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Here's the latest quarterly newsletter from the Friends.

Featured in this issue:

  • Working Sessions Report January to March 2023
  • Canopy 2050

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Because of unforeseen circumstances, the regular email reminding members of the working session and jobs to be undertaken was not sent out. This, combined with the start of the school holidays, could have meant some of our regulars were on holiday resulted in a record low attendance of only three pe...

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We had 11 volunteers attend this morning and the jobs completed were as follows:

  • The wildflower area alongside Thoresby Rd was cleared of last summer’s plants, then forked over and finally raked ready for new seed to be sown in either late April or the first week of May. 2023-03b
  • Bramble and broom wer...

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On a perfect sunny winter morning we had 7 volunteers at today’s working session.

  • We removed the final two bird boxes from the Alexandrina Plantation reserve so work can now begin on repairing these boxes ready for erecting in the autumn.

  • The bridle path was again swept clean.
  • The final...

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We had 12 volunteers for this morning’ session.

Apart from undertaking the usual litter collection on both the reserves, the rest of the group concentrated on clearing all the dead bracken, bramble 2023-01b and other vegetation from alongside the hedge on the Markham Rd reserve. 2023-01a This will allow the lig...

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Here's the latest quarterly newsletter from the Friends.

Featured in this issue:

  • Working Sessions Report October to December 2022
  • Green Flag Community Award 2023/2024

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The newsletters are added to the website a few weeks after paid members receive their copies,...

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Today we had 9 members this morning and all the scheduled jobs were completed.

These jobs were:

  • Clearing the really muddy section at the bottom end of the bridleway which wasn’t dealt with last month. 2022-12b
  • Replacing the rest of the edging to the footpath alongside the wildflower area near the S...

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Notes of AGM meeting on 7th November 2022 held at 7.30pm at Bramcote Memorial Hall.

Attendance

Chair: Helene Laanest

Committee present: John Appleton, Jane Hardman, Steve Severn, Eric Curtis (Treasurer), Nick Woodier (Secretary/ minutes)

Total in attendance: 16

Apologies from: Elizabeth Da...

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We had 9 members this morning and the jobs completed were as follows:

  • 120 wild daffodil bulbs were planted on Alexandrina Plantation in the perennial wildflower area. 2022-11a

  • Two trees on the Markham Rd reserve were cut down and cleared. One had fallen across a path and the other was just being...

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We had 12 members this morning on what was a really pleasant autumn day.

The main job this morning was clearing out the existing bird boxes, removing any that needed repair, and erecting two new boxes. This was completed and all the boxes had been used with only one where the bird had been distur...

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