the GiGLer

The newsletter of Greenspace Information of Greater London CIC

Issue 8

Come on GiGL, Light My Fire

Tanya Broadfield, London Fire Brigade Environment Adviser GiGL works with the great and the good in London conservation and development. But the services that GiGL provides are of use to more organisations than you might expect. One of GiGL’s less obvious partners explains all. The London Fire Brigade is the third largest fire fighting organisation…

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Having a ball with moths

Mandy Rudd, GiGL Director Data entry and validation are two key but under-utilised services that we provide to our partners in order to help them mobilise their data. GiGL has been able to offer these services free of charge to the voluntary organisations who contribute their data to GiGL. For the last couple of years…

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Plugging the Gap

Matt Davies, GiGL Data Manager In the winter 2009 issue of the GiGLer, I shared some novel visualisations of the GiGL database designed to help us all better understand the data we hold, whether they accurately reflect what’s on the ground, and where geographic or taxonomic gaps exist. We’ve been very pleased with the response…

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Suits you, Sir

Amanda MacLean, London Biodiversity Partnership You’re a borough ecologist, and your dreams have just come true. £100,000 of Section 106 money has landed in your lap, courtesy of a major development. With that much money, you could create dozens of ponds, hectares of meadow, or plant up plenty of new woodland. But how do you…

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Heaven’s above

Dusty Gedge, Living Roofs GiGL is being asked on a regular basis for details of green roof installations, especially by planners who need to demonstrate how they are meeting Mayoral targets on green roofs.This is a relatively difficult thing to provide, as green roof developments are not routinely logged and are not visible to the…

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News – Issue 8

Tim’s departure We were sad to see Tim Hogg depart for the sandier climes of Devon at the end of April.Tim started out as a GiGL volunteer but quickly became a member of staff and worked in a couple of different roles before becoming GiGL’s Senior Information Officer. During his time with us,Tim did a…

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