The group received the following reply from James Heappey MP to our email about the weakening of the protection under the Habitats Regulations.
In this message we have: - An urgent request from the BCT. Write to your MP now to save bats! - Updates for our new community project the Big Bat Count. - Lots of upcoming events, big bat counts and bat box checks. - Can you help us with ... requests for youth bat walks? - Final news from the Bats in Churches project - The latest Bat Group Bulletin includes news of another EBLV-1 case in Dorset
In this message we have: - Update on our Bechstein’s Radio Tracking - Our large public event, the Big Bat Count Taunton is go - Details of lots of upcoming bat group events - Can you help us with ... requests for bat talks? - Bat Workers Forum 2022 – Bookings Now Open - Pete Guest Award 2022 – Voting - The latest Bat Group Bulletin
The Bat Group were asked by Colin Arnold, Service Manager, Planning and Development SCC to comment on these revised planning applications regarding Hanson’s Westdown Quarry: https://planning.somerset.gov.uk/Planning/Display?applicationNumber=SCC/3795/2021 https://planning.somerset.gov.uk/Planning/Display?applicationNumber=SCC/3836/2021/IDO https://planning.somerset.gov.uk/Planning/Display?applicationNumber=SCC/3837/2021/IDO https://planning.somerset.gov.uk/Planning/Display?applicationNumber=SCC/3838/2021/ROMP These comments are published on our website: https://somersetbat.group/2022/08/01/westdown-update/ They should be read alongside our previous comments, which also form part of this 1/8/22 response: https://somersetbat.group/2020/12/04/response-westdown-quarry-expansion/ https://somersetbat.group/2021/06/29/scc-westdown-consultation/ … Continue reading Bat Group response to revised proposals for Westdown Quarry – 1Aug22
In this message we have: - The second part of our Bechstein’s Radio Tracking is coming up soon - The latest news on our Big Bat Count in Taunton on 26th August - We're now enabling community big bat counts! - Can you help with local bat surveys?- The latest Bat Group Bulletin
In this email we have: Renew your SBG membership now! Early news of our exciting new community engagement project launching in Taunton - The Big Bat Count A report on recent bat box checks in Taunton An update on recent SBG bat walks News and Somerset results from the Bats in Churches project Nominations are open … Continue reading Renew your Membership Now! Bat Box checks, Bat Walks – 31May22
In this email we have: A reminder that now is the time to renew your SBG membership! The latest updates on our exciting Bechstien's radio-tracking project. The draft minutes from our AGM which was held last weekend. News that the Bat Care Call Handling Consultation Report is now available. The BCT update on Bats in … Continue reading Time to renew your membership, Bechstein’s update, AGM MINUTES – 5May20
In this message we have: - A reminder of our Bechstein's radio-tracking project - Our AGM is at the end of the month, we hope to see you there! - Could you help us out? Could you join the bat group committee? - The latest bat group bulletin, which includes details of the National Bat Conference 2022.
In this message we have: - Could you help out your bat group with checking Bat Boxes? or by leading some Bat Walks? - Notice of our upcoming AGM. - The latest bat group bulletin, which includes details of the National Bat Conference 2022.
In this message we have: - An invite to a bat talk in Wells this weekend - The latest bat group bulletin - Advance notice of our upcoming AGM - News that the much-delayed radio tracking might be back on this summer