20 August 2021
Sharma joins Wildlife Trust for walk in Moor Copse

Alok Sharma, the Member of Parliament for Reading West, visited Moor Copse nature reserve today.

Alok met with Estelle Bailey, Chief Executive for Berks, Bucks and Oxon Wildlife Trust (BBOWT) and Kathryn Brown, Director of Climate Change at The Wildlife Trust.

Wildlife Trust walk in Moor Copse; Kathryn Brown, Alok Sharma MP and Estelle Bailey

 Kathryn Brown, Alok and Estelle Bailey

During their walk, Estelle, Kathryn and Alok discussed the BBOWT’s new five-year strategic plan ‘Wilder’ which aims to put nature into recovery, with 30% of the land across the three counties well managed for nature by 2030.

To achieve this, the BBOWT are looking to work with partners across the spectrum of farming, government, business and local communities to join up action and create connected landscapes where wildlife can thrive. The BBOWT believe that by restoring nature, we will be tackling multiple environmental challenges that affect us all, such as climate change, pollution, water quality, flood risk, and biodiversity loss.

Alok said:

“I very much enjoyed my walk on Moor Copse. The last 18 months have shown us how important our local spaces are and it was great to meet with Estelle again to learn about the BBOWT’s latest plan.”

Estelle said:

“It was great to meet Alok this morning to talk positive action around nature and climate, planning and development policy. Thanks for engaging.”