Latteridge Road, Iron Acton BS37 9TL
Tel: 01454 228224
The Avon Wildlife Trust is the largest membership-based wildlife organisation in the area, dedicated to promoting and protecting wildlife.
Filnore Woods Community Woodland provides a diverse range of habitats for wildlife, gives people a wild place to visit, and provides opportunities for education. The woods are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. To find them, cross the field at the back of the Leisure Centre, the one with the skateboard park in it. The entrance is just beyond the new allotments. Click the link below to find out more.
Keeping Filnore Woods attractive for people and for wildlife needs a lot of work. Brambles, thistles and nettles are trying to take over the site and the grass needs cutting at least once a year to retain and promote the wildflowers. We rely on volunteers to do this valuable work. If you would like to get involved you can join the email list by emailing below or phone Jerry Dicker.
Tel: 01454 416945
The group has been created to conserve, monitor, maintain, promote and protect Thornbury's Medieval Fishponds. The aim is to preserve the site so that it continues to support a wide range of flora and fauna, and to ensure that the archaeological aspects of the site are protected. For more information, please contact Dave Rowley:
Tel: 01454 412941
We have a very active nestbox team carrying out site and habitat surveys, nestbox manufacture, installation and monitoring. We have nearly 200 nestboxes in our area.
The South Glos group attends numerous school fetes, open days and conservation events through the year to help promote the work of the Trust and to encourage new membership.
I am a very established local freelance owl conservationist and I work to educate the public about wild British owls and their conservation. I am well known for the public owl prowls that I conduct for South Glos Council every Autumn and also give talks to many community groups including schools, teaching local people of all ages about owls and their conservation.
Yate-based, covering all South Gloucestershire
Tel: 07770 684200
Tel: 01454 294258
The RSPB website has lots of useful information, including an excellent A-Z guide to UK birds.
Thornbury Community garden is a place of comfort, solace and relaxation for any person to spend time in. It’s the perfect place for meet-ups, to have lunch in, to bring the kids to have a run around or to just go to take a look. The garden is usually open 7 days a week - with natural surroundings that are kept immaculate by volunteer workers.
Upper Bath Road, Thornbury
Slimbridge GL2 7BT
7.30–9pm - free admission, The Learning Resource Centre, Marlwood School
The guest speaker will be David Swinson, Westonbirt Arboretum Volunteer, who will talk about ‘The Wonders of Westonbirt’.
The Friends of Westonbirt Arboretum charity works in partnership with the Forestry Commission to ensure that Westonbirt is supported, cared for and enjoyed.
As the National Arboretum, Westonbirt is the UK's finest tree collection and one of the world's most important arboretums. It is also one of the most popular attractions in Gloucestershire and the Cotswolds.
The Swan, Thornbury
At this meeting in the upstairs function rooms we will tell you what has happened over the past year and talk about future plans. If there is any matter you think should be discussed, please let me know and it will be added to the agenda under Any Other Business. We will also elect the committee for the following year. The current officers are all prepared to continue in their current roles but if you wish to nominate someone else, or indeed yourself, please let me know prior to the meeting.
Secretary Friends of Filnore Woods