We had a successful evening in Midsomer Norton  with the Town Council and local community discussing our new Our Wonderful Wellow project. The event in Midsomer Norton Town Hall was arranged to give the community a chance to learn about BART’s plans for conservation work  along the Wellow Brook walk, which will involve planting wildflowers, constructing flow deflecting structures in the river to improve brown trout habitat and running river dipping and water quality sessions with local schools.

Community discussion

Councillor Paul Myers opened the talk, which was also attended by Town Councillor Clive Stiwell and approximately 40 members of the community. The community gave their input and ideas for the river improvements they wanted to see, which included reducing litter and running Himalayan Balsam bashes to control the spread of the plant. Setting up a Friends of the Wellow group was also a popular point of discussion, which had a hugely positive response from the community.

Councillor Paul Myers opening the talk

 

Thanks to Bristol Avon Catchment Partnership and the Postcode Local Trust for funding the Our Wonderful Wellow project.