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Latest news from the CIC
We are delighted that the Natural History Atlas publications are still selling well. With 14 titles now in the series, they provide a wealth of information about the flora and fauna to be found in the AONB. All Atlases are available at £2.50 each or 3 for £6 from the cafe at RSPB Leighton Moss or by post from the BCCIC, Old Station Building, Arnside, Carnforth LA5 0HG ( you can, of course, call in for a copy during office opening hours).
Our Community Renewables Project continues to deliver and we are now looking to help schools in the AONB improve their energy efficiency, possibly by installing energy efficient LED lighting. Unfortunately, due to the change in ownership of Leeds Children’s Holiday Centre in Silverdale, the solar panels we helped to install there are no longer required. However, we are pleased to announce that LCHC have repaid their remaining share of the tariff to the company and donated the panels to Lakeland Wildlife Oasis – a registered charity involved in a range of conservation and educational projects for endangered species. The CIC has also agreed to help Wildlife Oasis with the installation costs.
The AONB team has recently been working with Arnside Parish Council on the design of new information panels. It is hoped these will improve the visitor experience to Arnside by providing lots of useful information and ideas on what to see and do. Visitors will be encouraged to support local businesses and explore this wonderful area. The Bittern Countryside CIC has agreed to help fund this project and support the roll out to other parishes within the AONB.