Yate conservation group hits the road running

May 30 2017

THE recently formed Shire Way Conservation Group has planned its first public event after getting off to a flying start.

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THE recently formed Shire Way Conservation Group has planned its first public event after getting off to a flying start.

Its first meeting was well attended, with people putting forward a wide range of ideas.

Clare Woodman the group’s acting chairwoman, said: "We have lots of potential projects, all aimed at supporting and promoting wildlife in our area.

"We've already made a good start with practical work carried out on our eco garden. We are maintaining verge bird feeders and have started to record wildlife we see along Shire Way and in the area nearby.”

She said the group had now organised an event for the evening of Saturday, June 10, called Walk and Watch - Wildlife on our Doorsteps.

It will start at 7pm at the Top Shop convenience store at the entrance to Badgeworth, on Shire Way, and will give people the chance to see wildlife in the area. It could involve sightings of bats, owls and foxes.

Dodington parish councillor Paul Hulbert, who has been advising the group, said: "It's good to see this new group starting off so well.

“I'm hoping they will be able to attract more members from roads around Shire Way and Rodford Way and then start applying for funding so they can take on more ambitious projects.”

The group has a Facebook page and its next meeting will be held from 7pm on Tuesday, June 20, at Shire Way Community Centre.

Anyone interested in the group can also get more information by emailing clare_woodman@yahoo.co.uk or phoning 07907 733056.