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We are delighted to report that our two Local Nature Reserves have gained the Green Flag Community Award for 2017/2018. This is now the ninth consecutive year we have received this award in recognition of the work we do over the year to maintain the sites.

A record number of parks and green space...

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We had another excellent turnout with 16 volunteers attending this morning's session.

Most of the group concentrated on clearing the bridle path now that most of the leaves are off the trees. The leaves are swept into piles and then moved onto large tarpaulin sheets before being transferred into...

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Despite at least 4 of our regulars being away on holiday, we still had a respectable turnout of 9 members for today's session.

  • As it has been several months since the bridleway was attended to, five of us spent the session clearing away all the soil that had washed down from the hills along with p...

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A very damp October morning saw seven hardy folks attending today's work session.

  • Three days ago some very antisocial person (or persons) had a fire on the edge of the football pitch and burnt a lot of metal cans, a couple of metal rods and then poured purple paint over the lot. It took one member...

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A sunny morning saw 11 volunteers attend, which was an excellent turnout considering that several regulars were away on holiday .

Apart from the usual two people who carry out the litter pick on both reserves, the priority for the rest of the group was cutting back vegetation on many of the lesser...

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We had a good turnout of 14 volunteers today, which included three newcomers. New folk coming to help out is always great (especially as they were younger than any of our usual regulars!). They said they'd enjoyed themselves so we are hopeful they will come again.

The priority today was more veget...

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12 volunteers attended this morning's working session and the priority was to clear vegetation from many of the paths. The following jobs were completed:

  • The path alongside the Sandy Lane entrance was cleared of encroaching grass and 300 litres of bark chippings were laid. We shall need the same a...

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A sunny, but cool spring morning saw 10 volunteers attend today's session. The jobs completed were :

  • The wildflower area near Brookside Ave was raked over and the usual annual cornfield seed was sown. Let's hope we have a little rain fairly soon to help germination.

  • The wildflower area at the...

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After a cold few days this morning was a perfect winter morning without a cloud in the sky and feeling pleasantly warm.

We had another great turnout with 17 volunteers which included two new people who intend to become members. Today was the second part of our helping in Broxtowe's Clean and G...

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Today we had another excellent turnout of 16 members on what turned out to be a dry and mild morning.

As we had agreed to take part in the Council's Clean and Green campaign the Mayor and Mayoress of Broxtowe visited us today. They addressed our group and thanked us for helping to maintain this...

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