Clerk: Nancy Denny
Parish Office, 19 Goadby Road
Waltham on the Wolds, Melton
Mowbray, Leics LE14 4AG

Tags: Biodiversity Group

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WOTWATA Biodiversity Group - Evening talk on rewilding your garden

WOTWATA Biodiversity Group - Evening talk on rewilding your garden

The Waltham on the Wolds and Thorpe Arnold Biodiversity Group invited John Bristow of the Leicestershire & Rutland Wildlife Trust (LRWT) for a talk on rewilding your home garden. The evening talk 'Wild about gardens - inviting wildlife back' will be held at the Waltham on the Wolds Village Hall at Goadby Road on Wednesday 4th May 2022, starting at 7 pm. Admission is free. A voluntary contribution... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 26 Apr 2022 10:48 by Parish Clerk

Tags: Biodiversity Group

Support the Waltham's Big Bee Challenge

Support the Waltham's Big Bee Challenge

From April 4th to June 30th you can vote for our Biodiversity Bee project in the Tesco Stores in Melton Mowbray.

If you make a purchase of any value in the Superstore (along A607) or Tesco Express (Nottingham Road), you will receive one token per transaction. Please put your token in the Waltham's Big Bee Challenge slot. You'll find the voting bay for the tokens near the exit of the stores.

Thank you... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 06 Apr 2022 08:02 by Parish Clerk

Tags: Beekeeping, Biodiversity Group

1st Waltham Beavers help planting fruit trees

1st Waltham Beavers help planting fruit trees

The 1st Waltham Beavers and their parents did a great job on Sunday morning 6th March 2022 helping the WOTWATA Biodiversity Group plant 16 fruit (apple, pear, plum and nut) trees at the back of the Playfield.

Also a big thank you to Melton Space and Melton Transition for funding, provided by the Places Called Home scheme, a joined programme from The National Lottery Community Fund and IKEA Foundation... Read More »

Posted: Sun, 06 Mar 2022 15:03 by Parish Clerk

Tags: Biodiversity Group, Tree planting

WOTWATA Biodiversity Group - Fruit Tree planting - Press release

WOTWATA Biodiversity Group - Fruit Tree planting - Press release

On Sunday 6 March 2022, the Waltham on the Wolds and Thorpe Arnold Biodiversity group will be creating a new orchard in the grounds of the village playing field and adding five fruit trees to the existing village orchard. With the help of the 1st Waltham Beavers, a mixture of plums, pears, apples and nut trees will be planted for the village residents to enjoy in years to come.

See the press release... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 01 Mar 2022 08:22 by Parish Clerk

Tags: Biodiversity Group, Tree planting

Biodiversity Group Meeting

Biodiversity Group Meeting

The WOTWATA PC Biodiversity Group will meet on Thursday 10 February 2022 at 7 pm in the Waltham on the Wolds Village Hall - Harry Hunt Room.

On the agenda are the wildflower and rewilding project, our biodiversity survey, beekeeping, making a plan for more trees in both our villages and evening talks.

Please join us!

Posted: Fri, 28 Jan 2022 07:45 by Parish Clerk

Tags: Biodiversity Group

WOTWATA Biodiversity Group - Walk and talk

Part of the stone excavations in Stonesby Quarry

The WOTWATA Biodiversity Group will meet for a 'walk and talk' on Saturday 4 December 2021 at the Stonesby Quarry. Please join us at the Bescaby Lane entrance at 10 am. We will talk about what we achieved in 2021 and our plans for 2022.

Photo: Kate Jewell (geograph.org.uk)

Posted: Fri, 19 Nov 2021 08:23 by Parish Clerk

Tags: Biodiversity Group

Wild flowering | Your verge and private garden

Wild flowering | Your verge and private garden

The plan to wildflower verges and grassy patches in Waltham on the Wolds and Thorpe Arnold continues to build momentum. Besides the two verges along with the A607 entrances in Waltham, different patches in the two villages have been identified for wild flowering: parts of the Waltham on the Wolds and Thorpe Arnold churchyard grounds, a grasspatch at the back of the Waltham Village Hall, the narrow... Read More »

Posted: Sun, 28 Mar 2021 07:35 by Parish Clerk

Tags: Biodiversity Group, News, Wild flowering

Join our Beekeeping project

Join our Beekeeping project

Members of the WOTWATA Biodiversity Group would like to start a beekeeping project. For now, we are gathering information and are looking for one or more spots to install one or more beehives. All options are still open. Are you already a beekeeper? Are you interested in joining? Can you share information? Or are you planning to keep bees yourself? Please let us know.

Contact Nigel: nigel200572@icloud.com... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 26 Mar 2021 07:32 by Parish Clerk

Tags: Beekeeping, Biodiversity Group, News

Biodiversity Survey | Your knowledge of nature

Biodiversity Survey | Your knowledge of nature

Are you a keen observer or do you have knowledge of nature in general or special knowledge on one or more of the various taxa (categories) of wildlife? Then join our Biodiversity Survey Team and help us with your observations. Our quest is to add recordings at the NatureSpot website to establish a good overview of the fauna and flora of Waltham on the Wolds and Thorpe Arnold.

These are the main categories:... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 24 Mar 2021 07:28 by Parish Clerk

Tags: Biodiversity Group, Biodiversity Survey, News

Wild flowering our villages

Wild flowering our villages

The WOTWATA Biodiversity Group is taking the first steps in wild flowering road verges and other public spaces in Waltham on the Wolds and Thorpe Arnold. Two projects are coming along. We are participating in the Leicestershire County Council (LCC) Urban Wildlife Verges scheme and the Parish Council received £ 300 from the SHIRE Environment Grant for a wild flowering project in both villages.... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 18 Feb 2021 17:41 by Parish Clerk

Tags: Biodiversity Group, LCC, NatureSpot, News, Wild flowering

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