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

The Royal Borough's Countryside Service is based at Braywick Nature Centre providing walks and talks, exhibitions and interpretation, conservation management advice, family events and a varied educational programme of nature discovery activities for schools, youth groups and other local organisations. Educational study topics include Minibeasts, Habitats, The Seasons, Trees and Woodland and Earth Education activities (including half-day, full-day and shorter sessions), for which a charge per child is made.
Contact the Countryside Ranger at Braywick Nature Centre, Hibbert Road, Maidenhead SL6 1UU Tel. 01628 777440.

Conservation Volunteers

Windsor & Maidenhead Conservation Volunteers run a programme of tasks and social events throughout the year. Contact Gill Evans on 01628 781685 or e-mail: Find out more at    Other groups are listed under Conservation Volunteering.

Maidenhead & South Bucks National Trust Volunteers carry out practical conservation tasks in the countryside around Maidenhead, Slough and High Wycombe. No experience needed, just enthusiasm! Details from Emma Waterfield, 01628 784496 or Iain Bell, 01344 872456.

Cookham Wildlife Supporters

We take care of wildlife and share our passion and knowledge in a practical and fun way in the parish of Cookham.  Our vision is that by 2019 we will have a Cookham plan for wildlife and nature that stands alongside, and has equal status to, the Village Design Statement and is adopted by the Parish Council and the borough planners.

To find out more about what we do visit our wildlife forum on

Maidenhead and District Friends of the Earth

In 1999 Maidenhead and District Friends of the Earth (MADFOE) set up two initiatives in Maidenhead, the Walking School Bus to Courthouse School and, in response to a public meeting in May, Maidenhead Farmers' Market, which celebrated 19 years in September 2018.
Contact our Group Co-ordinator, Ruth Kinns on 01628 782651.

Hurley Environmental Group

Hurley Environmental Group (HEG) was started in 1997.  We meet every few months to hear a speaker on an environmental topic  and encourage each other to be green!  Past topics have included waste management & recycling, energy conservation & home insulation and nature conservation in the community.   For more information, please contact Caroline Stanford on 01628 824470, e-mail or Martin Fry on 01628 829905.

Maidenhead Farmers' Market

Berkshire's longest running farmers' market takes place every second Sunday of the month in the Grove Road car park behind the town hall. Around 25 stallholders attend the market each month with a wide offering of quality local produce.  Most come from within 30 miles of the market but we also have some from further afield, such as the freshest sea fish and shellfish direct from small boats working out of Selsey and farmhouse cheeses from Somerset.  Further details at

Residents' Associations

Holyport Residents' Association was formed in early 2013 by a group of concerned residents to combat threats to the area from development, noise, traffic and other issues.

White Waltham Village Association
The White Waltham Village Association is a residents' body whose aims include the protection of rural Berkshire in the vicinity of the village. It is a registered charity and is listed with the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead as the spokes-organisation for the village on environmental and planning issues.
Contact: John Duffy, e-mail:
Further information at

Wild Maidenhead

Wild Maidenhead was launched in November 2016 to discover, celebrate, improve and protect wild things and wild places in Maidenhead town and the surrounding rural villages and countryside.

Wild SL6
We are a group of young people who are really passionate about having a say when it comes to the local environment. We are based in the SL6 area of Berkshire and our focus is to support the other local wildlife groups such as WildCookham and WildMaidenhead with projects and education. Find out more about Wild SL6  Contact: Rosie Street  email:  tel: 07531266534



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