Annual Public Meeting

Penrith & District Red Squirrel Group (P&DRSG) are hosting their Annual Public Meeting at Penrith Rugby Club, Carleton Avenue, Penrith CA11 8RQ on Monday July 16th 2018 @ 7.30pm. Doors open at 7pm for complimentary teas & coffees. The pay bar will be open for those wishing to have something a bit stronger and we will have our usual merchandise stand.

This meeting comes at a very important time for the future of the group and for Red Squirrel conservation. We do urge you to attend if at all possible. Please bring any friends who might be interested.

Please find agenda below:

  • Welcome/Chairman's Report - Robert Benson
  • Treasurer's Report/Squirrels update - Julie Bailey
  • Membership Drive - Bill Pettigrew
  • Guest Speaker - Ian Jack ('Seed to Saw')

Ian is a professional forestry manager with a great interest in Red Squirrel conservation. He is also one of our Trustees.

Please join us if you can, we'd love to see you there.

Kind Regards

Julie Bailey - P&DRSG Administrator/Treasurer

We are volunteers who aim to:

  • Promote the conservation of the red squirrel population in their natural habitat within Penrith and district and their protection from extinction.
  • Advance education and conduct research concerning the red squirrel population.


We were founded in 1994 by local people concerned that they would lose their red squirrels if something was not done about grey squirrels encroaching on the area and becoming established as they had in the rest of England.


We will continue to promote the view that red squirrel conservation is predominantly about grey squirrel control until an alternative strategy is developed.


The group became a registered charity in 2006 and now has a network of supporters, members and volunteers plus dedicated Red Squirrel Rangers covering the whole of our area which has expanded to nearly 600 square miles.