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On a perfect autumn morning we had a brilliant turnout of 18 volunteers which included four new members, all young and fit!

  • Contractors had been clearing all the burnt gorse and broom since last Wednesday (3rd) and are coming back on Monday (8th) to complete the chipping and to spray the bracken...

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On another hot and sunny day we had 11 members turn out which was quite good as 3 of regulars were away for the weekend. Work completed on both reserves was as follows:

  • The six new Green Flag signs for 2018/2019 were erected.

  • Two paths that were badly overgrown were cleared.
  • Broom w...

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On what was a very hot summer's day 12 volunteers braved the sunshine, all were well armed with water bottles and wearing suitable protection against the sun (28⁰C).

Most of the group concentrated are clearing overgrown paths.

We also removed a medium size sycamore tree and cleared a dead ha...

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With today's work session falling on Easter Sunday, the turnout was understandably low with just 4 hardy souls attending. Nevertheless we still managed to get all the priority jobs accomplished. These were:

Splitting up the snowdrops to cover a larger area at the Alexandrina Plantation entrance.

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On a very warm sunny morning we had 12 volunteers attend, and the jobs completed where as follows:

  1. A large area of rosebay willow herb was cut down to ground level before it had started to flower. Usually this is something that's gets forgotten until it is going to seed and much as we like it it...

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Luckily after a very wet week today was dry and also quite sunny. The cold weather didn't seem to put anyone off and we had 13 members attending.

Two of us installed an additional step near the viewpoint where soil erosion had meant that the first step had become quite steep and we also did a bit...

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Today was the first dry day of the week (and 2018) and on a sunny but cold morning we had a good turnout of 12 members which included another new member.

Usually in January we have always used this session for the big litter pick and the Council have collected the rubbish the following day. Havin...

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The private land recently sold at auction lies to the east of the Sandy Lane bridleway and runs as far as the public footpath between Kingsdown Mount and Heather Rise. It covers an area of 11.5 acres.

Whilst this land is adjacent to the two local nature reserves, known as Alexandrina Plantation L...

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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:

  • Another Award for Our Group
  • The Wildflower Areas
  • Work Session Report July to September 2017
  • Crocus Bulb...

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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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