Our Mission:


To return the River Cale to a self-sustaining ecosystem, rich in biodiversity, to be enjoyed by all.

News


CATCH Jumble Sale – 29th April 2017 – Jumble needed

Hi all, please note that we are still asking for Jumble for our upcoming sale and would love a great big turn out for the event. ALL proceeds go back into the town. Please support us. Jumble Sale advert 2017

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Saturday 11th March – Memorial Meadow event

This coming weekend we have an event planned, involving the creation of a natural bench and the planting of a hedgerow.

C.A.T.C.H. have created a Wildflower Meadow right next to the Cale to enhance the surrounding ecology and also improve the appearance of our town.

If you would like to join us to help out, then grab your wellies, gloves and come on down for 0900hrs (weather permitting). The meadow is located next to the play park down at Cale Park.

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Wincanton Carnival team donates to CATCH

CATCH would like to offer sincere thanks to the organisers behind Wincanton Town Carnival, which has happily returned to the town in recent years.… ...read the rest


River monitoring (kick sampling) – Saturday 11th February – PUBLIC EVENT

Every month, CATCH complete a visit to the river to take a snapshot of the river condition via a method called ‘kick sampling’. This is where we enter the river, take a sample of the river entomology and examine the numbers of different insects.… ...read the rest


CATCH talk at Wincanton Memorial Hall, Friday 3rd February – THIS WEEK!!

This coming Friday we are performing a one hour presentation to the Wincanton Gardeners Club. The talk will commence at 7pm and is guaranteed to brighten up your Friday. THE PUBLIC IS WELCOME!… ...read the rest


4th Annual CATCH Jumble Sale

2017 is peeping round the corner, and with it the CATCH team have started planning for the annual Jumble Sale… ...read the rest


Litter pick – Sunday 18th December 2016

 

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The final litter pick of 2016 takes place on Sunday 18th December 2016 and as always, everyone is welcome. We shall meet outside the David Sharp Centre (located at Wincanton Recreation Ground), for 10 am and as usual we aim to finish at 12 noon. Please wear sutiable clothing and footwear for outdoor work and seasonal weather conditions. Children are most welcome but must be accopmpanied and supervised by an adult. At this time of year we have to be particularly mindful of the water level, in the event of heavy rainfall we will look to work away from … ...read the rest


Double Award for C.A.T.C.H.

It is with great pride that the group has received two awards, as we head towards the end of the year, in recognition of everyone’s efforts.… ...read the rest


Hawker’s Bridge Paint

 

 

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Hawkers Bridge which is the road bridge over the river Cale as you enter Wincanton, just by Lidl’s has looked a little unloved for sometime. The paint was flaking and the guys and girls at C.A.T.C.H. thought that we approach the town council to explore the idea of C.A.T.C.H. leading a voluntary group to sand down and re-paint the bridge as it was felt that it didn’t present a very good image for the town for anyone visiting and an eyesore for anyone from town who has to pass it. C.A.T.C.H. were aware that such a project could ...read the rest

Otter photographed on the Cale

cale otterAlthough we’ve known for two or three years that otters have been living on the river Cale, and they have been sighted in varoius spots including the Wincanton recreation ground, we’ve never been able to secure a really good photograph of one of them – until now.… ...read the rest