Wolvey Environmental Group was formed in as a result of
a survey delivered with the 2007 Parish Plan questionnaire asking for
volunteers to help with Environmental related issues in and around the Village.
Environmental looks after environment for Wolvey.
The inaugural meeting was held in February
2008 in Wolvey Millennium Building and the group continues to meet monthly. The group currently has
over 20 members and its duties and interests include all things
environmental from clearing the gutters in the square and litter picking to managing Wolvey's Wetland Reserve.
Recent projects include strengthening the boardwalk and
constructing bridge across the brook and a new path in the woodland walk
at Wolvey's Old Cricket Field Wetland Reserve. Projects planned for the future include the possibility of a Community
Orchard and building a Portable Pond Dipping Platform at the
The Wolvey Environment Group now meets once each month in Wolvey
On This Page
Wolvey Environmental Group
Village for the Environment
Community Projects &
Cricket Field Wetland Reserve
Environmental Group - Bee Group
Annual Litter Pick
Wolvey Environmental Group at
WEC Meeting Schedule 2016/2017
Agendas, WEC Meetings
Minutes of WEC Meetings
Wolvey Environmental Group - Wildlife Based Information and Downloads
Images by kind permission of Pete Hopkins
and Sid Hindmarsh.
For news on recent and forthcoming projects for both the Environmental Group
and at Wolvey Wetland:
Meetings are normally held on the second Wednesday
of each month in
either the Old School Room
or the Vestry in
Next Scheduled meeting is Wednesday 14th
June 2017, 7.00pm in Wolvey
New Members Welcome.
WEG Committee Meetings
Meetings are normally held bi-monthly in
Wednesday 14 June at 8.00pm in Wolvey Baptist Chapel.
Managing the Village for the Environment
Wolvey Environmental Group members are fully
committed to managing the Village Environment. Volunteer working parties
are involved with a range of Community Projects from Managing the
Square and Wolvey Old Cricket Field Wetland Reserve, preparing the Public Areas for the Best Village
Competitions to decorating Wolvey's Annual Christmas Tree in the Square.
In the past few years snowdrops have been planted on Temple Hill and bulbs
on the green at the Baptist Chapel,
Village Square has had a facelift with weeding, clearing and extra
planting, and a new village notice board has been erected, making it a brighter,
award winning space.
In addition, the new bus
shelter has been enhanced with a newly created flowerbed whilst the planters
and hanging baskets in the Wolvey Square welcome visitors and residents with
With prize money won the group has also purchased a large
three tier planter which enhances Wolvey square, complement the hanging baskets and
provides a focal point.
The group have
also completed a tree protection survey.
Wolvey Environmental Group - Wildlife Based Information and Downloads:
Group Community Projects - Working Parties:
Environmental Group volunteer working parties are involved with a range of
Community Projects including Managing Wolvey Square and Wolvey Old Cricket
Field Wetland Reserve to
installing new benches and litter bins around the village.
For images and information on the group's working
See also Wetland Projects and Working Parties:
Over the last few years Wolvey has been very successful when entering
Warwickshire's Best Village and Rugby in Bloom Competitions. Every year
Wolvey Environmental Group are active in preparing Wolvey's entries for
For more details on
Wolvey's successes in the Best Village Competitions:
Wolvey Old Cricket Field Wetland Reserve
Set in 3.5 acres, the Wolvey "Old Cricket Field" Wetland Reserve has
pools, reed beds, grassland, a stream, boardwalks and a bridge leading to a
woodland walk. There is a wide range of plants plus a diversity of mammals,
birds, insects and amphibians.
Wolvey Wetland Reserve is Managed and
Maintained by the Wolvey Environmental Group and has won acclaim not just
from the resident and visiting wildlife, but also by winning the
Environmental Projects section of the Warwickshire Best Village of the Year
Competition 2009 and Gold in the 2009 Rugby in Bloom
Environment section. In 2010 Wolvey Wetland Reserve won Rugby in Bloom
Gold & Overall Winner in the Environmental category
and in 2011 Wolvey Wetland Reserve were again awarded a GOLD
in the Environmental Category.
In the 2012
Rugby in Bloom competition, Wolvey Wetland Reserve
were awarded a GOLD and were Overall Winner
in the Environmental Category.
Wetland habitat such as this in increasingly rare and therefore environmental groups
such as Warwickshire Wildlife Trust are keen to assist in the management of
For more information and views of
Wolvey Old Cricket Field Wetland
WEG - Bee
Annual Litter Pick
Wolvey Environmental Group aims to promote, preserve and protect Wolvey's wildlife
and its habitats. In 2013 a new sub section the 'Bee Group' was formed
within the WEG,
which with the rest of our membership hopes to encourage more bees
colonies into Wolvey
by provided Bee friendly wild flower areas within the parish.
Click here for details
In early April each year Wolvey organises an Annual Litter Pick in and
around the village. A small group of determined volunteers gather at the
Blue Pig where they receive refreshments. This
year members of the Environmental Group were joined by a number of
cubs from the newly formed Wolvey Scouts Group and set off in two groups.
The Adults paired up to collect litter from all the main roads leading to
||The annual litter picking makes a
big difference to the appearance of the roads in and around the
village and helps with our entries in the Best Village
Please help by Keeping Wolvey Tidy.
Through the Environment Group meetings, a number of walks have been
organised around Wolvey. Several walks of varying length have been completed
so far and further walks have been proposed, these will be extending
further beyond the Parish boundary and call in at local pubs for lunch.
markings and paths are also surveyed these interesting and good
||A mornings walk to Burton
and back in time for lunch.
The Walks normally take place on Sundays during the summer months and
set off from the Church car park.
Participation in these walks can be arranged by attending the next
Environment Group meeting. Details are also posted on the notice board and
the Wolvey web site; do join us.
WEG at the shows
The Environmental Group has created a small
exhibition to inform visitors of the group's activities and interests. It
has an impressive display with a myriad of photographs including insects,
birds and plants life spotted in and around the village, before
and after pictures of the Wetland, plus action shots of work being carried
out by the group. The display is very well received with much
interest shown. It is a good opportunity for group members to impart newly
gained knowledge to interested visitors and to inform them of our many plans
for the future.
Environmental Group exhibits locally at various Village events and has
displayed on the road at Warwickshire Biodiversity Conferences, a Future Proofing Conference, an Environmental seminar at Atherstone
and at the annual Burbage Common Open Day.
information plus images of the Environmental group's displays -
Click on a year below:
Wolvey Environmental Group's Wildlife Based Information and Downloads: