In this bat group newsletter, we have: - A bumper set of reports from all the batty events held recently. - Details of the bat group events coming up soon. - The latest edition of the Bat Group bulletin includes news of the publication of the latest NBMP report, and news of the EU retained law bill. - Welcome to our new Lifetime members of the Bat Group
Category: SBG News
The Big Bat Help Out – 29Apr23
In this bat group newsletter, we have: - Help mark His Majesty The King’s Coronation and take part in The Big Bat Help Out. - We held our AGM recently, read the minutes and find out about the exciting new projects. - Loads of batty events coming up. - The latest bat group bulletin
Take part in our Big Bat Count – 3Apr23
In this bat group newsletter, we have: - How you can take part in our new project, the Big Bat Count - All pre-AGM reports are now ready for review, and a last reminder to come along! - Loads of batty events coming soon. - Welcome Daniel to the Bat Group Committee! Plus we are still looking for a new Secretary. - The latest bat group bulletin
Lots of Bat group events coming up – 28Feb23
In this February bat group newsletter, we have: - We're coming out of hibernation, lots of events coming up. - Rescheduled to 18th March, an online talk on Greater Horseshoes in Somerset. - The latest bat group bulletin, - Come along to our AGM – Sat 22nd April at Otherly Village hall and Zoom - We still need you on the bat group committee! The Secretary role is currently vacant
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
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
Please vote for Edward and Helen Wells in the Pete Guest Award
To celebrate and recognise the immense contribution that Helen and Ed Wells have made to bat conservation in Somerset over many years we have nominated them for the Pete Guest Award 2021.
SBG response to Hanson Westdown Quarry expansion consultation – December 2020
The Somerset Bat Group has been asked to comment on the extension to Westdown Quarry, between Shepton Mallet and Frome. The group has sent the response copied below
Important Covid-19 updates and requests for help – 30th July 2020
In this message we have lots of updates from the BCT, including important news on the effects of Covid-19, and a request for Imperial Collage for fresh bat droppings to help investigate the prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 in animal faeces.
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.