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28 members were present; Iris Clarke sent her apologies.

Dr. Sheila Wright from the Natural History Museum, Wollaton Hall, spoke about Bats. Using beautiful slides, she talked about the bats' life cycle, biology and habitat, and dispelled several myths about them. She dwelt in particular on the...

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Friends of Bramcote Ridge - Meeting of 5 November 2001

24 people present. Apologies from Glyn Yeoman, Rodney and Barbara Dexter and Doreen Smith.

Before the AGM Geoff Smith talked about his horticultural work with mentally handicapped people at Bestwood Community Centre. With a class of 8 and...

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There were 33 present.

Walter Grauberg, as chairman of the group, welcomed in particular those who had come in response to letters distributed to residents of Bramcote View and Wollaton living near the Ridge.

He briefly traced the history of the group from its formation in 1999, its aim to pro...

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17 members present.

There was no formal meeting,but John Appleton spoke about the BBC Garden Bird Survey undertaken in January on one day for one hour. There were 40,000 replies, 90 species identified, of Which the starling was most common. The waxwing, kingfisher and over-wintering blackcap wer...

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24 members were present. Apologies were received from Geoff. Smith and Alan Clark.

The speaker for the meeting was Margaret Cooper who talked about the historical background of Bramcote.

It was a Saxon village, mentioned in the Doomsday Book as having 4 lords in charge. The first chapel was b...

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21 members present. Apologies from Linda and Phil Whitt.

Regretfully the advertised talk on hedgehogs did not take place, as the speaker from 'Hedgehog Care' did not wish to bring a live animal during the present Foot and Mouth crisis. Hopefully the talk will be given at another time.

A few no...

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Slide show. 17 Friends and 4 visitors from the Wollaton Natural History Society were present to see slides shown by Ron Price from that society on 'Images from Nature '. Walter welcomed the visitors and introduced the speaker, who showed a large number of superb photos in close up of flowers, pla...

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33 people present, including some prospective new members. Walter introduced Tim Crawford from Broxtowe Borough Council as someone who had constantly supported the Friends of Bramcote Ridge.

Tim Crawford had come to Nottingham in the early 1980s. His official position now was Environmental Ser...

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The meeting was attended by 19 members and Dave Johnson from Bramcote Hills Comprehensive School.

Stapleford Carnival. This had been successful. Laurence reported that, taking account of the cost of making bird boxes, the net profit amounted to £58.82, but some of the boxes has been sold since....

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Meeting attended by 17 members and Chris Riley from Broxtowe Borough Council. Apologies from Norman Clyde-Watson.

Path. Amanda Blicq, Chief Landscape Architect at Groundwork Greater Nottingham, who handles our application has been on holiday. Walter hopes to report at the next meeting. Chris Ri...

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