At VBG we aim to further the knowledge of bat distribution and activity in the group's area, whilst p
romoting the conservation of bats and their habitat. We also provide a forum for discussion on bat conservation issues. We welcome new members with open arms and offer a fun programme of training events for both novices and those with more experience.

There is currently a committee of 5 officers. These members have specific roles and oversee the smooth running of the group. 

 The Committee 

Geri Foster Thomas: Chair and Records Officer

Alison Jones: Treasurer and Membership Officer

Aislinn Harris: Secretary

Erica Dixon: Training and Bat Care Officer

Beth Evans: Events and Social Media Officer


The rest of the group is then made up of other members, individuals or groups that are interested in bats and bat conservation. The level of involvement is up to each individual, but ranges from attending group meetings to volunteering for surveys and events. The bat group also works closely with Local Planning Authority Ecologists that fall within the areas the bat group covers.