Action Group Members
 
Kate Archibald - Co-ordinator
Jonathan Alder
Ann Follows
Myles Archibald
Richard Atkins
Jan Clements
Linda Hammond
Alan Miller
Jo Small

 

Contact Kate: WenhastonSOSActiongroup@gmail.com

 

                                     

 

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What we have achieved so far
  • A number of private residents have installed swift nest boxes on their property
  • Swift nest boxes have been installed at the Village Hall and Wenhaston Primary School

                                      

  • We have carried out swift-count surveys twice in July since we began in 2018
  • We have a swift flag which is put up on St Peter’s Church flag pole when the swifts return and is taken down when the depart.

                                                

  • We have held two open gardens in the summers of 2018 and 2019 in order to raise awareness of the nest boxes and give out information leaflets about the decline in swift numbers
  • We have provided information to residents via the village’s publication Wenhaston Warbler
  • Every year we hold a “Swift Pint” walk, open for anyone to join and takes members around the village viewing nest sites and swift screaming parties ending up in The Star pub which has swifts nesting in its roof
  • We have custom made house tile “Swifts nest here!” which residents may purchase for their house
  • We have approached site manager of new buildings on Blackheath Road who’s agreed to install nest boxes