offical Bruton Town website - photo by Gareth Griffiths
11 December 2019 8°C



Our Avalon Marshes Project has reached the finals in the National Lottery Awards 2017 in the Best Environment Project category. We now need YOUR help and YOUR vote to help us win.

The National Lottery Awards are an annual search to find the UK’s favourite Lottery-funded projects, and they aim to celebrate and recognise the difference that those projects have made to people, places and communities all across the UK.

The Avalon Marshes is competing against six other national projects for the title of Best Environment Project, so to be in with a chance of winning £5000 to help secure the future of the project, and to feature on the BBC One television show, we need your vote to help us win! Please support us by casting a vote on our page at Every vote counts, so we really appreciate your support! Please click on the play button below to hear more about the Avalon Marshes and why you need to vote, from naturalist, broadcaster and author, Stephen Moss.

Join our Thunderclap! If you use social media, you can also help get others in your networks to vote too, by signing up to our Thunderclap campaign here. A Thunderclap is basically a way of making our ask for votes a bit louder, and for our message to go a bit further, to reach as many people via social media as we can and ask them to vote for us. It takes a minute to sign up and then at a certain time, on a certain day we are able to send out one big, mighty shout for votes. It means you’re part of something much bigger – join in and add volume to our voice!

A bit more about the Avalon Marshes
The Avalon Marshes is one of the finest remaining lowland wetlands left in Britain and an incredibly special part of Somerset Levels and Moors landscape. Please go to to find out more about the wildlife and special heritage of this place. The amount that the Avalon Marshes project has been able to achieve over four years, thanks to Lottery funding, is quite remarkable. This, teamed with the help of some brilliant staff from all the partner organisations involved, amazing volunteers, passionate individuals and committed communities, we’ve been able to massively improve access to the nature reserves, provide new bird hides, create discovery trails and visitor facilities, run inspiring events, and provide education and training resources, which have benefited volunteers, schools, colleges, visitors and the wider community. To help secure a healthy future for this special place…