Membership, Bat Boxes, GHS talk, Mitigation Roosts – 4Feb23

In this packed bat group newsletter, we have: - It is time to check the renewal of your bat group membership for 2023/4 - Bat Box lead surveyors needed for West Somerset - You are invited to an online talk on Greater Horseshoes and modelling - We are trying to map all the bat mitigation roosts in Somerset - Come along to our AGM - Sat 22nd April at Otherly Village hall and Zoom - We need you on the bat group committee! - The South West regional bat conference is now open for bookings - The latest bat group bulletin, which includes essential updates on government policy, and a reminder about Covid-19 and bats

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

Bat Group response to revised proposals for Westdown Quarry – 1Aug22

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

Over 100 people attended Dave's Walk for SWT in Wells on 27th August 2019.

We need YOUR help to recognise an outstanding contribution to the Somerset Bat Group

In this message we celebrate the nomination of our own Dave Cottle for the Pete Guest Award (we all NEED to vote, see below). Also below, is news on a provisional date for the South West Bat Conference 2021, and a urgent appeal for help from the BCT Helpline.