Looking after the environment

TWiG – South Petherton Tree and Wildlife Group


The parish of South Petherton benefits from having a wonderful group of volunteers who want to make the parish a better environment for the benefit of wildlife and people. Their mission is to increase biodiversity within the village, help to reduce the effects of climate change and get the community involved in their projects.

Their first project was tree planting at the junior school playing field and future projects include further tree planting and the re-wilding of some verges for the benefit of pollinators and passers-by.

Further tree planting has taken place since then.

If you’d like to get involved or find out more about TWiG contact them via this email address fnk_23@outlook.com or on their Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/people/TWiG/100082876270716/?ref=py_c

2 members of TWiG Kath Jones and Trish Harper are officially Environment Champions for South Petherton

Whitfield Meadow

The Parish Council has recently funded the new Whitfield meadow, an area near the allotments designated to be a wild meadow. This is for everyone to enjoy.

It is a permanent native perennial grass and flower meadowland. It will take several years to establish and may look unimpressive to start with. After the correct mowing regime it will start to thicken up  as the flowers and grasses get established. It is not to be confused with an annual flower meadow which will produce a beautiful show for the first year but is not permanent meadow grass land so will need resowing every couple of years.

This permanent meadow flower grassland will provide shelter and food for a wide variety of wildlife including insects, bees and birds.


South Somerset District Council Community Biodiversity Toolkit

Community Biodiversity Toolkit_Overarching Guidance