Solihull Conservation Volunteers

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Service summary

Solihull Conservation Volunteers is a small but dedicated local practical conservation group.  There is no paid staff and is entirely run by volunteers in their spare time.  We have been carrying out environmental work all over the borough of Solihull for over 25 years.  This hard work have turned poor and neglected woodland and meadow areas into wildlife havens with access available to all.

Most of the work has been on SMBC owned sites and has helped in some of these sites becoming Local Nature Reserves obtaining the prized Green Flag status.  All out tasks are agreed with Solihull Council as part of their conservation plans and we work closely with the Borough Ecologist and other members of the council.  SCV has also worked on various sites owned by local parish councils and the National Trust.  Further afield SCV has worked for various National Park Authorities and the National Trust.  SCV has also worked on various sites owned by local parish councils and the National Trust.  Further afield SCV has worked for various National Park Authorities and the National Trust.

SCV has the ability to carry out a wide variety of conservation tasks from habitat creation like coppicing, hedgelaying and meadow cutting to access improvement tasks like pathwork, sleeper bridge construction and replacing stiles with kissing gates.  The results of our work are enjoyed by thousands people a year throughout the Solihull area.  We have improved the access to a number of the sites as well as increasing the benefit of the areas for wildlife as well as the local community.

Funding for the group comes from modest payment for work carried out for Solihull Council and other bodies, as well as donations from SCV members and the general public.  Volunteer also give a lot of time for the group apart from tasks and donate materials and equipment. 

Service details

Practical conservation work in local nature reserves all over the Solihull area. Previous experience, skills or physical strength is not required and full training is given by the experienced volunteers.  SCV tries to recruit volunteers from a wide range of backgrounds and abilities and to carry out work all over the very diverse borough of Solihull, from the disadvantaged northern area to the more affluent south and from the urban areas to the rural margins.  Over the time that SCV has been working it has given over 200 people the experience of carrying out worthwhile practical conservation in the local area. Young people have joined us and used the experience of working with us to obtained Duke of Edinburgh Awards.

Opening times

We work on two Sundays a month throughout the year, pick up at 10:00, see website for details.  

Area served

Solihull

The page was last updated on 1 November 2017

Main address

19 Brookvale Grove
Solihull
B92 7JH

Main telephone

0121 428 3269

Organisation email

davidcollins1@aol.com

Website

solihullcv.org.uk

Contact

David Collins : Secretary

Contact telephone

1214283269

Contact email

davidcollins1@aol.com