Whissendine Environmental Group

Whissendine Environment Group – Report March 2016

Whissendine Environment Group (WEG) was set up from the Parish Plan to take action, through practical projects and community engagement, to make Whissendine a greener, more sustainable and more attractive community to live in, working closely with the Parish Council and other village groups. 1. Chapel Walk (footpath nature area) Following last year's volunteer working [...]

By | 2016-04-10T20:24:55+00:00 April 10th, 2016|Whissendine Environmental Group|

Willow planting and bridge on the Whissendine Banks

The Whissendine Environment Group have considered the idea of planting willow trees on the banks to reduce the wet land and flooding on the banks area. Whilst willow trees would take up a lot of water, we would not be in favour of the suggested planting for the following reasons:- The area that gets wet, [...]

By | 2016-02-14T11:31:00+00:00 February 14th, 2016|Whissendine Environmental Group|

WEG Free Training

Unfortunately one of our 6 volunteers has just had to pull out of the free training below. If you would like to have the place, or if you know of anyone that would be willing to commit to the volunteer rota and is able to do the training on Sunday, can you contact WEG as [...]

By | 2016-04-10T20:28:15+00:00 December 8th, 2015|Whissendine Environmental Group|

WEG Working Party and Free Training

Our next working party to tidy up the area will be at 10am on Saturday 14th November 2015 meeting at the footpath "Chapel Walk" between Ashwell Road and Foxhill.  You will need to be in suitable clothing that you don't mind getting messy (water proof if wet!), suitable footwear. If you can bring spade or [...]

By | 2017-12-30T19:31:03+00:00 October 31st, 2015|Whissendine Environmental Group|

Whissendine Environment Group

The next working party of the Whissendine Environment Group will take place from 10am on Saturday 26th September 2015 meeting at the footpath "Chapel Walk" between Ashwell Road and Foxhill. We will be tidying up the area, taking care of the wild flowers we have planted. You will need to be in suitable clothing that you don't [...]

By | 2017-12-30T19:31:07+00:00 September 15th, 2015|Whissendine Environmental Group|

Cory Trustees Visit Footpath Nature Area

Whissendine Environment Group (WEG) has dramatically improved a footpath in Whissendine, restoring a hedgerow and creating a nature area in the process, thanks to the sponsorship from The Cory Environmental Trust in Rutland and the Whissendine Parish Council. Cory Trustees visited the area and met with some of the WEG committee to see how the [...]

By | 2017-12-30T19:31:07+00:00 September 1st, 2015|Whissendine Environmental Group|

Whissendine Environment Group Working Party

Our next working party to tidy up the area will be 10am Saturday 27th June 2015 meeting at the footpath "Chapel Walk" between Ashwell Road and Foxhill.  We will be planting wildflowers and bulbs. You will need to be in suitable clothing that you don't mind getting messy (water proof if wet!), suitable footwear. If [...]

By | 2017-12-30T19:31:09+00:00 June 22nd, 2015|Whissendine Environmental Group|

Call for volunteers for WEG planting on Sat 25 April

The Whissendine Environment Group's next working party (planting) will be held at 10am on Saturday 25 April 2015. Please contact WEG (email whisseg@gmail.com) for further information or to volunteer. Also, a date for the diary: WEG AGM 7.30pm Thursday 11th June 2015. Venue to be arranged contact WEG for further info.

By | 2016-04-10T20:33:10+00:00 April 3rd, 2015|General news, Whissendine Environmental Group|

Help plant new hedging and put up bird boxes

Whissendine Environmental Group's next working party will be at 10am on Saturday 21st March meeting at the footpath between Ashwell Road and Foxhill. We will be planting new hedging to fill the gaps and putting up bird boxes. You will need to be in suitable clothing that you don't mind getting messy (water proof if [...]

By | 2017-12-30T19:31:17+00:00 February 27th, 2015|Whissendine Environmental Group|

Whissendine Environmental Group Clears Footpath between Foxhill and Ashwell Rd Nature Area

Thanks to sponsorship from The Cory Environmental Trust in Rutland and the Parish Council, Whissendine Environmental Group (WEG) has had a working party of volunteers clear the excess ivy, some of the scrub and generally tidying up along the footpath. On the 26th and 27th November 2014, from 9am to 4pm,Tree Surgeons will reduce all [...]

By | 2015-01-07T13:53:14+00:00 November 20th, 2014|Whissendine Environmental Group|