Wapley Bushes Local Nature Reserve, near Yate and Chipping Sodbury, South Gloucestershire.

The Nature Reserve is run by the Wapley Bushes Conservation Group, a small group of volunteers.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Orchard pruning workshop, St Johns Mead School, Sat 4th February

Orchard pruning workshop Saturday 4th February 10am-11.30am Please come along and help prune the school orchard. Tools and refreshments provided.

Learn how to prune fruit trees from parent governor Sally Pattison who knows (nearly) all there is to know about fruit trees and tree pruning.

Sensible, supervised children welcome. (Bring secateurs/ loppers if you have them). Meet by the school car park.

More information is available at:

Wapley Bushes Conservation Group AGM 21 February

The AGM of Wapley Bushes Conservation Group will be held at 7pm on Tuesday 21 February in the Council Chamber at Dodington Parish hall, Finch Road, Chipping Sodbury BS37 6JZ. It will be followed by a committee meeting. Please come along and find out what we've been doing at the Nature Reserve - everyone welcome.

Monday, January 23, 2017

Primrose Bank workday at St John's Park, Sat 28 January

This workday is to clear brambles to help spring flowers. It has been organised by the Southwold Group of Avon Wildlife Trust on behalf of the Frome Forum. Please wear outdoor clothing, gloves and stout footwear.

Meet at 10am on the east side of Wickwar Road, Chipping Sodbury near the zebra crossing by the entrance to the Frome Valley Walkway.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Wapley path improvements under way

Work started this week to improve the long path from the kissing gate to the picnic field, and to deal with some nasty slippery mud patches in various other well-used places on the Nature Reserve.

Later on vegetation will be cut back to widen the Ride to its original size, and to deal with some other growth coming into the Upper Meadow. This will of course be done before the bird nesting season.

The works are being funded jointly by Dodington Parish Council and Wapley Bushes Conservation Group.

Apologies if you find that small parts of the Reserve are closed for a day or two, but it'll all be worth it.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Lilliput Park work mornings - Sat 21st Jan, Tue 7 Feb

A small band of enthusiasts - the Lilliput Conservation Group - is spending a couple of hours on the first Tuesday of each month, and also some Saturday mornings, tidying up the hedgerows and plantings in Lilliput Park.

Our next work mornings are Saturday 21 January and Tuesday 7 February. At the moment we are preparing areas in the Quiet Corner for planting in the Spring.

Please come along and help us improve this historic park. We shall be meeting at the Kingfisher Road gate at 10.00 am. Please wear suitable footwear and bring gloves if you have them.

You can check out the Lilliput Conservation Group on Facebook for more information.

Thursday, January 05, 2017

Friends of Ridge Wood - Informal meeting, 18 January

Wednesday - 18th January - Informal Meeting
Meeting starts 7:30 pm
In the Community Room at Tesco Extra - Yate
Parking in shoppers car park
All welcome

Friends of Ridge Wood Woodland Work Morning - Sunday 15 January

Work Morning
10:00am to 12 noon
Meet at Melrose Close entrance to woods. (see map here)
Gloves & tools provided