Deborah Meaden of Dragon’s Den fame.

It is a plan to:

  1. Make sure the UK cuts its emissions fairly and fully
  2. Make sure the UK reverses the destruction of nature by 2030
  3. Involve citizens in finding the fairest way forward.

Will you back the Bill? It has cross-party support but not enough yet to make it law. Please sign up for your children’s sake and your onw; use the QR code below or Climate change is unjust: the dire effects are and will be worst for those who have done least to deserve the consequences of the changes we are making.

Here’s One Thing To Do: Share the Zero Hour Open Letter today using this QR code: