Winterbourne and Frome Valley Environmental Group

We are a community action group in South Gloucestershire (UK) thinking globally and acting locally to fight climate breakdown.


  • New parks needed in Winterbourne

    Posted in Community on Dec 14, 2021

    In a survey in November 2021, we asked local parents about their experiences of local parks and leisure facilities. 86 parents responded, and most stated that there were not sufficient parks nearby. The numerous comments showed how parents were having to drive to nearby towns and villages to access parks, tennis courts, and bike tracks.

  • Autumn 2021 Newsletter

    Posted in Newsletters on Nov 29, 2021

    Read our December2020 newsletter!

  • Invest in our community

    Posted in Community, Political change on Sep 09, 2021

    Winterbourne is a beautiful place to live, but sadly short on facilities for parents and children. That’s why I’m standing as a candidate in the Parish Council By Election on 23rd September.

  • Frome Valley Climate Action Season

    Posted in Community on Sep 05, 2021

    The Frome Valley also needs to take action, and so Winterbourne and Frome Valley Environmental Group is launching a season of events to get our communities thinking about the transition from fossil fuels.

  • Climate action steps

    Posted in Climate action, Political change on Sep 05, 2021

    Climate change has felt very close this year. We have seen disaster movie images from across Europe and the rest of the world – but this is not fantasy, it’s an urgent reality.

  • Local schools contribute to Whiteshill wildflower project

    Posted in Wild flowers on Sep 05, 2021

    It’s been a glorious summer for the Small Common wildflower area, at Whiteshill Common (Hambrook). Bees have been buzzing between over 65 varieties of native British wildflowers

  • Why I Spent Two Hours Standing in a Bush on Winterbourne Rec

    Posted in Community, Litter on May 16, 2021

    Litter picking! It was properly raining when I headed out at 8:30 am on Saturday morning. I armed myself with litter picker, hoop and bag and a spare bag in case it was needed, and my cycling gloves and headed out into the morning greyness.

  • May '21 Litter Pick

    Posted in Community, Litter on May 12, 2021

    With longer and warmer days, we're taking another opportunity to clean up our are! Once again, we need to comply with COVID rules and we'll continue to be more data focused on the litter we collect as a community.

  • Hambrook School road safety

    Posted in Community, Roads on May 09, 2021

    South Gloucestershire Council say they will assess Mill Road/Worrell's Lane for road safety funding... in 2022/2023. We say that is not good enough. Local residents and their children face dangerous speeding and near misses every day on their walk or cycle to school.

  • Raw sewage in our local rivers

    Posted in Community, Litter, Rivers on May 01, 2021

    In periods of heavy rain our sewers overflow raw sewage into our rivers and seas via Combined Sewer Overflows (CSOs). One of our local volunteers sought out the CSO located near Huckford Viaduct. In 2020 that one spilled 74 times and ran for a total of 110 hours.

  • Community big spring clean

    Posted in Community, Litter on Mar 15, 2021

    On a very windy Saturday morning, around fifty community volunteers in the Winterbourne area left their houses with bags, gloves and litter grabbers and meticulously tried to clean every bit of litter from our roads, lanes and parks, no matter how big or small.

  • Winterbourne Big Litter Sweep 13 March 2021

    Posted in Community, Litter on Mar 07, 2021

    It's spring, the days are getting brighter and longer and it's a great time to clean up our area before the greenery grows and hides it all for another year! This year, is going to be different for two reasons: COVID lockdown and we're planning to be more data focused on the litter we collect as a community.

  • Planting Cider Trees Donated By The Thatchers Community Orchard Project

    Posted in Tree on Mar 06, 2021

    Volunteers from the Winterbourne and Frome Valley Environmental Group have beeb out planting apple trees thanks to a donation of ten trees from Somerset cider maker Thatchers.

  • Metro Mayor Candidates’ climate commitment put under spotlight

    Posted on Mar 05, 2021

    Campaign and community groups from across the West of England are joining forces to scrutinise candidates' positions on climate and nature in the forthcoming Metro-Mayoral elections. The public from across the region will have a chance to put their questions and hear candidates' responses at an online hustings on Monday 19 April.

  • Spring 2021 Newsletter!

    Posted in Newsletters on Feb 23, 2021

    Read our latest newsletter! Community litter picking, Co-op funding, tree planting, hedgehog houses, rewilding and more!