28 members present.

Norman Clyde-Watson welcomed all to the meeting.

  • Geoff Smith thanked members for their ‘Get Well’ messages and basket of fruit received during his recent illness.
  • Norman reported that some young cyclists had tried to re-establish some ramps on the Ridge but these have been removed by Broxtowe Borough Council.
  • It was noticed that fewer members had participated in the work groups recently and it was to be hoped that others would find time to help.
  • An email from a Nottingham University Volunteer Group had enquired if we had a local community project that they could become involved in. This had been passed to Broxtowe BC as it was felt that they were better able to offer a suitable project.
  • Walter Grauberg asked if anyone could help with storing a rotovator that had been donated to the Friends - any offers of help to Walter please.

Norman then introduced Guest Speaker - Bill Wheatley, from Notts Wildlife Trust, who had kindly stood in at short notice. Members enjoyed a beautifully illustrated talk on 'Feathered Friends', which covered all aspects of birds from feathers to feeding and from habits to habitats.

Forward Dates for your Diary

Next Workday -Sunday May 21st - 10:30am Top of Sandy Lane. General Light Ground Work. Will need Secateurs and Gloves.

There will be NO meetings at the Rosegrower until September. However Heather Cox has arranged 2 walks - Please see special arrangements below.

  • WALK 1 - Monday 5th June AFTERNOON. Guided Walk around Bestwood Park, lasting approximately 1 hour. Meet at Rosegrower at 2pm.

    IMPORTANT - If you intend to join this walk, please ring Sheila Hardy - No later than Friday 26th May (leaving your Name and Telephone No.) to confirm and/or if you need transport.

  • WALK 2 -Monday 3rd July EVENING Walk around the University Park Gardens. Meet at the Rosegrower at 7pm. If you require a lift please let Sheila know (see above) by 29th June.

Heather has some tickets for a Talk by Pollyanna Pickering on 'Snow Tigers' - Wollaton Natural History Group - on Wed. 24th May – contact for details.

The meeting ended at 9:00pm.

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