The Wellington in Bloom (WiB) group will be holding their annual meeting on Wednesday 2 March at 7pm in St John Fisher Parish Room, Mantle Street.
An open invitation extends to everyone who is interested in ‘keeping the town floral friendly, flourishing and foodie’. Reports of the group’s efforts in the past year will be presented alongside plans for 2016. WiB Chair Isabel Ward said, Everyone is welcome to come and support us. We will value your presence.”
The 10th anniversary of the founding of Swain’s Lane Nature Reserve will be marked on 30th April. Plans to celebrate the occasion are to be discussed. The reserve – two fields bounded by banked elm hedgerows and surrounded by housing – is managed by WiB, volunteers and Taunton Deane Borough Council. Both fields used to be orchards and southern field still contains several old apple trees. The grassland is semi-improved and contains the occasional cuckoo flower, meadowsweet, and doves foot cranes bill. The southern field has a pond, which is home to an important population of amphibians including great crested newt, palmate newt and toad. A boardwalk has been built to improve access on the reserve which was awarded Green Flag status last year.