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Churchyard Conservation at Newton

The Church is renowned for its wildlife in its Churchyard. The Churchyard has won The Wildlife Trust for Northamptonshire, Churchyard Conservation Competition twelve times.

In July 2009, Newton Churchyard was awarded first prize in the Northants Wildlife Trust - Churchyard Conservation Award. along with Bozeat. 

When the judges visited in 2005 they said: "We visited Newton Bromswold on a cold windy day, early in June.

While we were there the churchyard was in the process of receiving some very selective and intricate grass cutting, and we had the perfect opportunity to watch intelligent and thoughtful conservation in progress.

There is literally no aspect of a master plan, which is not attended to. 

Wildflowers are encouraged and allowed to seed.  Bird, bat and bumble boxes are everywhere.  Wild rough areas contrast pleasingly with mown grass, and the graves are well kept.  There is ample information posted in the church porch, with leaflets providing a wealth of information on wild flowers, birds and insects to be encountered in the churchyard."

More information on the following links: 

Churchyard Conservation Scheme

Churchyard Conservation Scheme Competition Form

Churchyard Conservation Scheme Links

Churchyard Conservation Scheme Winners