Our work with Community Organisations

Cromwell Bottom Wildlife Group is committed to being an inclusive organisation, welcoming and developing links with a range of local groups.We actively encourage community groups, including those with a remit of promoting mental health and well-being, to visit the reserve, learn about what we do and enjoy what  our Visitor Centre has to offer.

Our membership of the Lower Calder Valley Active Partnership enables us to network with and signpost organisations to the reserve,  visit its open spaces and enjoy the peaceful surroundings.

We have a dedicated community display board in our Visitor Centre. Visitors can learn about local, individual and family support groups and a range of organised activities, aimed at promoting physical and mental health.

As almost all the reserve is accessible, we regularly welcome visits by wheelchair users for guided tours. Also, we have a regular volunteer programme for a local high dependency rehabilitation centre for men.

We have a flourishing partnership with Calderdale’s Library Service, who hold events in school holidays. These are aimed at preschool children who enjoy a nature themed story in the education area, followed by a craft activity in the Visitor Centre.

We respond to requests from local businesses for ‘activity days’ by arranging for employees to volunteer on the reserve for a day

Local church, inter-faith, walking and social groups often request guided walks, which we are happy to accommodate.

Finally, we attend community events and give talks to local groups and schools about the work we do. Please email the chair of the wildlife group, Simon Day, for further info – CBWGwildlife@gmail.com (or click the blue button).

Calderdale Library Service giving a 'nature themed' story to pre-school children.
Members of Access Calderdale enjoying their time at the new dipping pond.
A local walking group.
Our information stall at Morrisons supermarket, Elland.
Library service wiith a "Gruffalo" day!
.... children, staff and volunteers loved the fun!
A local company enjoys a charity work day on the reserve.