Blog & News


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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12 volunteers attended this morning's working session and the priority was to clear vegetation from many of the paths. The following jobs were completed:

  • The path alongside the Sandy Lane entrance was cleared of encroaching grass and 300 litres of bark chippings were laid. We shall need the same a...

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A sunny, but cool spring morning saw 10 volunteers attend today's session. The jobs completed were :

  • The wildflower area near Brookside Ave was raked over and the usual annual cornfield seed was sown. Let's hope we have a little rain fairly soon to help germination.

  • The wildflower area at the...

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