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!

January 2018 Task Day

A massive thank you to the amazing 24 volunteers who helped out today in absolutely awful weather! We got loads of work done and had a lovely lunch - a great few hours.

February 2018 Task Day

An excellent task day with 26 volunteers helping and welcome to Paul, who joined us for the first time today. We worked on the scrub clearance area and had 6 brushcutters in use, lots of people raking off the vegetation and used 2 existing burn sites. One of the reasons the scrub is cleared is to help chalk grassland plants ...

March 2018 Task Day

It was great to see a good number of people turn out for our postponed BWAG task today. The weather was mercifully dry and mild! We had a really productive day clearing the coppice area at Plot 50. We burned the brash and stacked a lot of logs ready to be split into fence stakes during next months task. We ...

Bluebells and Cream Tea Weekend

Thank you to everyone who attended our event this weekend and to all the volunteers who helped out. As part of the 50th anniversary celebrations of the designation of the Kent Downs AONB, this year we were also very pleased to welcome Simon, Mary and Jo who led some of our walks. They gave a fascinating insight into the history ...

June 2018 Task Day

Thank you to everyone who helped out today - 19 of us in total and 4 new volunteers! Got lots done including fencing repairs, cutting back vegetation along Pylon Valley, a litter pick and, as always, had a lovely lunch!

July 2018 Task Day

Thanks to everyone who came along to Sunday's Butterfly Monitoring Walk. It was a good day, considering the heat, many species would have been resting up and sheltering for the latter part of the walk. 20 species were identified and 501 individual butterflies were counted. A brief but close-up view of the Purple Hairstreak was a lovely way to start ...

September 2018 Task Day

Had about twenty volunteers for today's task day and we achieved loads! The mushroom glade was cut back and scallops were created to allow micro climates to develop which will benefit a variety of species. Four footpaths were cleared and ten black bags of rubbish were collected from a recently used campsite - the mess left behind was absolutely disgusting. ...

November 2018 Task Day

Great turn out for today's task day in glorious sunshine! Thank you to everyone who came along - sorry we didn't get photos of everyone!

Medway Fit at Bredhurst Woods – 24th November 2018

We had an amazing day yesterday welcoming over 150 runners from a Medway running club to Bredhurst Woods. BWAG and Medway Fit members marshalled the 10k route around the woods with some runners completing the course in well under an hour. It was a wonderful sight to see the woods full of people enjoying the area and also helping to ...

January 2019 Task Day

A marvellous start to the year with 25 adults and lots of children attending our first task day of 2019. We also welcomed 5 new volunteers to the group and met with a new landowner. We even found time for some birthday cake! Thank you everyone for all your hard work.

February 2019 Task Day

Great turn out for today's task day. Welcome to Lynn, Mick, Mike and Mollie who came along for the first time. Thank you to everyone for all your hard work!

March 2019 Task Day

Thank you to everyone who helped on today's task day. Got lots of work done and weather went from warm sunshine to a brief hail storm! Thanks also to our PCSOs who were patrolling the woods and surrounding areas today.

Woodland Walk – 4 May 2019

A great turn out for today's Woodland Walk led by Neil Coombs, Kent Wildlife Trust. Thank you to Neil and to all who attended - a very interesting and informative morning.

May 2019 Task Day

Thank you to everyone who helped today. We repaired fencing, cleared out an old pond, cleared a footpath, removed an obstruction from another path then went on a plant hunt. What a busy (but very enjoyable) day!

June 2019 Task Day

Despite the rain last Sunday, we still had a good number of volunteers attend our task day who carried out a survey of chalk grassland plants Several plots of 2m square were randomly selected to identify what plants were there. To the untrained eye the area just looked like scrub but on closer examination each plot held a huge quantity ...

July 2019 Task Day, Butterfly Walk and Survey

We would like to say a big thank you to all the volunteers who came out today and helped us on our butterfly survey. We counted 21 species today, with the highlight of finding a Small Blue (Cupido minimus), a new species for the site. The full list of species are: Meadow Brown Gatekeeper Marbled White Small Heath Ringlet Speckled ...

October 2019 Task Day

Volunteer numbers down a bit this month due to half term but the 14 or so who attended achieved loads! Autumn sunshine, plenty of exercise and a good lunch - a very enjoyable day.

November 2019 Task Day

Had an excellent turn out yesterday with over 20 volunteers, including 4 new helpers. Finished clearing the scrub at Primrose Bank so the area is now ready for spring flowers to flourish. There is no task day in December but we'll all be back in January when coppicing will begin. Thank you to all volunteers throughout the year who have ...

January 2020 Task Day

Yesterday, in glorious winter weather, we made a start on coppicing plot 77. Thank you to all volunteers, including several new helpers.