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November 2021
Worcester Environmental Group Newsletter

We really need all the help we can get to tackle the climate and biodiversity emergencies. Here are some opportunities for you to volunteer in November, <<First Name>>.

  • 6th November from 10am to 4pm at the Building Block - a community workshop. Making wildlife products. Come and go at times that suit you.

  • 11th November from 9am to 5pm at the Building Block - a community workshop. Making wildlife products. Come and go at times that suit you.

  • 16th November from 10am to 1pm at Aconbury Orchard. Preparing the ground for planting an edible hedge, plus taking care of the orchard trees.

  • 26th November from 9am to 5pm at the Building Block - a community workshop. Making wildlife products. Come and go at times that suit you.

  • 28th November from 10am to 1pm at Aconbury Orchard. Preparing the ground for planting an edible hedge, plus taking care of the orchard trees.

  • 29th November from 9.30am to 4pm with a corporate group, Malvern Panalytical at Aconbury Orchard and the Building Block. We need you to help make this a really productive and special day.

We have had the most amazing October with a great deal going on to help make nature and our community thrive here in Worcester.

We handed over around 40 bird boxes to Nick McGowan of Worcester City Council just last week. Our bird expert, on our steering group of amazing ecologists, Nick Skilbeck, is going to be training the Worcester City Council tree team on where to put up the bird boxes on our Wild about Worcester route (more on this in a minute).

We know have a full complement of trustees. They have a really important role in guiding our charity and making sure that we keep to our mission of:

  • Enhancing the biodiversity of Worcester

  • Educating our residents about the nature here in our city

  • Connecting our residents with our environment

We also have some fantastic volunteers stepping forward to help in many different ways. We also need more volunteers. Can you help, <<First Name>>? There are many opportunities. We really need all the help we can get. Email info@theweg.org.uk for further information.

Really good news. We have started to have lots of corporate social responsibility groups join us to enhance our environment. We have had fantastic groups from Pets at Home, Platform Housing Group and Sanctuary Housing.

We have lots more corporate groups coming in the future. We always need volunteers to help us on the days they work with us. Please contact us on info@theweg.org.uk if you can help.

Finally, our Wild about Worcester Route

We are proposing to create a 12 mile wildlife route around Worcester. This will be a great place for nature and us to thrive together.

The Wild about Worcester route will be improved for all our native species to be able to move more freely. This is vital for their survival. We will have bird, bat and bird boxes, trees, edible hedges, wildflower patches and fruit trees for pollinators and many other enhancements.

We will also have signage, interpretation boards, natural play area, benches and hopefully an information centre and many more features depending on finances and permission.
We have spoken to a wide range of interested parties and had an overwhelmingly positive response. We are going to be working closely with Onside Advocacy, a local mental health charity. This route will really improve the physical and mental wellbeing of all those who get out in this fantastic green gym. And it’s free!

Email Paul at info@theweg.org.uk or call 07742 111239 for further information.