7th May – BWAG at Bredhurst School May Day

BWAG attended the Bredhurst May Day celebrations. We were also joined on our stand by Chris Drake from 'Old Chalk New Downs', a project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund which focuses on restoring chalk grassland and other downland habitats in North Kent, between Kemsing and Detling. For more information about OCND and to sign up to their newsletter, follow ...

12th & 19th May – BWAG Chairman Receives British Empire Medal

Vanessa Jones, Chairman of both Bredhurst Woodland Action Group and Bredhurst Parish Council was recognised in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List, by being awarded a British Empire Medal for ‘services to woodland management and the community in Kent’. She was presented with her medal by The Viscount De L’Isle MBE, Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Kent at Penshurst Place on ...

2nd June – BWAG Receives the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

We are very proud to announce that BWAG has been honoured with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the UK and is equivalent to a MBE. BWAG is one of 193 charities, social enterprises and voluntary groups across the UK to receive the prestigious award this year and is the second ...

8th, 9th & 10th July – BWAG at the Kent County Show

BWAG were pleased to attend this year’s Kent County Show. We had lots of visitors to the stand over the three days and signed up several new members. Thanks to all volunteers who made the weekend successful and enjoyable.

17th July – BWAG Receives the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

A very proud day for all BWAG Trustees, Members and Supporters as we received the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service from the Lord Lieutenant of Kent, the Viscount De L'Isle. The celebrations wouldn't have been complete without the Cantium Singers who gave an excellent performance. We were also grateful to many VIP guests who attended including the Viscountess De L'Isle, ...

3rd September – BWAG at Bredhurst Art, Craft & Produce Show

BWAG were very pleased to attend this lovely traditional village event. We had many visitors to our stand and several membership enquiries. Congratulations to all exhibitors and to the show committee for the hard work they put into organising this event. Take a look at some of the entries to get ideas for what you could enter next year! Anyone ...

4th September – BWAG at Bredhurst Cats Protection Open Day

The newly refurbished centre in Matts Hill Road was officially opened by ITV Meridian’s early morning presenter, Amanda Piper. The centre homes more than 700 cats a year and now has state-of-the-art units, ensuring that cats have a comfortable stay and plenty of room to exercise while they are at the centre. The day was very busy with over 1000 ...

8th September – BWAG Bat Walk

Thank you to everyone who came along to the BWAG Bat Walk.....and a special thank you to Mike Cracknell and John Rawle for leading the walk (John came from Cambridge for the walk!). Lots of bats and lots of bat facts from Mike and John!

18th September – Volunteer Task Day

A great start to our 'new look' monthly task days which are now led by Rob Pennington, Kent Wildlife Trust.  A huge thanks to Rob and to all the volunteers who helped today. We had 28 helpers who installed 33 wooden posts - we even found time to clear a footpath of brambles! We had a great lunch in great ...

16th October – Volunteer task day

A special task day today installing 'Owen's Perch'. For those of you who didn't know Owen, he was a kind and generous man who was a huge supporter of BWAG. He assisted greatly in our negotiations with National Grid and, over the years, led many bird walks and surveys for BWAG. He also helped with the 2010 Orchid Survey. We ...

1st December – Carol Concert

A huge thank you to all guests and volunteers who made this year's event such a success. In total we took £1400.33 (£868.33 ticket sales / £25.00 donations / £432.00 raffle & £75.00 silent auction). The Cantium Singers gave another lovely performance for us at St Peters which was followed by mulled wine and mince pies at Green Court. A ...