Our last bat box inspection undertaken around the many local woodlands continued to reveal a good occupancy of bats. A licenced team visited each of the scores of boxes erected to help these species survive in an environment of an ever decreasing suitable habitat. We found that many box fixings required loosening to compensate for tree expansion and some had to be removed for repair where damage due to falling branches etc., had occurred. All unoccupied boxes are cleaned out so that evidence of recent occupancy can be proved on the next visit. A report of all our findings is made each year and forwarded to Natural England.