Since the Environment Group was set up in the late 1970s it has been active in preserving some of Clevedon's best known landmarks as well as creating new features to enhance the town. Details of some of these projects can be seen by pressing the links above.
In the late 1980s the Group became active in maintaining these features as well and mounting a monthly working party during the summer months when we clean, paint and weed them - see below for details.
We also organise a "Big Litter Pick" before the Easter holiday each year to give the sea front a spring clean for the benefit of residents and visitors.
The Group works closely with North Somerset Council and the Town Council to achieve the objectives of maintaining and improving Clevedon's environment.
If you share these objectives please join us.
We meet every two months on a Wednesday evening.
All Society members are eligible to join. Please contact me for details.
The Environment Group held a most productive and well attended working party at Sunhill Park on the 21st of May.
Starting from the Sunnyside Road entrance, nine volunteers worked hard at uncovering the gullies running either side of the path, which involved cutting back overhanging foliage, stemming the encroaching lawn, and a lot of digging and sweeping out.We were warmly thanked by the manager of the Clevedon Community Centre, who arranged for complimentary refreshment to be served on completion. We plan to return to tackle a further section of the path later in the year.
June - Working Party
Group member, Richard Young, writes:
As planned on the 11th June, seven of us returned to Sunhill Park to complete the work of digging out the gullies either side of the main path. On this occasion we discovered a number of drains too, so hopefully the clearance work will help keep everything in good order.
As the before and after photos show, we also uncovered one of the 'bird bath pillars'. Finally, we cut down overhanging branches, including those obscuring the Sunhill Park sign, and weeded a flight of steps up to the lawn.
This was thirsty work, and we were grateful to Ann Scholes, the manager of the Community Centre, for arranging complimentary refreshments.