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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.

The 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 Reserve.

The Wolvey Environment Group now meets once each month in Wolvey Baptist Chapel.

On This Page
Contacts
Latest news
Wolvey Environmental Group Meetings
Managing the Village for the Environment
Community Projects & Working Parties
Competitions/Awards
Wolvey Old Cricket Field Wetland Reserve
Wolvey Environmental Group - Bee Group
Annual Litter Pick
Wolvey Walks
Wolvey Environmental Group at the Shows

Useful Links
WEC Meeting Schedule 2016/2017

Agendas, WEC Meetings
Minutes of WEC Meetings
Wolvey Environmental Group - Health & Safety Procedures
Wolvey Environmental Group - Wildlife Based Information and Downloads

For more information,
Contacts:

Ruth Buswell

Tel: 01455 221324
Email: ruthbuswell@btinternet.com
 
Images by kind permission of Pete Hopkins and Sid Hindmarsh.
 
Latest News
For news on recent and forthcoming projects for both the Environmental Group and at Wolvey Wetland: Click Here
 
WEG Meetings:
Meetings are normally held on the second Wednesday of each month in either the Old School Room or the Vestry in Wolvey Baptist Chapel.

Next Meeting
Next Scheduled meeting is Wednesday 9th August 2017, 6.45pm in the Vestry at Wolvey Baptist Chapel.
New Members Welcome.
Email: ruthbuswell@btinternet.com


WEG Committee Meetings
Meetings are normally held bi-monthly in Wolvey Baptist Chapel.
Next Meeting Wednesday 9th August at 8.00pm upstairs in the Old School Room at Wolvey Baptist Chapel
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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,
Wolvey 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 flowery aplomb.

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.

See also Wolvey Environmental Group - Wildlife Based Information and Downloads: Click Here For Details

The environmental Group Community Projects - Working Parties:
Wolvey 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 parties:
Click here

See also Wetland Projects and Working Parties:
Click here

Competitions/Awards
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 these competitions.

For more details on Wolvey's successes in the Best Village Competitions: Click Here
 
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 the reserve.

For more information and views of Wolvey Old Cricket Field Wetland Reserve: Click here

WEG - Bee Group
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

Annual Litter Pick
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 Wolvey.

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 Competitions.

Please help by Keeping Wolvey Tidy.

Wolvey Walks
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.

Wolvey Walks -  Public Footpaths Wolvey Walks - The lanes of Burton Hastings
Way markings and paths are also surveyed these interesting and good humoured strolls. A mornings walk to Burton Hastings
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.

Wolvey 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.

For more information plus images of the Environmental group's displays - Click on a year below:
2008>> 2009>> 2010>> 2011>> 2012>>   2013>>
           
See also Wolvey Environmental Group's Wildlife Based Information and Downloads: Click Here For Details
 




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