About us

In September 2022  the Wolds and Riverbank Countryside Society was registered as a Charitable Incorporated Organisation. Members of the  old committtee of the Society became the original Trustees of the new  CIO.  Whilst responsibilities will be slightly more onerous there is virtually no change to the way the Society operates.  There is a Trustees meeting most months.

Members of the society are mainly from Elloughton cum Brough,  Welton and  Brantingham with some from more distant parts of East Yorkshire.  Many of the original members from 1996 are still active but new members are always welcome. Please contact the Membership Secretary, the Chairman or Vice Chairman if you are interested in joining the Society

We have a varied programme of events. Our meetings during Autumn and Winter consists mostly of illustrated talks by visiting speakers. In the Spring and Summer it is mostly outdoor events including fungus forays,  bird watching,  mothing at night and butterfly walks.  Visits to places of interest to ecologists and environmentalists are arranged as well as a series of litter pickings in the area.

In the local environment we have planted trees, we organise litter picking and we own an area of woodland and wildflower meadow dedicated as a nature reserve and popular with local residents as an attractive amenity. (see Our Reserve and This Month in the wood and meadow for current photograhs  and  more information)