The newly-formed Shire Way Conservation Group has got off to a flying start with a well attended first meeting. “It was exciting to hear the wide range of ideas that people were coming up with” said acting Chair Clare Woodman. “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’ at the Top Shop on Shire Way (see photo). We are maintaining ‘verge’ bird feeders and have started to record wildlife we see along Shire Way and in the area nearby”
“What’s more we’ve planned our first public event. On Saturday 10th June we will be running ‘Walk and Watch – Wildlife on our Doorsteps’, starting at 7 pm at the Top Shop on Shire Way at the entrance to Badgeworth, BS37 8YJ. This will be a great opportunity to see our amazing wildlife in action and as the evening progresses hopefully there will be bat, owl and fox sightings too. It will be good fun for all the family”
Dodington Parish Councillor Paul Hulbert, who has been advising the group, said “It’s good to see this new Conservation Group starting off so well. I’m hoping that they will be able to attract more members from roads around Shire Way and Rodford Way, and then start applying for funding so that they can take on more ambitious projects”
“Shire Way Conservation Group already has a lively Facebook group – it’s well worth checking out to find out more about the range of nature on our doorsteps”
The next group meeting will be on Tuesday 20th June at Shire Way Community Centre, starting at 7 pm.