Lockdown 2 came just at the wrong time. Having ordered 100 tree saplings from the Woodlands Trust we were suddenly denied the opportunity to enlist volunteers to help plant them. However, Dave Gardner and John Loran spent a socially distanced morning at the Reserve and planted the specimens to a plan that broadly followed the Wiltshire Wildlife proposals following their site visit earlier in the year.
We chose the Woodland Trust "Wild Harvest" tree pack comprising Elder, Hazel, Rowan, Crab Apple, Blackthorn and Dog Rose - 100 trees that will provide year round flowers and fruits for pollinators, birds and other wildlife. At the same time our planting should enhance the look of the Reserve and improve a section of the hedgerow alongside the main road.
Once Covid restrictions allow, we plan to put out a call for volunteers to clear space along the Lindisfarne boundary, in order to plant a native species hedge that will provide a natural security barrier between private properties and the Reserve. A Woodlands Trust grant of free trees has been applied for and if successful should arrive in time for spring planting.
more 7th Feb 2022: More donated toys for those in need
more 7th December 2021: Donated toys for those in need
more 20th Dec 2021: More donated toys for those in need
more 7th July 2021: Rotarians visited the Great Western Hospital to view the build progress of the nearly completed radiotherapy unit
more March 2021: A 'Free' 8 week online course to help people to cope with stress and anxiety
more 19th May 2021: Over 600 unwanted shoes collected for those in need & without suitable footwear
more Please support the counting of carers in the 2021 Census
more An initiative to help promote the support available for carers in the UK today
more Rotarian Linda Clarke is working hard to encourage Rotarians to become Care Ambassadors in their local areas in Wiltshire
more 11th Nov 2020: Rotary gathers a huge bundle of donations from our generous local community
more September 2020 update
more June 2020
more June 2020
more Every Friday 2pm - 4pm at The Croft, RWB, commencing 28th Feb.
more January 2020: Information on an exciting new project in Royal Wootton Bassett
more Joint RWB Rotary Club entry at St Bartholomew's Church
more 9th June 2019: Our president lunches with Probus
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more 6th Dec 2018: The Club presented a small gift to Eric Embling by way of thanks for all the support he has given to Rotary events over the years, particularly the Community Cinema.
more 29th Nov 2018: Royal Wootton Bassett Rotary Clubs enter the St Bart's Christmas Tree Festival
more The RWB Community Cinema is supported by the Rotary Club of Royal Wootton Bassett and District.
more 26th June 2018: Bird Box making at RWB Academy with the RWB Shed
more 16th April 2018: The Harmony Singers and Rotary at Bassett House Care Home.
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