Volunteers win award for eighth year in a row

PUBLISHED: 10:00 28 February 2018

Neighbourhood awards winners, Andrew Town,  Clive Bradshaw, Terry Smith and  Pat Gillbert, held at  meeting room ,  Nailsea Fire  Station

Neighbourhood awards winners, Andrew Town, Clive Bradshaw, Terry Smith and Pat Gillbert, held at meeting room , Nailsea Fire Station


A group of volunteers at a Nailsea nature reserve have been presented with an award for the eighth year running.

The Friends of Stockway North Nature Reserve were given the It’s Your Neighbourhood award from the Royal Horticultural Society and South West in Bloom for its contribution to society.

More than 570 people visited the wildlife haven last year, including 255 young people.

Volunteers hosted activity days for Golden Valley, St Francis and Wraxall primary schools which included pond dipping, mini beast forays, plant identification and treasure hunts.

Rainbow groups, nursery schools, a holiday club and a church toddler group also enjoyed a visit.

The group has worked to improve the biodiversity at the site by sowing native wildflower seeds and building two bug hotels to provide shelter and 
places to nest for invertebrates.

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