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. At the moment we are concentrating on walks, to learn more about our local area. Our current fundraising, through donations at events, is aimed towards providing natural seating in Brooks Reserve, near Stisted. 

The unconfirmed minutes of the AGM held on 21 March 2017 can be found in the link below. If anyone is interested in volunteering to become Treasurer, please contact a member of the Committee.

Committee Members

Chairman: Arleen Houlding - Tel: 01787 272862 email
Secretary: Marion May - Tel: 07951 700751 email 
Treasurer: Julia Todd - 01376 585775 email 
Ian Hill email
Christine Burden email
Derek Chavner email
Tracey Kay email

Local Groups

What's On

Braintree Local Group organise a programme of events such as nature reserve open days, evening talks, visits to local nature reserves and work parties. All events are open to non members

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Keep up-to-date by reading the latest Braintree Local Group newsletter.

Braintree newsletter Spring 2018

Wildlife Walks

Due to an apparent preference to outside events over inside ones we are now holding outside activities only. We are looking for people who have favourite walks that they would like to share with others. 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.

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.

Over the last year we have been pleased to use Brookes as our base for themed walks. See newsletters for the write ups and the link below about the reserve.

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