Tags: Environment

Vehicle traced for illegal damage to Mendip Hills AONB

Vehicle traced for illegal damage to Mendip Hills AONB

Mendip Hills AONB have issued this press statement:

The driver of a vehicle illegally damaging a Scheduled Monument in the Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty has been traced by police.

On the 25th November 2021 an off-road vehicle that had entered a Scheduled Monument illegally was found to have been abandoned. The vehicle had driven across sensitive areas of the site damaging the surface... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 06 Jan 2022 06:52 by Lisa Pool

Tags: Environment, Mendip Hills AONB

Grants for Greener Villages

Grants for Greener Villages

GRANTS FOR GREENER VILLAGES

Village communities around Wells are being offered grants of up to £500 for small environmental projects with long term benefits. The scheme has been set up by St. Cuthbert (Out) Parish Council as one of a range of initiatives developed by the council's Environment Working Group.

Group leader Cllr. Gill Pettitt said the council is strongly committed to doing all it can... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 02 Sep 2021 12:10 by Lisa Pool

Tags: Environment, Wildlife

Mendip Hills Fund Open Again!!

Mendip Hills Fund Open Again!!

PRESS RELEASE FROM MENDIP HILLS AONB

Do you love the Mendip Hills and need money to get your project off the ground? The Mendip Hills Fund is now open for applications after not being able to make any awards in 2020.

The fund is supported by 'visitor-giving' schemes such as local campsites and outdoor activity centres and event organisers making a donation. As these businesses had a difficult year and... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 31 Aug 2021 12:58 by Lisa Pool

Tags: Environment, Wildlife

Anger over Green Lane Closure in Wookey Hole

View across fields from the village end of Green Lane

A Mendip farmer's decision to close a well used local walking trail has been met with complaints and vandalism to his closure signs.

Green Lane, which runs up to the hills from the riding stables at Wookey Hole, is not a public right of way but has been used by walkers for generations.

Martin Edwards, of Higher Pitts Farm, Priddy, said he locked the gate for safety reasons after the wooded lane was blighted... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 02 Feb 2021 06:15 by Lisa Pool

Tags: Environment, Footpaths

Tree-Planting underway at Easton Jubilee Playing Field

Tree-Planting underway at Easton Jubilee Playing Field

The trees from The Woodland Trust are being delivered today and the Easton Wildlife Group are planning a socially-distanced planting at the weekend.

A massive well done to the group and for Cllr Newington acting as overseer!

Posted: Thu, 05 Nov 2020 12:43 by Lisa Pool

Tags: Environment, Wildlife

Believe it or not, we need insects.

Somerset Wildlife Trust is calling for all Residents to help prevent the decline in insects. Insects are critical to our own existence.

Posted: Wed, 22 Jul 2020 16:12 by Michele Exton

Tags: Decline, Ecosystem, Environment, Insects, Sustainable, Wildlife