Braintree Local Group

Local Groups


Photo - Peter Bowden 

About Us

Essex Wildlife Trust's Braintree Local Group runs a range of activities, depending on what our members are interested in doing.

The unconfirmed minutes of the AGM held on 19 March 2019 can be found below.

AGM Minutes

If anyone is interested in volunteering to become News and Publicity Officer or Outdoor Events Coordinator  please contact a member of the Committee.

Committee Members

Chairman:   Michael Pannell email
Secretary: Marion May - Tel: 07951 700751 email 
Treasurer: Julia Todd - 01376 585775 email 
Christine Burden email
Derek Chavner email
Events Coordinator: Tracey Kay email
Newsletter Editor and Publicity Officer: Vacancy
Magazine Distribution: Michael Hughes

Local Groups

What's On

Braintree Local Group organises a programme of events including evening talks and visits to local nature reserves. All events are open to non-members.

See all events


We are always looking for wildlife items about our area, please share your news with us.  If you would  like to contribute  a short news item or a photograph of an unusual sighting for the Essex Wildlife Trust magazine, please send it to Marion May - email

Wildlife Walks

Please contact Tracey Kay if you would like to lead a walk. It can either be a general walk in a particular area or it can be a themed walk looking at specific items.

River Monitor Volunteers

Members of the Braintree Group are working with Essex Wildlife Trust and the Environment Agency to monitor the local rivers.

If you would like to get involved with River Monitoring please contact Jane Giffould - email

Brookes nature reserve

Photo - Peter Bowden

Featured nature reserve

Brookes Nature Reserve

This 60-acre site comprises more than 40 acres of ancient woodland, the rest being former arable fields, part of which have been planted up with native trees.

There are many wildflowers to be enjoyed and a wide variety of butterflies.

Find out more