John Whittingdale, Member of Parliament for Maldon, met members of Essex Wildlife Trust at the reception given by The Wildlife Trusts in Parliament. The reception was given to celebrate the contribution of young people to the work of the Trust and to support the campaign for an ambitious Environment Bill to ensure nature’s recovery.

John Whittingdale said: “I strongly support the work of the Essex Wildlife Trust and we are very fortunate that in the Maldon constituency  the Trust has a Visitor Centre at Hanningfield Reservoir as well as 6 nature reserves  at Chigborough Lakes, Maldon Wick Meadow, Blue House Farm, Bradwell Shell Bank and Danbury.  I share their wish to see a new Environment Bill which will further strengthen protection of our natural environment and wildlife  and look forward to working with the Trust to achieve this”.

John Whittingdale is pictured Essex Wildlife Trust Chairman, Stewart Goshawk, Chief Executive, Andrew Impey and Emily McParland, Communications Officer.