Support the Landfill Communities Fund

Friday 1st January 2016

The Landfill Communities Fund is at risk. Please help us protect this valuable source of funding for local community and wildlife projects

A landfill tax was introduced in 1996 and has been very successful in reducing the amount of waste we send to landfill. It has been a big help in driving more recycling.

However, the Government is proposing changes to the scheme that would likely see the end of the fund.

In Suffolk, with support from the Landfill Communities Fund totalling more than £2million, we have been able to extend nature reserves, build education centres and undertake innovative conservation work to protect species and enhance habitats.

This has included the extension of Lackford Lakes nature reserve, the purchase of Camps Heath near Lowestoft, the creation of the beautiful green oak education centre at Bradfield Woods and a supply of barn owl boxes for communities across the county.

The list goes on and on.

This is an absolutely vital funding stream for Suffolk Wildlife Trust and we are joining with Landfill operators and Wildlife Trusts across the country to ask government to protect it.

If you're a Twitter fan follow #TheLCF for updates between now and the end of the consultation period on 3 February.

To find out how you can help please visit: http://www.wildlifetrusts.org/SupportTheLCF
 

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