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Despite four of our regulars being unavailable today we still had nine volunteers on a perfect sunny October morning and still completed the scheduled jobs. These were:

  • Carrying out minor repairs to two of the steps leading from Thoresby Road.
  • Litter picking on both reserves.
  • Removing invasive...

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Another good turnout of 12 members this morning resulting in a very productive session.

The jobs we completed were as follows:

  • The bridle path was cleared of mud and tree debris and then swept.
  • The steps leading down to Thoresby Road were also cleared of debris and swept and the pavement are...

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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:

  • Green Flag Community Award 2016/2017
  • Work Session Reports: May to July 2016
  • Wildflower Areas
  • Broxtowe...

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Eleven members came to today's session. Amongst the tasks undertaken...

  • Two members cleared the numerous areas of bramble and other vegetation that was overhanging the bridle path

  • Another two did the usual litter pick and at the same time washed the various signs dotted about the reser...

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Our reserves are again named as being amongst the best in Britain.

A record 1600 parks and green spaces across the UK received either the Green Flag Award or the Green Flag Community Award this year.

The chairman of The Friends of Bramcote Ridge said,

"We are delighted to receive a Green...

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11 members attended today's session and for the first time this week it was sunny and dry!

  • Three of the smaller paths were completely blocked with a mixture of bramble, nettles, bracken and hogweed so we cleared these.

  • Two of the group also cleared the thick mud which always accumulate...

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With several of our regulars on holiday we still managed to have 9 people turn out on a very sunny day and the following task were undertaken:

  • the bridle path was swept to clear the accumulated tree debris and overhanging branches were cut back.
  • all main paths on both reserves were also cleared...

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As the two wildflower areas were not rotovated until May 13th it was necessary to organise an additional session on May 16th, when six of us raked the areas to a fine tilth and then sowed the seed. We should, hopefully, still get a colourful display from July onwards.

The grass was then...

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Today saw one of our best turnouts to date with with 15 members attending. With such a good showing, we were able to complete the following jobs:

  • Litter picks on both reserves.

  • The daffodils on Thoresby Road side were dead-headed (to make the area look tidier but more importantly to stre...

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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:

  • Working Session Report February to April 2016.
  • Wildflower Areas.
  • Looking Ahead.
  • Summer Walk.

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