Castle Point Local Group

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Castle Point

About Us

The borough of Castle Point is the part of south-east Essex bordering Southend to the east, Basildon to the west and Rochford to the north. Its two communities are Benfleet which lies on the southern part of the Rayleigh Hills and Canvey Island which lies in the Thames Estuary.

We have about 750 members. Our monthly meetings are combined with the Southend and Rochford Local Group at the Belfairs Woodland Centre on Thursday evenings.

Music at Bluebell Day
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What's On

We organise the popular Bluebell Day based in Pound Wood and Tile Wood nature reserves in April each year and host the successful “Bluebell5” 5-mile run in the Little Haven nature reserve in May. We also hold two fundraising restaurant meals each year.

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General enquiries

For general enquiries please contact: Keith Upfold email

Committee Members

Chair : John Turner     
Secretary: Keith Upfold 
Treasurer: David Sykes  

Hedges for wildlife

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Work Parties

Our members are invited to join working parties in local nature reserves which meet on Tuesdays Wednesday and Thursdays all year, and on Sundays in the winter.