30th April – Adder Monitoring

Thanks to Dr Lee Brady of KRAG (Kent Reptile & Amphibian Group) for leading the walk and sharing his expertise with members.

30th April / 1st May – Bluebell & Cream Tea Weekend

Thank you to all our guests and volunteers who made the weekend so successful. We took just under £1,000 with many people kindly giving a donation on top of their ticket money. We also had new members join BWAG.

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!

16th September – Friends of Berengrave Local Nature Reserve

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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 ...

15th Jan 2017- 1st BWAG Task Day of the Year

Thank you to everyone who came along today with special thanks to two new volunteers - Lol and Den. We got loads of work done which is helping the glade to really take shape. The small clearings we are making will soon be a haven for wildlife.

19th February 2017 – BWAG’s February Task Day

The sun was out for today's task day which was much better than last month's snow! We welcomed three new volunteers - Rosie, a new member who helped with lunch and Steve and Andy both long standing BWAG members and Bredhurst residents. We're grateful to Annie for carving two lovely crosses for Bredhurst School. Everyone's help was much appreciated - ...

4th March 2017 – BWAG Helps with the Great Bredhurst Tidy Up

Thank you to everyone who supported the Great Bredhurst Tidy Up today. We had 19 helpers who collected 44 bags of litter, cleaned several street signs and cut back the vegetation on the M2 bridge, The Street ready for the re-painting of the railings next week. We also cleared grass from the pavement which doubled its width! A tremendous effort ...

12th March 2017 – BWAG Trustees at Knepp Castle Tree Course

Three trustees attended a tree course at Knepp Castle, Sussex, yesterday to study and debate ways to look after veteran trees, dead wood, fungi and much more. An excellent day led by Ted Green. The day really made us all think about how we care for our trees in Bredhurst and what steps we can take to improve their health. ...

19th March 2017 – BWAG’s March Task Day

Thank you to the 20 volunteers who helped with yesterday's task day. We welcomed 3 new members; Bob and Frances who helped with wiring posts and Kisna who travelled from his home in Dartford to help! Delicious cakes were home made by Seann. We got lots of works done and had a very good lunch.

29th & 30th April 2017 – Bluebell and Cream Tea Weekend

Thank you to all our guests and volunteers for making our event so successful and enjoyable and one of the most profitable to date! We raised nearly £1500 which included many new members (£150), sales of BWAG carved mushrooms (£130) plus donations of over £200! All money raised goes towards the upkeep of Bredhurst Woods which is solely funded and ...

20th May 2017 – BWAG at Bredhurst School May Day

Had a great afternoon on Saturday attending Bredhurst School's 150th anniversary May Day celebrations. Lots of visitors to the BWAG and Parish Council stands. We were very glad to provide our support to the school.... and we received a lovely thank you card yesterday!

21st May 2017 – Task Day

Thank you to all volunteers who attended today's Task Day and it was great to have help from St Peter's Explorers. We created a 'dead hedge' which the wildlife will love!

18th June 2017 – BWAG Task Day

Thank you everyone who came along to Task Day today and especially to Ann & Barry Callen. A few years ago before they emigrated to Australia, they were both very active BWAG members and Ann was a trustee for many years. They actually planned their trip to the UK this year so that they could join us today! We repaired ...

8th July 2017 – Music & Picnic at Green Court

Thank you to everyone who came along to our event on Saturday and especially to The Cantium Singers who gave another excellent performance. We raised just under £900 which will all go towards the upkeep of Bredhurst Woods. Also, thank you to everyone who donated raffle prizes, including Parkwood Hairdressing and many BWAG members and to The Bell who allowed ...

17th September 2017 – BWAG Task Day

Great task day today clearing the path from Kemsley Street to Strawberry Banks. Thanks to everyone who helped and especially the younger helpers from St Peter's Explorers and new members Amanda, Jacob and Andy.

7th October 2017 – Kent Field Club Visit Bredhurst Woods

Thank you to Kent Field Club for visiting Bredhurst Woods to monitor fungi. Although many species have previously been recorded, the recent dry weather meant fewer species were found. They're all still there but they just need some rain!

10th December 2017 – BWAG Carol Concert

Thank you to all guests and helpers who made Thursday's BWAG Carol Concert a great success. The Cantium Singers gave a splendid performance and the evening raised over £1,000. A lovely start to Christmas!