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We had another excellent turnout with 16 volunteers attending this morning's session.

Most of the group concentrated on clearing the bridle path now that most of the leaves are off the trees. The leaves are swept into piles and then moved onto large tarpaulin sheets before being transferred into...

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A perfect autumn morning saw our best turnout of the year with 18 people coming along, including one young person undertaking his Duke of Edinburgh bronze award accompanied by his mother.

Today had been set aside for the planting of 1700 crocus corms, some of which had been given to us by Woll...

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Following the decision to cease holding regular meetings and produce quarterly newsletters instead, you can download the latest newsletter from the Friends here.

Featured in this issue:

  • Another Award for Our Group
  • The Wildflower Areas
  • Work Session Report July to September 2017
  • Crocus Bulb...

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A very damp October morning saw seven hardy folks attending today's work session.

  • Three days ago some very antisocial person (or persons) had a fire on the edge of the football pitch and burnt a lot of metal cans, a couple of metal rods and then poured purple paint over the lot. It took one member...

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Despite at least 4 of our regulars being away on holiday, we still had a respectable turnout of 9 members for today's session.

  • As it has been several months since the bridleway was attended to, five of us spent the session clearing away all the soil that had washed down from the hills along with p...

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A sunny morning saw 11 volunteers attend, which was an excellent turnout considering that several regulars were away on holiday .

Apart from the usual two people who carry out the litter pick on both reserves, the priority for the rest of the group was cutting back vegetation on many of the lesser...

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We are delighted to report that our two Local Nature Reserves have gained the Green Flag Community Award for 2017/2018. This is now the ninth consecutive year we have received this award in recognition of the work we do over the year to maintain the sites.

A record number of parks and green space...

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The Parks and Environment team are keen to hear from as many residents and users of the Alexandrina Plantation open space as possible to help to continue to improve the facilities and help them ensure it meets the Broxtowe Parks Standard.

If you would like to help towards this goal, you can comp...

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Following the decision to cease holding regular meetings and produce quarterly newsletters instead, you can download the latest newsletter from the Friends here.

Featured in this issue:

  • Further Update On Planned New Path
  • A Blooming Success
  • Broxtowe Borough Council Needs Your Views
  • Work Se...

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We had a good turnout of 14 volunteers today, which included three newcomers. New folk coming to help out is always great (especially as they were younger than any of our usual regulars!). They said they'd enjoyed themselves so we are hopeful they will come again.

The priority today was more veget...

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