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Guided Walk. 16 members took part in an evening walk on Monday 5th June, in which Geoff Fewkes pointed out some of the plants that grow in on the Ridge. How many of us can spot cow parsley (abundant); seeps sorrel, garlic mustard (frequent); hedge woundwort, germander speedwell, red & white campio...

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Path. Walter reported on the present situation. Amanda Blicq from Groundwork Greater Nottingham has been given the measurements for the proposed length and width of the path and has estimated the cost of materials and hire of a roller at £2500. She expressed some doubts as to whether we had the...

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17 present. Apologies from Geoff Fewkes and Doreen Smith.

The work of the BTCV (British Trust for Conservation Volunteers). John Ankers, project officer at the Local BTCV, was due to give this talk but had to withdraw because of family illness. Martin Lockett substituted for him.

BTCV is now...

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21 members were present. Apologies were received from Iris Copper. Mr J G woodhouse, the former owner of Banfield Farm had hoped to attend: he will try to do so in the autumn

The meeting was mainly devoted to a fascinating talk by Mr Charles Lowe on the history of the family rose growing and nur...

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18 members present. Apologies from Linda & Phil Whitt, Doreen & Geoff Smith, Geoff Fewkes and Iris Clarke

The main item was a talk by John Appleton on Birdlife on the Ridge. Illustrated with his own colour sketches and sound recordings, and interspersed with readings by his wife Sandra from a coll...

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1. Apologies

…were received from Iris Clarke and Chris Riley

2. Constitution

The Draft text, as proposed by the Steering Committee, and previously circulated, was discussed in detail and some amendments made. Adoption of the revised text was proposed by Jack Bignell and seconded by Bob Sm...

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1, Bracken. The bash on Sunday 6th August was again very successful. Looking ‘well hammered’ it seems to have had enough for this season. Unfortunately, it will sprout again nest spring and will require further attacks. Well done to all who helped.

2, Brierley Park. Terry Birch, Chairman of...

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1, Copies of an article in the Evening Post on Tuesday 13 July about the Friends of Bramcote Ridge were distributed.

2, The working party on July 11 had done a good job in moving the branches left from the tree cutting down to Thoresby Road, where they were later removed by Council workmen.

3, E...

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1, The Bracken bash - was successful, with 12 people participating

2, Exhibition - A minimum display area of 3ft x 3ft available, probably more. Large scale OS maps too costly, maps from Broxtowe BC seem usable, with contours added. One would show selected vegetation (Geoff Ward), the other, b...

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1, Geoff Fewkes was warmly thanked for leading the walk on 17 May. A programme of work was distributed for three Sunday morning Sessions at 10:30am to bash bracken and pull rosebay on 27 June, 11 July and 8 August. (Meet at the top of Sandy Lane).

Perhaps Richard Phipps, who is making a video...

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