Join a local group

One of the Trust's greatest strengths is our network of Local Groups, who represent the Trust in their local community. This helps to give the Trust a high profile throughout Leicestershire and Rutland and provides local communities with opportunities to become directly involved in our work.

Local Groups organise a wide range of activities throughout the year enabling people to enjoy and find out more about local wildlife and encouraging more support for the Trust. Activities range from guided walks and reserve open days, to slide talks and plant sales.

The Trust's Local Groups depend on the dedication of their volunteers - from manning stands at local events to raising funds and recruiting members.

Local group walk Rutland Local Group at Rutland County Show Leicester Local Group meeting

 

Local Group Programmes

Winter meetings take place once a month and include fascinating illustrated talks on local wildlife, as well as topics from further afield.

Summer programmes can vary but most Local Groups have outings to nature reserves and other areas of wildlife interest, as well as holding open-days and fundraising events.

Non-members are welcome to attend Local Group events and meetings. Most of the groups charge a small admission fee.

Please see the Events page (or our Wildlife News magazine) for up and coming Local Group events and contact your Local Group representative for more information (see details below).

Please note that the phone numbers given are the volunteer's home telephone number so please call at a sensible time.

Charnwood Group

Indoor meetings are held monthly on a Wednesday, 7.30pm, at Woodhouse Eaves Village Hall, 50 Main Street, Woodhouse Eaves, LE12 8RZ.
Guided walks and other outdoor activities and events are arranged during the summer.

Contact: Maggie Morland on 01509 890077 or John Spencer on 0116 236 4279 for more information.

For more information, please click on leaflet.

Great Bowden Group

Indoor meetings are held monthly on a Wednesday, 7.30pm, at Great Bowden Village Hall, The Green, Great Bowden, Market Harborough, LE16 7HS.

Guided walks and other outdoor activities and events are arranged during the summer.

Contact: Bruce White Tel: 01858 467976 or e-mail [email protected] for more information.

Further details on http://www.greatbowden.org/GreatBowdenNaturalHistory.php

For more information, please click on leaflet.

Humberstone Group

Indoor meetings are held monthly on a Friday, 7.30pm, at Netherhall Neighbourhood Centre Armadale Drive, Leicester, LE5 1RT.

Contact: Alison Gardner on 0116 241 3598 or Jean Holdsworth on 0116 276 7385 for more information.

For more information, please click on leaflet.

Melton Group

Indoor meetings are held monthly on a Monday, 7.30pm, at United Reformed Church, Chapel Street, Melton Mowbray, LE13 1LZ.

Guided walks and other outdoor activities and events are arranged during the summer.

Contact: Ralph Johnson on 01664 854043 or Peter Dawson on 01664 852119 or [email protected] for more information.

For more information, please click on leaflet.

North West Group

Indoor meetings are held monthly on a Friday, 7.30pm, at Ashby Methodist Chapel, Burton Road, Ashby, LE65 2LF.

Guided walks and other outdoor activities and events are arranged during the summer.

Contact: David Maltby on 01530 222934 or Jim Footitt on 01530 252 389 for more information.

For more information, please click on leaflet.

Oadby & Wigston Group

Indoor meetings are held monthly on a Friday, 7.30pm, at the Church Lounge, Trinity Methodist Church, on Harborough Road, Oadby (A6). Free parking is available in the adjoining car park.

Contact: Stuart Mucklejohn on 0116 281 0835 or e-mail [email protected] for more information.

Rutland Group

Indoor meetings are held monthly on a Monday, 7.30pm, in the Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, Rutland Water Nature Reserve, Egleton, Oakham, LE15 8BT.

Guided walks and other outdoor activities and events are arranged during the summer.

Contact: Gabrielle Maughan on 01572 737752 for more information.

For more information, please click on leaflet.