Wadsworth Environment Group was formed in 2004 as part of The Parish Plan. Our aim is to make Wadsworth a more attractive place to live in by carrying out environmental projects.

Officers for 2017 -2018:
Chairpersons : Marcella Walsh and Jenny Aveyard
Secretary : Mary Lawrence
Treasurer : Linda Dean
Spring Tidy up in Wainsgate Chapel grounds  - Saturday May 6th !0:30 am for approx 1 hour 
Balsam bashing and pond clearing - June/July - precise date to be arranged
WEG Picnic August 12th - 11:00am to Grain Water Bridge 
September 10th Heritage open afternoon at Wainsgate Chapel- WEG to provide tea and cakes 
Next meeting Wednesday August 30th 7:30pm at the  community centre

We are funded through local grants, occasional fund-raising events, and a small membership subscription of £2.50. The group is run by a Management Committee who meet regularly throughout the year to plan activities in Wadsworth and associate members. These include bulb planting, litter-picking, and wildlife conservation projects. Most of the activities take place for a few hours at weekends and are supplemented by small social events two or three times a year.

The group has been managing the graveyard at Wainsgate Chapel since 2007 as part of Yorkshire Wildlife’s Living Churchyard Project. The group commissioned a wildlife survey which found that the graveyard was already home to 70 species of plant, 21 types of bird and 9 varieties of butterfly. It is now managed to encourage the growth of native flora and fauna whilst retaining its primary purpose as a burial ground. So far, we have tidied large areas, created a hay meadow, put up bird and bat boxes and built a compost facility for grass mowing and degradable waste.

If you would like to become a full member of the group, or you can simply spare a few hours in the course of a year to help with specific activities, you would be very welcome.

Please contact David Holmes (Chairman) 07503 570568 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.