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Covid-19

Emergency Management

26 Mar 2020

Fingal County Council and COVID-19: Help us to help you.

Fingal County Council's public offices are now closed to the general public.

A number of our services can be completed over the phone, by mail or online.

You can contact Customer Care Unit at 01 8905000 . Paperwork can be sent by e-mail. E-mail addresses may be found on our website at www.fingal.ie

Full details can be found here.

 

Fingal Community Response Forum

A dedicated community support helpline and email address has been launched to assist at-risk members of the public in accessing non-emergency and non-medical supports and advice. Find out more here.

Create a Haven for Wildlife - New Heritage Officer guide

New Heritage Officer guide shows how to look after wildlife in your garden  

Gardening for Biodiversity

Gardening for Biodiversity is a new free booklet from the Local Authority Heritage Officer Network to help everyone to help wildlife in their gardens. The brainchild of Juanita Browne, the booklet was produced by Local Authority Heritage Officers across Ireland, with help from the National Parks and Wildlife Service and the Heritage Council.

Author Juanita Browne has some really practical advice on turning your garden into a haven for wildlife. The guide outlines actions that can be taken to improve gardens for birds, bees, butterflies, bats and more with all kinds of projects suitable for everyone. From just leaving a corner of your garden to nature to building a bird bath, there are clear instructions and step-by-step drawings by illustrator Barry Reynolds.

Mayor of Fingal Cllr Eoghan O’Brien said: 'This Gardening for Biodiversity free booklet is a fantastic initiative from Local Authority Heritage Officers. It provides instructions for a fun project that all the family can work on together while spending time at home and also shows how we can all contribute positively to biodiversity in our own gardens.'

Christine Baker, Heritage Officer with Fingal County Council said: 'As more of us spend time closer to home, regular contact with the natural world has become ever more important. We are all becoming much more conscious of what is in our own immediate area. Our gardens can be an oasis for wildlife, and with small changes, like those outlined in this book, we can make them even better’   

Download the pdf Gardening for Biodiversity or drop a line to [email protected] to request your copy in the post from the Fingal Heritage Officer.
 

Gardening for Biodiversity is funded by the Department for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht as part of an initiative to encourage projects under the National Biodiversity Action Plan.
 

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