Compton Dando News
Mossy Earth, in partnership with Bristol Avon River Trust, In this video we’re introducing our new project areas along the River Chew in south-west England, where we’ll be undertaking a variety of interventions to let the river run wild again.
3:39 Beautiful habitat
6:28 The problems
7:51 Our project
🔎 ABOUT THIS PROJECT
The River Chew is a scenic watercourse that forms part of the Bristol Avon network of rivers, streams and lakes in the British countryside. Along stretches of the river, trees and vegetation provide food, shelter and spawning grounds for important migratory fish and invertebrates, including the protected Atlantic salmon. Where there is sufficient shade, trees help improve water temperatures, sediment levels and the riverbank. However, sections of the River Chew don’t have this delicate balance of vegetation cover and have been degraded by surrounding land use. Partnering with BART (Bristol Avon River Trust), we are focusing on river habitat restoration, riparian tree management, landowner engagement and habitat and fish spawning surveys to improve two key fish spawning tributaries.
You can read more about it here: https://www.mossy.earth/projects/spaw…
Saturday 1st July 2023 2pm till 5pm
Join us on Sunday 7th May 1pm
The annual litter pick made it to the pages of Keynsham Voice this month – here are the volunteers. Sarah Wilson commented: Luckily the weather was kind and we covered all the lanes including the one to Burnett. Big thank you to #KeynshamWombles for the equipment and #BANES cleansing team who pick up the litter we collect. Also thank you to those villagers who collect litter regularly throughout the year. All in all, it was a great effort to keep our beautiful village litter free.
Next Craft Day is on Thursday 5th January – see Events section for more details
Just WOW! The xmas wreaths made at last weeks Compton Garden Flowers workshop are amazing.
A big thank you to Sarah and for the donation to the Compton Dando Community Association. You can see some of them at http://compton-dando.org/archive/
Thanks to everyone who came to the evening: nearly 50 people attended. The winners were Atrophy, and the wooden spoons were Clayley Clots.
Thank you all who contributed to this year’s fete as volunteers, participants, helpers, visitors, donors, supporters, and in so many ways. The opening of the fete by Jack and Jess at the end of their wedding service was a special occasion. The morning’s downpours had dried up, and held off until a brief deluge for about 20 minutes mid-afternoon. Thereafter it was all clearing skies for a lovely evening.
The highlight events included the egg-throwing contest with 40 pairs taking part. After the winners of the fantastic raffle prizes had been announced, the 300 ducks were released on a tsunami of water from outside the Parish Hall, and Nigel Gale captured the first three to escape downstream, with number 8 being the winner. A few escapees are somewhere nearing Keynsham by now.
Takings are expected to be around £4000 to be split between the Compton Dando Community Association, the Village Hall, and St Mary’s Church.
At the village fete Saturday 2nd July top raffle prizes are: 2 tickets to Glastonbury Extravaganza August 6th; a Radley Orange Street bag; lunch for two at The Pig Near Bath, £50 voucher for the Bocabar Restaurant in Bristol, a tour for two of Compton Garden Flowers [plus make your own handtied bouquet], an offer of ‘Somerset Brunch’ for six, £30 voucher towards a meal at The Compton Inn in the village, Neal’s Yard goodies bag from Vanessa Withey Beauty & Holistic Therapist, plus many more, so #SaveTheDate #villagefete #raffletickets #prizestobewon