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The Friends of Sutton Ecology Centre is a community organisation of volunteers, set up in October 2008 to support the activities of Sutton Ecology Centre. The Friends are based at Sutton Ecology Centre and work in partnership with Sutton's Biodiversity Team.
The Objectives of the Friends organisation are as follows:
1. Promote the long term success of Sutton Ecology Centre as a designated Local Nature Reserve and centre of excellence for environmental education
2. Promote conservation, protection and improvement of Sutton Ecology Centre, including its historic buildings, land, flora and fauna
3. Foster an ethos of community ownership and support for the continued success of the Sutton Ecology Centre as a local resource
4. Act as independent ambassadors for Sutton Ecology Centre on matters associated with the Council and local community
The Friends organisation was established to support the activities of the Sutton Ecology Centre which is an environmental educational facility comprising of a 2.2 hectare Nature Reserve and various out-buildings. This is achieved through an independent non-political organisation of volunteers, reflecting the diversity of the local community.
The Friends organisation consists of appointed Committee Members and Members.