Chudleigh Town Council
Chudleigh Town Hall, Market Way, Chudleigh, Devon TQ13 0HL
Email: clerk@chudleigh-tc.gov.uk / Telephone: 01626 853 140
Opening Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00 - 15:00

Report for 2017-2018

We are a group of local residents who want to share and enthuse others with their passion for wildlife!

Our aims are to: -

Share knowledge on the wonderful wildlife in the Parish of Chudleigh.

Raise awareness through events & activities that involve and motivate the community.

Encourage positive action by local residents to attract & sustain more wildlife in the town and Parish of Chudleigh.

Work together and with others to conserve existing wildlife and enhance our local habitats, features and species populations.

Record what we have, holding and sharing our wildlife records with others.

Advise groups and individuals on biodiversity

Be environmentally and socially aware and responsible in what we do

We have

1.Completed an insect friendly bat garden on rock road with feature bench.

2.Held nature walks and talks in association with CADAS

3.Put Swift boxes on the back of the Town hall and the Globe Hotel, to extend nesting places.

4.Removed grass from verges to increase variety of plants, until asked to stop by the Town Council.

5.Planted two small oak saplings from the twin oaks and a donated Hornbeam at Bridgelands bridge

6.Continued planting native bulbs and insect friendly plants in verges and public areas..

7.Held another successful Bat evening at the Bat field, netting a Greater horseshoe bat

8.Hosted a bat recorder for Greater Horseshoe Bat project (GHBP)

9.Taken part in PhD project on the habits of Greater Horseshoe bats

10.GHB project held teaching sessions to support staff at the primary school.

11.Had a presence at Chudfest summer fete, featuring pond dipping and simple flower identification

12.Have had a strong input in the neighbourhood development plan.

We will

1.Continue working with the school

2.Encourage the Town Council to support Chudleigh as a biodiverse town.

3.Continue planting native, insect friendly species in public spaces.

4.Organise more nature walks and talks.

5.Co-operate with other organisations eg CADAS in beautifying the town.

6.Comment on planning issues that affect the natural environment.

7.Take over orchid counting at crammers cross

8.Develop a significant tree mapping project with the community

9.Start to look at Unconfirmed Sites of Wildlife Interest for further classification.

10.Support the start of a community allotment.

11.Increase our web presence through support of the web page on CTC website and develop facebook page.

Tessa Frost

April 2018