Charity of the Year award

We're delighted to have been named Charity of the Year by East Anglian business rescue and insolvency firm McTear Williams & Wood Limited. The award comes with a generous and very welcome contribution to our work of £2,160 raised at their annual charity bowls tournament in Diss!  Our grateful thanks to all who took part.

Release date: Monday, May 15, 2017

New land, new HLF grant!

We're delighted to announce the purchase of 2 hectares of land in Thelnetham with the help of a Heritage Lottery Fund Our Heritage grant. The purchase completes the jigsaw of fragments of the former Thelnetham valley fen which is internationally important for its wildlife; much of the area is designated as an SSSI and is part of the Waveney and Little Ouse Valley Fens SAC. Since 2008, the LOHP's acquisition of Parkers Piece, Bleyswycks Bank, Webbs Fen, New Fen, and now the new site, has provided huge potential for restoring the former fen's habitats while helping to protect the two richest remaining remaining fragments - Suffolk Wildlife Trust's Thelnetham Middle Fen and Thelnetham Old Fen nature reserves - and enhancing public access and enjoyment of the area. The Heritage Lottery Fund grant is the LOHP's fourth, and we are immensely grateful for their support.

Release date: Thursday, January 21, 2016

We've bought a new meadow!

We're delighted to annouce the addition of 4.5 acres of wet meadow to the 166 acres land we already manage in the Little Ouse Headwaters. The meadow, in Hinderclay, is a stone's throw south of Hinderclay Fen. We're looking forward to monitoring the wildlife in its old hedges and to increasing the richness of its wildlflowers. Access arrangements will be announced once new fences are in place to allow grazing.

Release date: Thursday, November 26, 2015

Batty Bonanza

On 9th September, 30 Natterers Bats were discovered in a bat box on Hinderclay Fen. The bat boxes were put in place in 2007 throughout the LOHP area and up until now we have only found small numbers of Pipistrelle bats using them as mating roosts in the autumn. Hopefully, the Natterers will breed in the boxes as they do on nearby Redgrave & Lopham Fen National Nature Reserve. Our new bat detector is showing that Hinderclay is a very rich site for bats - visit our archive for reports 
To learn more about bats in Suffolk click here.
Release date: Thursday, October 8, 2015


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