Created January 2013. Last Updated Feb 2020
The Bedfordshire Bat Group is a friendly and very active bat group
We’re always pleased to have new members of the bat group, whether you want to get actively involved or just follow our exploits from the comfort of the chair
We produce quarterly newsletters which contain articles and national and international news as well as updates on our work.
Photos by Bob Cornes, Hedj Dollman, Nicky Monsey, Jude Hirstwood, Gwen Hitchcock
So far (Feb 2020) we have planned 60 regular surveys, 16 bat box surveys, 7 bat walks, An AGM, and several indoor meetings.
We will also be organising a number of one off surveys (including harp trapping, detector surveys)
We have a number of licened members who can help you develop skills:
use of bat detectors
level 1 and 2 survey licences
Roost Visitor Training
Please don’t think you have to be a world authority on bats to be a valuable member. If you come along to a few events you’ll be surprised at how quickly you can pick up the skills needed to be an invaluable asset, whether in the field or helping with stalls at public events or with organisation.
Membership of the Bedfordshire Bat Group only costs £8-00 per year. Members receive 4 issues of the Bats in Beds newsletter . It will also mean you can attend all bat group events.
Members are invited to join the closed Bat Group newsgroup.
Subscriptions go towards bat conservation and cover every one living at the same address. We have over 150 members in some 100 households.
Subscriptions are due for renewal in January. Those who join after August 1st of a given year will automatically have their subscription carried into the next year.
If you would like to join us, send a cheque for £8-00 made out to “The Bedfordshire Bat Group” to Bedfordshire Bat Group, c/o Jude Hirstwood 30 Park Street, Ampthill, Bedford MK45 2LR . or you can pay by BACS (see details below) as long as (1) you e mail us your details and tell us when you made the payment and post the membership form to Jude or e mail to enquiries@bats ed group (2) (Very important), you make it clear that it is you paying the money into the account. Anonymous payments cause us no end of trouble. Please note that under the newly introduced General Data Protection Legislation we have to ask your permission to keep details on you. Please sign to say this is OK If you are not prepared to give permission than we cannot accept your membership, as we will have no way to contact you. If you later leave the bat group we will delete this information.
Click here for a downloadable membership form Membership-Form (1)
If you are a current member and want Bedfordshire Bat Group Renewal Form click here renewal form
Membership is due for renewal in January. You will receive no further issue after the January issue. If you would prefer to pay by BACS you can do so
National Westminster Bank, Ampthill Branch, Sort Code 60-01-16. Account No. 45043175. Please add your name to the BACS payment
Please let us know if you renew this way, let us have the date of the transfer and how much you have paid to firstname.lastname@example.org, as some banks don’t say where the payment has come from and we are reduced to tearing our hair out.
Please let us have your personal details (name address e mail and phone number)and whether you would like your newsletter as a PDF or a paper copy.
If you need more information e mail us at enquiries(at)bedsbatgroup.org.uk
Download our leaflet telling you more about what we do.WHAT WE DO-general version or for a more complete list click here
Like other organisations we have to comply with GDPR regulation.Our policy is finally sorted. Yes it took for goes to get this far!