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the GiGLer

The newsletter of Greenspace Information of Greater London CIC

Editorial – Issue 7

I’d like to introduce myself as the new chair of the GIGL Steering Group. I have been involved with GIGL from the outset, representing the London Boroughs Biodiversity Forum (LBBF) on the Steering Group, as well as contributing my own professional viewpoint as the Biodiversity Manager forWandsworth. I hope to continue to provide an understanding…

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Making data count

GiGL holds a lot of data. But what exactly does all that information represent? Matt Davies, GiGL’s Data Manager, is beginning to find out what lies beneath. Over the last few years the GiGL database has grown to become a considerable resource with approximately 1.3 million species records. As our data holdings have grown, so…

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ALERC alert

We are really pleased that the Association of Local Environmental Records Centres (ALERC) has recently become a Community Interest Company – a not for profit company whose income will be reinvested to further expand and raise the profile of records centres across the UK. After three years of work behind the scenes by a number…

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Planning for the future

London is a growing and ever-developing city. Aldo Tanca, GiGL’s Planning Officer, has a new tool to ease life for London’s planners. A surprisingly wide variety of species and habitats can be found in London, probably Europe’s greenest capital. This life thrives on an inherently fragile and fragmented network of green and brownfield sites ever…

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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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