Events coming soon - see the Calendar for full details
Monday 25 September - Workparty @ Yatton Railway Garden 10am - noon
Saturday 30 September 10am-noon - Workparty @ St Mary’s Church, Yatton
ONLINE PAYMENT OF SUBSCRIPTIONS & DONATIONS
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Trees planted to commemorate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee
Faith Moulin reports that most of the trees planted in 2012 have survived remarkably
well, however, a second tree has been damaged by North Somerset Council’s grass cutting contractors. The first, an apple tree in Arnolds Way, was replaced last year by the contractor. Following our complaint about damage to the red hawthorn in Chescombe Road (pictured here) -
we have been told the mower operator will receive a formal reprimand and the company will replace the tree. We are pleased with the manager’s disappointment and action but can only hope it will lead to more care being taken around these trees. 26/8/2017
CONGRESBURY FETE - 1 July 2017 - Our stall featured The Very Hungry Caterpillar
FANTASTIC NEWS FROM ST ANDREW’S SCHOOL IN CONGRESBURY
The students recently took part in the Walk4 Wildlife and we are honoured that they
chose YACWAG as the beneficiary of their fund-raising - an amazing £1,749.03!!!
Congratulations and a big THANK YOU to all who took part.
YATTON SCHOOLS CARNIVAL - 24 June 2017
We had a splendid afternoon at our Bat Cave at the carnival. Princess, the noctule bat, visited
us and was a great attraction - a great opportunity to talk to people about bats and our Batmap
Project, record sightings of bats in the area and make batty, crafty things with children.
YACWAG VISIT TO THE AVALON MARSHES - 14 JUNE 2017
Photo by Sue Lovesey
YACWAG’S ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING - 23 May 2017
The meeting reviewed the year to 28 February 2017; the Annual Accounts and Chairman’s Report
were presented and the Committee members were re-elected. The Chairman’s Award for 2017 was presented to Mark Stanford ‘for his enthusiasm and outstanding commitment in promoting YACWAG through the design of a new website for the Charity’.
Higgy’s talk about moths was very well received and the evening ended with a walk across an adjacent field to view Harry’s Plot, a small area of land bequeathed earlier this year to YACWAG.
Photo by Sue Lovesey
Holly Blue on pyracantha. Photo by Bob Lowman
We were delighted to be awarded £2,433.20 from the Coop Local Community Fund - MANY THANKS TO THE COOP AND OUR LOCAL COMMUNITY MEMBERS WHO SUPPORTED US. We have bought more bat detectors to enhance our bat work locally, especially with children and young people.
STRAWBERRY LINE BIRD WALK, 1 MAY 2017
(Pictures - Reed warbler, whitethroat and reed bunting courtesy of Melvin Wood)