Updated guidance for bat groups, Bat workers forum – 22Aug21

In this message we have: - The latest updated guidance for bat groups from the BCT. - The risk level of Bat events in Somerset - Details of the Bat workers forum - The last chance to vote for Edward and Helen for the Pete Guest award.

Upcoming bat group events, Vote for Edward and Helen – 8Aug21

In this message we have: - Please vote for Edward and Helen Wells in the Pete Guest Award 2021 - The latest Bat Group Bulletin, which includes a opportunity to present Somersets bats to the world! - News of some bat group events restarting, including public walks at Wells Moat and Glastonbury Museum.

Asham old void quarry - as far as you can see to be filled into the ridge treetop level.

Updated SBG response to SCC Westdown Quarry expansion consultation – 30th June 2021

The group was not consulted by Somerset County Council on this application, details of which can be found on their website: https://planning.somerset.gov.uk/Planning/Display?applicationNumber=SCC%2F3795%2F2021  https://planning.somerset.gov.uk/Planning/Display?applicationNumber=SCC%2F3837%2F2021%2FIDO  https://planning.somerset.gov.uk/Planning/Display?applicationNumber=SCC%2F3838%2F2021%2FROMP  https://planning.somerset.gov.uk/Planning/Display?applicationNumber=SCC%2F3836%2F2021%2FIDO   We had been invited to reply to Hanson consultation in December 2020, and our reply is published here: https://somersetbat.group/2020/12/04/response-westdown-quarry-expansion/ This text was also copied into our 29/6/21 comments Our reply to SCC consultation … Continue reading Updated SBG response to SCC Westdown Quarry expansion consultation – 30th June 2021

We need your help – Greater Horseshoe radio tracking and Bat events

In this message we have: - A request for help from UWE with Greater Horseshoe radio tracking in Somerset. - Could you help out your Bat group by leading some Bat Walks? - Details of changes to the National Bat Helpline

SBG news 29May21

In this message we have news of: - A delay to the updated guidance to bat groups - A reminder that NE licensed bat workers need to return their annual report soon - Vacancies on the BCT Board of Trustees - An update below on 2021 membership renewals. - The latest BCT Bat group Bulletin, which includes details of the annual NBMP report

AGM 2021 minutes, Membership renewals and latest BCT bulletin

In this message we have: Details of our recent Zoom AGM, including the minutes An update below on 2021 membership renewals. The latest BCT Bat group Bulletin, which includes news that updated guidance for Bat Groups from the IUCN and BCT, may be with us as early as May.