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.

Friday, December 15, 2023

Report from Wapley work morning 26 November


The new grit bin near the Shire Way gate

Six of us tackled a range of important tasks on the last work morning of 2023. We dug out the remaining middle third of the seasonal woodland stream to prevent it flooding and affecting the ground flora, and cut out some intrusive blackthorn in the orchard area on the Common.

In addition we swept the leaves and mud from the "slippery slope" between the bridge on the Common, and a school volunteer party cleared the slope on the Shire Way side a few days later. Dodington Parish Council then arranged for South Glos Council to provide a grit bin (pictured) near the Shire Way gate, for use by volunteers, parish council staff and members of the public when it gets icy.