A note from Hannah:
This Tuesday 4th June, I travelled to Parliament to meet the Conservative MP for Windsor Adam Afriyie. We had a very positive and open conversation about the environment. He's really pleased that we've set up Wild About Datchet! He's agreed to put us in touch with some people at the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead to talk about improving green infrastructure across the Borough (e.g. creating wildlife corridors, planting more trees).
He also listened carefully to my concerns about the draft Environment Bill and what's going to happen to environmental laws after we leave the European Union. He was quite excited about the idea of building green bridges to enable wildlife to cross over roads! If you're interested to know more of the details regarding the environment bill then let me know. My article can be found here: https://www.bbowt.org.uk/blog/hannah-needham.
He's easy to talk to and made me feel very welcome. He's optimistic about the future and tried his best to reassure me that we're going to be world leaders in environmental laws. We didn't totally agree on everything, but that just made it more fun! Overall it was constructive and it seems to have opened up some opportunities to help local wildlife across the Borough.