Posts Tagged ‘News’

GiGL CIC

As avid GiGLer readers will know, the project that initially scoped out support for a London environmental records centre was set up by London Wildlife Trust with funding from City Bridge Trust in 1996. An independent consultation in 2002 produced a records centre development plan for London. It was agreed that the London Wildlife Trust’s project would be turned into a fully-fledged environmental records centre over a two-year development period.

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GiGL CIC

We are in the process of setting GiGL up as a community interest company (CIC). This will mean that as of January 2013 GiGL will be an independent organisation as recommended in the local records centre development plan that initiated the establishment of GiGL in 2004.

The CIC set-up will not change the partnership, products and services or staff team, but the CIC will have a new board of directors who will oversee the business. The directors will initially be drawn from the current GiGL Steering Group members.

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Branching out

The London Assembly’s Environment Committee released ‘Branching Out – The future of London’s Trees’ in April. Describing the importance of street trees to London’s environment, the report looks at a number of issues surrounding them, including the value placed on them by the public, and, importantly for GiGL, the benefits of having a centralised database…

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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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News – Issue 7

GiGL’s new partners … Four new London boroughs joined the GiGL partnership at the start of the current financial year. A further three are considering signing up to service level agreements. If successful, this would bring the total number of London boroughs in the GiGL partnership to 30 out of a possible 33. These new…

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News

There have been a couple of changes to the GiGL team over the summer. Ian Woodward, GiGL’s first Royal Parks Officer has now left to do an MSc. Ian hasn’t escaped GiGL altogether, as he continues to represent the British Trust for Ornithology on our Recorders’ Advisory Group.We wish him all the best with his studies.

We’re pleased to welcome Claudia Watts to our team. Claudia has replaced …

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News – Issue 4

For the past year, The Royal Parks has funded a post within the GiGL team, responsible for the development of a biological records database within the agency. As a result of the first year of this project, the agency now has its own Recorder database with some of its higher priority data already imported and shared with GiGL.The Royal Parks has confirmed that it will continue to fund the post for a further year.

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News – Issue 3

GiGL online www.GiGL.org.uk is now live and already in use by GiGL’s partners and customers. One of the many outputs of last year’s successful Defra/National Biodiversity Network funded project, the website provides a portal for London biodiversity and open space information. Visitors to the website can view existing data at a generalised resolution through the…

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