Managing our natural heritage & green spaces

The Norwich Fringe Project is a local authority funded countryside management partnership that makes natural conservation happen. We are led by a group of passionate environmental defenders, who have been promoting engagement with the natural heritage and local communities for the last 25 years.

We aim at protecting the environment and we know that this can be achieved only through people’s participation and enthusiasm.  What we desire is to make natural heritage sites accessible to everyone.

We are established as the main deliverers of services for the conservation of the natural heritage. This includes 38 natural reserves, wildlife sites and a variety of woodlands, heathland, traditional marshes, ancient meadows and unique river valleys. As well as looking after ancient commons, the project also advises on several recently created sites that are being managed for wildlife such as Charter Wood community woodland near Bowthorpe, Earlham Millennium Pond and Ketteringham Quarry.

We have been safeguarding these wonderful natural heritage sites thanks to the support of a skilled and dedicated team of volunteers and helpers. The range of sites we protect varies in size, from 1 to 60 acres, involving rural and urban communities.

The Project covers a roughly 4 mile radius around Norwich and it is hosted by Norwich City Council and currently funded by the City Council, South Norfolk and Broadland District Councils.

Our new programme of growth and development is now underway.


Read our Prospectus.

Come and get involved as a Natural Heritage Champion.

Norwich Fringe Project is financially supported by: