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Brilley And Borders Environment

Brilley And Borders Environment (BABE) aims to build an informal network of people with a shared interest in the environment. Through the network it wants to support existing local eco organisations and actions and hopes to engage local residents in some new BABE specific activities.

This initiative was started with a "Green Day" event at Brilley Village Hall on 19th March 2017. This was followed up with the creation of the environment section of the new Brilley website which went live on 1st of June. 

The environment section now holds a (long) page with information and contact details for all local(Both sides of the Border) environment groups and initiatives. The Brilley calendar is populated with upcoming local environment events and activities for groups that do not have their own website. Information about the summer programme of Herefordshire Wildlife Trust local groups of Kington and the Black Mountains can be found there. Take a look !

We are also very pleased to have enabled, very recently, the formation of Friends of Brilley Green Dingle, a group of volunteers who, in partnership with Herefordshire Wildlife Trust, will help to manage and monitor the reserve. Click here to find details about the Brilley Green Dingle and more information on Friends' activities and wildlife. 

More BABE activities are planned. To stay in touch, please subscribe to the email alerts on the Brilley website so you can receive news items from Brillley.

If you are interested in helping the BABE initiative forward or for more information contact Els on 01497 831743 or email brilleyandbordersenvironment@gmail.com

19-11-2017 at 10:53 AM

FINAL REMINDER - PHOTO COMPETITION DEADLINE TUESDAY 21ST NOVEMBER

A final reminder that the deadline for the photo competition is next TUESDAY MIDNIGHT 21ST OF NOVEMBER.

So check through what you have already or if not , it's a beautiful day out there today you may just catch that original picture !

Thanks to all who have sent in pictures so far - It will be a difficult job for the judges !

02-11-2017 at 7:01 PM

TOMORROW !!! - BRILLEY DINGLE - GUIDED EVENING WALK - 4 PM CHAPEL END

ALL WELCOME !!! 

Lewis Goldwater of Herefordshire Wildlife Trust will be taking us through Brilley Green Dingle to experience the wildlife that comes out during the evening hours. Meet at the chapel end of the Dingle by 4 PM sharp - we really do not want to stumble in the dark :-) - Walk should not be more than 1 hour max - children welcome but please leave four legged friends at home ! Bring a torch ! 

See you there !

30-10-2017 at 8:25 AM

REMINDER - PHOTO COMPETITION "MAGIC OF TREES" - DEADLINE 21ST NOVEMBER

A quick reminder that the deadline for entries to this free photo competition is TUESDAY 21ST NOVEMBER 2017.

So if you have not managed to get out there, there is still plenty of time !

The trees, especially the oaks, are still displaying a beautiful array of colours and mist and frost can create amazing pictures !

The competition is  open to all ages and there is an exciting choice of prizes .

Take a look here if you have not seen what is on offer .

Looking forward to lots  of magic photos !

30-10-2017 at 8:33 AM

THIS TUESDAY - TALES FROM THE ARCTIC - 7.30 KINGTON PRIMARY SCHOOL

Organised by the Kington branch of Herefordshire Wildlife Trust 

Tales of the Arctic

   
   

Tuesday 31st October, 7.30 pm; Kington Primary School.

With Glenn Morris, F.R.G.S. (Sculptor and Environmentalist)

Glenn has travelled extensively in the Arctic over the last 20 years, living and hunting with the Inuit peoples of Greenland and Arctic Canada as well as retracing the historic journeys of some of the early explorers such as Nansen, Peary and Rasmussen. In later years he led the ‘Arctic Voice’ project, an environmental initiative that involved a 3,000 mile dog sledge and kayak journey through Canada’s Northwest Passage.

Time spent in the Arctic has given him a deep insight into the problems facing this region of the planet as well as some wonderful wildlife encounters.

Admission : members £2 - non-members £3 

31-07-2017 at 2:49 PM

BRILLEY AND BORDERS ENVIRONMENT PHOTO COMPETITION "THE MAGIC OF TREES"

We announced it early at the Brilley fete , now the competition is open !!!

We invite you all ,young, old and in between, to really get out there and explore the local woods and trees in the Brilley and Borders environment. Capture the magic and share it with us all !

This is a FREE ENTRY - OPEN TO ALL photo competition running from 1 Aug 2017 to 21st November 2017.

We have some great eco prizes ....more on that later 

Please click here to see full details of  the competition categories and terms and conditions.

ENJOY !!!

22-07-2017 at 11:46 AM

**NEWS**FRIENDS OF BRILLEY GREEN DINGLE

We had our first meeting on Friday 14th July and achieved a great deal in terms of making the Reserve more accessible to all. The top path has been cleared, fences and gates fixed and some of the boardwalks secured.  So, if you have never visited Brilley Green Dingle before now is a good time to do so !

Our next 'working' meeting will be Tuesday 1st of August, our first 'monitoring' meeting will be Friday 25th of August.

If you are interested in joining this volunteers group please contact brilleyandbordersenvironment@gmail.com  

11-07-2017 at 9:47 AM

NEW *** LOCAL ENVIRONMENT ORGANISATIONS INFORMATION ***

 

Finally, it is here ! Your definite up to date guide to local eco organisations and initiatives !

TAKE A LOOK !

The new page contains brief summaries and links to organisations' websites. These in turn will give you up to date information about the numerous events and activities that are organised for you all to enjoy throughout the year.

HOPE THIS IS USEFUL !

02-07-2017 at 7:56 PM

Join Friends of Brilley Green Dingle !

FRIENDS OF BRILLEY GREEN DINGLE

ARE YOU INTERESTED ??

In case you missed this announcement last week at the Brilley fete.

Brilley And Borders Environment have organised in partnership with Herefordshire Wildlife Trust the set-up of a new group of volunteers to

  1. Help with the practical management and care for the Brilley Green Dingle AND
  2. Become involved with monitoring and getting to know the wildlife, aquatic life in Millhalf Brook, evolution of plants and trees in the Dingle

 

This is a unique opportunity for anyone who uses and loves the Dingle already to help it to flourish and for anyone who has not ventured there to get to know it from the inside out !

We hope to have volunteer sessions both practical and monitoring This Month. So if you are interested and not on the contact list yet please email brilleyandbordersenvironment@gmail.com or phone 01497 831743. There will be a 1 page form to fill in for each volunteer to be properly insured and a few pages with more information on what volunteering means. This information will be sent out to you on contact. 

 

NO PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE REQUIRED !

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