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Wildcast hits the airwaves

WildCookham now has its very own podcast. Thanks to local resident/musician/songwriter Rob Castell, Wildcast hits the airwaves every month with interviews, updates and news about some of the wildlife group’s activities. There’s usually some music and maybe a poem as well. The aim is to be easy listening with bite-sized pieces of interesting information about the local wildlife scene. The latest edition in December has a Christmas theme and is available early in the month via our Facebook page and via our website Homepage.

Project work continues

The lockdown continues to stifle some of our regular activities but our work goes on across the community. WildCookham teams have been out with more wild flower seeding on the National Trust Commons; work continues at our Harris Woodbridge Reserve off Dean Lane; and we’ve continued clearance and other management on the pond on Marsh Meadow in Cookham Village. We’ve also been undertaking surveys across Cookham, gathering data on the range of wildlife here, as well as offering support and advice to various local sites including Harwood House and the Odney club.

Hire our trail camera

If you want to do your own surveying in the garden we now have our trail camera back in circulation. Hire it for a month for a small fee by contacting Lou Young at

WildCookham gets behind the Neighbourhood Plan

Meanwhile, in the background we are playing our part in the development of the Cookham Neighbourhood Plan as well as in the long-running saga that is the Borough Local Plan. On the latter we have contributed to several of the recent on-line hearings and we were pleased to be asked by the Parish Council to contribute to the Cookham Neighbourhood plan and have formed a small team to work on this. We hope that this can lead to the protection and enhancement of our natural environment becoming a significant part of Cookham’s future thinking.

From all of us at WildCookham our good wishes for the Christmas season and a reminder that our wildlife is never far away. Get out and enjoy it and remember that it always needs our help through the winter months.

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