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It was a very sunny and warm morning for this month’s session and we had six members turn out.

The Thoresby Road wildflower area had been rotovated earlier this week after having been treated with weedkiller almost two months ago. This made raking it over fairly easy...

... and then the seed...

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Here's the latest quaterly newsletter from the Friends.

Featured in this issue:

  • Covid-19 Update
  • Working Session Report January to March 2021
  • Trees on Alexandrina Plantation

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The newsletters are added to the website a few weeks after paid members recieve their co...

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On a really pleasant sunny morning we had a total of eight people attending and ensured that no more than six met together and were socially distanced at all times.

These eight included two 14 year olds doing there D of E bronze award with there dads who worked with them.

  • Most of the edging to...

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Here's the latest quaterly newsletter from the Friends.

Featured in this issue:

  • Covid-19 Update
  • Working Session Report October 2020 to December 2020
  • New Members

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The newsletters are added to the website a few weeks after paid members recieve their copies, so if...

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On a cold morning and light rain having just stopped we had seven members turning out plus two others; a 14 year old pupil doing his Duke of Edinburgh bronze award with his mother. All were very carefully socially distanced at the initial meeting and within a few minutes went off in small groups.

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Despite an unfavourable weather forecast for Sunday morning the rain paused during the time everyone worked and we even had an hour of sunshine!

Seven volunteers turned up, including another new member, and thanks to Helene’s emails to everyone the other day we avoided six people meeting together...

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Here's the latest quaterly newsletter from the Friends.

Featured in this issue:

  • Covid-19
  • Working Session Report July 2020 to September 2020
  • Trees
  • Green Flag Community Award 2020

Click to Download (pdf)

The newsletters are added to the website a few weeks after paid members recieve t...

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All judging of Green Flag sites was suspended this year but the Green Flag organisation announced a few months ago that awards would still be made this year based on different methodology.

This year the awards will be based on the last full assessment each site had.This was especially fortunate...

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Only 3 members turned out this morning; no doubt some being put off by the early morning weather forecast of light rain and yesterday’s continual moderate rain all day.

Nevertheless, they managed to clear another of the overgrown paths on Alexandrina Plantation reserve.

After that they moved...

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On a perfect weather day we had 11 volunteers turn out. It was especially pleasing to welcome 3 new members who have just joined.

The jobs completed were :

  • The paths leading from the stile near Heather Rise were all cleared of overhanging bramble and other greenery.
  • An area where hazel sapli...

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