The Greenways Countryside Project protects and enhances the countryside and open spaces around Ipswich,  for the benefit of wildlife and local people.

Alderman Canal Building a stag beetle pile

Celebration of Greenways’ 20th Birthday!

Wednesday 9th July

Birthday cake 20 years

Note change of date.

The most important task at our 20th Birthday is to send out a massive thank you to all of you who have been involved in Greenways in whatever way in that time.

By way of celebration, we are planning a get together for as many current and past volunteers and others involved on Wednesday 9th July in Belstead Brook Park.

If you have been involved in Greenways and would like to join us for the celebration, please contact James Baker as soon as possible and he will make sure you receive an invitation - greenways.project@ipswich.gov.uk or 01473 433995 or 01473 601346.

New Greenways Website

Screenshot of new Greenways websiteGreenways has a new website, with a clickable map of the sites managed by Greenways, a photo gallery and downloadable versions of the leaflets for the River Path and Belstead Brook Park (access these via the map).

This is a work in progress – we’d like to have detailed descriptions of more of the sites, with many more photos. If you can take photos of one of the sites and/or write a description of it, please get in touch: greenways.project@ipswich.gov.uk. Also, if you have any comments on the new website, please email us or use the “Leave a Reply” boxes on the website.

The website address (URL) is unchanged: http://www.greenlivingcentre.org.uk/greenways/

Wildlife Homes Event

Saturday 9th August 10am – 1pm, Ellenbrook Meadow

Making bug homesJoin the Friends of Belstead Brook Park, Greenways, Ipswich Wildlife Group and others to help build new homes for a wide range of species to improve the corridor between Stone Lodge Park and Ellenbrook Meadow in Belstead Brook Park. At Ellenbrook Meadow (opposite the old bus turning circle on Ellenbrook Road) – come and build bird boxes, hedgehog houses, insect towers and more. The event is particularly aimed at those who live in the local area who can improve their gardens for wildlife to link the two parks, but all are welcome.

Contact Greenways for more details. greenways.project@ipswich.gov.uk or 01473 433995