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Introduction
 

Wild About Perton was set up in 2006, by a group of Perton residents interested in the local environment, landscape and wildlife and is constituted as a community organisation without charitable status.  Since 2006 it has organised and contributed to various events and activities including a monthly wildlife walk, an annual Spring Festival, a wildlife garden, interpretation boards, construction and installation of bird, bat & bee boxes and a wildlife pond suitable for safe pond dipping, all on a voluntary collaborative basis.  The group has also taken an active interest in the future of the privately owned local woodland known as Smith’s Rough.  Policies, plans and activities are agreed collectively by a Management Committee. 

 

Spring Festival, Saturday 12 April

 

Wild About Perton’s Spring Festival is a successful wildlife and environmental event which our group has organised in conjunction with Perton Library and South Staffs Council for the past 7 years, with attendance figures topping over 1400 people in the last 2 years.

 

The Festival brings together a broad range of organisations for a free festival to inform and engage local people and particularly young people in their local environment, about wildlife and wild places.  Displays and activities take place within Perton Library and a recent and growing development has been the use of the nearby open space.  In 2014 collaborative events are planned with local schools.

 

Events
 
Wild About Perton GroupAll events begin at "Perton Library" unless otherwise stated. 

 

Health and Safety is taken seriously with each walk risk assessed but it is the responsibility of all participants to take reasonable care of themselves and others.  Some walks may involve muddy paths, fields, ditches, stiles etc and so may not be suitable for all however we take all reasonable steps to include people who are less mobile.  Outdoor clothing, including strong footwear suitable for the time of year and activity is strongly recommended.  Please do not bring dogs on our walks as they can interfere with wildlife and the enjoyment of others. If you are unsure of any aspect of an event, then please contact the group via the links below.

 

The programme of events for this year are listed below.  Please note that these are subject to confirmation and we'd advise you to contact the group on (01902) 754245 for updates and further details. 
 
The planned programme of activities / events for 2014 are as follows: -
 
Event Date Time
Wildlife Walk Saturday 4th January 2014 2pm from Perton Library
Wildlife Walk Saturday 1st February 2pm from Perton Library
Wildlife Walk Saturday 1st March 2pm from Perton Library
Wildlife Walk Saturday 5th April 2pm from Perton Library
Spring Festival Saturday 12th April Perton Library
Wildlife Walk Saturday 3rd May 2pm from Perton Library
Dawn Chorus Walk Saturday 5th May 4:15am from Perton Library
Wildlife Walk Saturday 7th June 2pm from Perton Library
Wildlife Walk Saturday 5th July 2pm from Perton Library
Wildlife Walk Saturday 2nd August 2pm from Perton Library
Wildlife Walk Saturday 6th September 2pm from Perton Library
Wildlife Walk Saturday 4th October 2pm from Perton Library
Wildlife Walk Saturday 1st November 2pm from Perton Library
Wildlife Walk Saturday 6th December 2pm from Perton Library
 
Please note that all our activities are subject to confirmation and we advise contacting the group on (01902) 754245 or keith.elder@hotmail.co.uk for updates and further details.
 

Forms/Documents:


Contact Grounds Maintenance and Bereavement Services for more information
 


 

External Link: Perton Parish Council

External Link: Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
External Link: Staffordshire Wildlife Trust
 
 

Contact:

 
Andrew Cousins

Grounds Maintenance and Bereavement Services Officer

Telephone: (01902) 696407

Fax: (01902) 846553

Email: grounds@sstaffs.gov.uk

 
Keith Elder
Friends Group Chairman
Telephone: (01902) 754245
 
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