Annual Report & Action Plans

Please click on the link below to download the Annual Report:


Please click on the link below to download the Annual Report:

Annual Report 2014 – 2015

Annual Report 2015 – 2016

Annual Report 2016 – 2017

Annual Report 2017 – 2018

Annual-Report 2018-2019

Finance Report for the year 2019-2020

Annual Report 2020 – 2021

Annual Report for 2022-2023

Annual Report for 2023-24


Action Plan 2023/24


Policy & Resources  2023-2028

Burials & Properties:  2023-2028

Community Development: 2023-2028

Environmental Management: 2023 – 2028



What is Biodiversity and what value does it have for humans?

Biodiversity is made up of all living things on our planet. It also refers to how communities of species interact with each other within ecosystems and with the physical environment itself.

There are multiple ways that we depend upon biodiversity and it is important for us to conserve it:

  • Food – Agriculture, for example, is incredibly reliant upon invertebrates – they help to maintain the health of the soil crops grow in while many fruits, nuts and vegetables are pollinated by insects. Without bees we wouldn’t have apples, cherries, blueberries, almonds and many of the other foods we love on our supermarket shelves. Pollinators such as birds, bees and other insects are responsible for a third of the world’s crop production. Soil is also teaming with microbes that are vital for liberating nutrients that plants need to grow, which are then also passed to us when we eat them. In the oceans, fish and other forms of sea life provide the main source of animal protein for around one billion people.
  • Safety -it helps tackle climate change and improve resilience against problems such as flooding. Trees, bushes and wild grasslands play an important role in helping to protect us from flooding by slowing down water and helping soil to absorb rainfall. Plants and trees also clean the air we breathe and can help us tackle the global challenge of climate change by absorbing carbon dioxide. Coral reefs and mangrove forests act as natural defences protecting coastlines from waves and storms.
  • Health – Many of our medicines also originate from plants.  There is a growing body of literature on the relationship between human health and biodiversity. Simply having green spaces and trees in cities has been shown to decrease hospital admissionsreduce stress and lower blood pressure.’

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Biodiversity Statement

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