The network of community groups committed to the care of the environment, greener living and development of the local economy in Berkshire


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Binfield  Environment Group

Binfield Environment Group aims to encourage the community of Binfield to take pride in their environment by involving groups, individuals and businesses in a variety of projects to enhance habitats for wildlife and to encourage conservation, recycling and the clearing of litter. 
We run a variety of activities on the third Saturday of every month. Future activities include meadow creation, veteran tree surveying, litter-picking, and hedgehog and bat related projects. Further information can be found on our web-page-
Contact: Jane Coker  e-mail:  Tel:07791 493121

Bracknell Forest Natural History Society

Bracknell, together with the surrounding villages of Binfield, Warfield, Winkfield, Crowthorne and Sandhurst, is an area subject to substantial development pressure. Despite its designation as a Wildlife Heritage Site, Bracknell Forest Council, in conflict with its own policy, entered into agreements with developers of the Priory Lane Brickworks site off Warfield Road which will mean the loss of half the area of this important unimproved grassland habitat in addition to the previous loss of a similar adjoining Wildlife Heritage Site.
We undertake a range of activities from local surveys, undertaking, and advising on, practical management of open spaces for the benefit of wildlife and running projects on particular plants or animals.
Membership enquiries to: John Ward-Smith, Chairman Tel: 01344 420539

Bracknell LETS

Bracknell LETS is a small friendly group of like-minded people of all ages who trade skills ranging from bread making, waiting in for deliveries, pet sitting, baby sitting, DIY, gardening, transport, computers, languages, etc. Our unit of currency is BRICKS as there used to be a brickworks in the area.
Bracknell LETS meets at Newbold School Hall, Popeswood Road, Binfield on the first Wednesday of each month from 7-9pm. All welcome to come and see how we operate without obligation to join.
Contact: Gill Hudson, Co-ordinator on 01344 442914 or e-mail:
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Bracknell & District Friends of the Earth

Bracknell & District FOE campaign on a variety of environmental issues, and give particular consideration to how environmental problems impact on Bracknell and the surrounding area. Our main campaigns currently cover the issues of Transport, Housing, Phone Masts, Energy Use, Waste and Recycling. We have entered into the debate about Bracknell town centre re-development, the location of new housing in the area and many transport issues.
We meet on the second Tuesday of each month at 8.00 p.m. and usually go for a drink afterwards in a local pub. Anybody interested in environmental issues is welcome to come along to our meetings.

Hedge & Woodland Conservationists (HAWCS)

HAWCs is a small group of local enthusiasts who meet regularly in the winter to coppice woodland and lay hedges primarily in the Bracknell and Wokingham area.  Our aims are:
- To keep the ancient crafts of hedgelaying and coppicing alive.
- To conserve and maintain hedgerows, woodlands, and rights of way in the area for the benefit of the public at large and for the wildlife which depends on them.
- To educate the public, and in particular the young people, in the principles and practice of nature conservation.
HAWCS is an autonomous, self-funding group affiliated to the The Conservation Volunteers and to the British Hedgelaying Society.
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The Lookout Discovery Centre

The Look Out Discovery Centre is situated amidst 2,600 acres of Crown Estate woodland with an extensive network of forest walks and nature trails. Together with remnants of the original Berkshire heathland the area forms a valuable habitat for many species of insects, bats, flowers and birds. The Countryside Rangers, based at the Look Out, run a year round programme of walks and special events.
There is ample free parking at the Centre which offers a hands on Science and Nature exhibition, gift shop, coffee shop, tourist information centre and also a picnic area. If you prefer, you can hire a mountain bike to explore the many miles of paths.
The Look Out Discovery Centre is located opposite Coral Reef, Nine Mile Ride, Bracknell, RG12 7QW Tel: 01344 354400

Warfield Environment Group

Warfield Environment Group aim to promote local environmental awareness, from individual to corporate level.
The group participates in many activities such as litter picks, bulb planting, hedge planting, newt surveys, walks and talks. We also work very closely with the Bracknell Forest Rangers and Biodiversity Officers.
Our meetings take place on a Wednesday at the Brownlow Memorial Hall, Newell Green, Warfield at 8pm.
If you would like to find out more check our website
Contact: Annie Hill or Claire Wallen on 01344 487854 or 01344 302708 or email

Warfield Grow & Share

The aim of Warfield Grow and Share is to encourage the community of Warfield to engage with other members of the wider Bracknell community in the growing and sharing of produce and the sharing of knowledge at the Jealotts Hill Community Landshare.
We have pledged to not only grow our own food and share any surplus but also to provide horticultural experience to the other groups on site and to help with the watering of their plots. We will also help out in any on site activity days such as apple harvesting and tree pruning. Find out more at:
Email: Phone: 01344 302708

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