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The access from the corner of Markham Road onto Sandy Lane Local Nature Reserve has always been of concern due to it being very steep and both difficult and dangerous to anyone wanting to use a wheelchair, mobility scooter or even a pushchair. Our previous chairman with the help of Chris Riley fro...

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We are once again delighted to report that our two Local Nature Reserves have gained the Green Flag Community Award for 2019/2020. This is now the eleventh consecutive year we have received this award in recognition of the work we do over the year to maintain the sites.

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Here's the latest quaterly newsletter from the Friends.

Featured in this issue:

  • Entrance Path from Markham Road: Great News
  • Working Session Report: April to June 2019
  • Next Working Dates.

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

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After being told by six of of our regulars that for a variety reasons they were unable to attend today's session I was quite surprised that we managed to get nine members attending. It was a sunny morning and with little breeze and also quite warm.

  • Many paths were now getting overgrown and even th...

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After several humid days this morning was much fresher with just a few bits of very light rain. We expected today's turnout to be low as several people had already confirmed they would be missing for one reason or another and this is what happened with only 8 volunteers coming. We still managed to...

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We had 11 members turnout out this morning on a dry cloudy morning. The numbers were less than recent sessions but as often happens on a bank holiday weekend several regulars were away on holiday.

Today we concentrated on getting the two wildflower areas ready for new seed to be sown.

  • The area...

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Here's the latest quaterly newsletter from the Friends.

Featured in this issue:

  • Thank You Norman and Sheila
  • Your New Committee
  • Working Session Report: January to March 2019
  • And Finally...

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A dry cloudy morning and eleven members were present. The jobs completed were:

  • An Ivy clad Hawthorn that had collapsed onto the bridleway earlier this week was cut down and moved away from the path. Part of the tree was still alive so it will hopefully regrow to fill in the gap. Two other trees on...

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Despite steady drizzle, and several regulars having already let me know they couldn't attend today, we still had a good turnout of 14 volunteers. The jobs completed were as follows:

  • The wildflower area alongside Thoresby Road was enlarged so that it is now about double the size it was. The grass w...

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On a very cold but sunny morning we had ten members attend today's session and between us we completed the following jobs.

  • Four of the group again swept the leaves from the bridle path.
  • The usual litter pick was completed on both reserves.
  • The rest of us concentrated on clearing overhanging b...

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