Acton Court

Latteridge Road, Iron Acton BS37 9TL
Tel: 01454 228224

Avon Wildlife Trust

The Avon Wildlife Trust is the largest membership-based wildlife organisation in the area, dedicated to promoting and protecting wildlife.


Filnore Woods

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.


Friends of Filnore Woods

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

Friends of Park Farm Medieval Fishponds

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

Hawk and Owl Trust South Gloucestershire Group

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.


Ian McGuire - Wild Owl Educational Services

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

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

WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre

Slimbridge GL2 7BT

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Pets and animals

Related events

Wednesday 23rd April 2014
10am: Friends of Filnore Woods Work Morning
Thornbury Leisure Centre

To be arranged...

10am-12.30pm. We meet as usual at the field gate on the far side of the Leisure Centre car park.

Any questions, email or phone Jerry on 01454 416945.


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10am: Sale of Beansticks and Plant Stakes
Thornbury Leisure Centre

Sunday 13th and Wednesday 23rd April, 10am–12noon
Community Compost Site, Leisure Centre car park

Locally and sustainably produced.


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Sunday 27th April 2014
5am: Dawn Chorus Walk
Thornbury Leisure Centre

5-7am. No charge. Bring your own coffee and snacks. Good weather guaranteed.

Greet the day with the birds as they sing and learn how to recognise their voices.

Meet on far side of Leisure Centre car park at 5am.


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Monday 28th April 2014
7.30pm: Friends of Filnore Woods AGM
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.

Alan Watts
Secretary Friends of Filnore Woods


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Thursday 15th May 2014
7.30pm: Community Lecture: Slimbridge
Marlwood School

7.30–9pm - free admission, The Learning Resource Centre, Marlwood School

The guest speaker will be Bill Francis from Slimbridge Wetlands Centre talking about: 'From Crested Screamers to Spoon-billed Sandpipers'.

The Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust was founded at Slimbridge in 1946. The talk will tell of Slimbridge and the Trust’s other 8 Centres today, Why Wetlands are important to people as well as wildlife and the Trust’s Bird Species Conservation Projects around the World.


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