Volunteers at one of the area's most popular nature reserves have been presented with numerous awards.

Wapley lies off Shire Way in Yate and is used by the community regularly.

It is looked after by volunteers that form part of the Wapley Bushes Conservation Group.

They recently won two awards and they were presented them by the chairman of the local council.

Dodington Parish Council Chair Cllr David Lane, has presented the volunteers of Wapley Bushes Conservation Group with the Nature Reserve's latest award certificates.

The Reserve has once again won the Green Flag Community Award and two Outstanding Neighbourhood Awards from South West In Bloom.

Cllr Lane thanked volunteers for all of their commtiment in ensuring the reserve maintains its status.

"Your hard work is very much appreciated by local people who visit the Nature Reserve. We're proud of what you have achieved."

Paul Hulbert, a member of the Conservation Group, said: "We're very grateful for the support we get from Dodington Parish Council. Our next work morning will be on 16 February, meeting at 10.00 am at the Nature Reserve sign at the pedestrian crossing on Shire Way, Yate. We have work that's suitable for everyone. It's a friendly group and we welcome families to come and take part."