BEWDLEY CIVIC SOCIETY: The society’s third annual Balsam Bash is being extended this year and we should be delighted to see interested people come along and help.

This rather handsome but invasive plant is an extensive problem nationwide. An escapee from Victorian gardens, it has spread rapidly along river courses to the detriment of our native species.

The good news is that as it is an annual it can be successfully controlled if removed before it seeds. Hence a concerted annual attack will eventually control it, although this is a long term project given it’s abundance.

Please come along and help whether you have an hour or a morning to spare. Clothing covering arms and legs is recommended (nettles) and gloves and stout footwear.

Meet by the bridge at Severn Side South on the following dates; July 29 at 10am. August 5,7,8,9,10 and 11 at 10am. Contact Steve Bent for further information