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Here's the latest quarterly newsletter from the Friends.

Featured in this issue:

  • Working Sessions Report July to September 2022

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This year's Annual General Meeting will be held on Monday 7th November at 7:30pm at Memorial Hall Church Street Bramcote Nottingham Nottinghamshire NG9 3HD. Please put the date in your diary and start thinking of anything you want to discuss, suggestions you want to make etc.

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We only had a very small turnout this morning, but with the exceptionally dry weather there was little work that needed urgent attention.

  • The usual litter collection was completed on both reserves.
  • The rest of us cleared bramble from around the hazel trees planted just over two years ago ......

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Another good turnout of 13 members this morning.

  • The wildflower area alongside Thoresby Rd was surrounded by mugwort, so two of us spent the session removing all of these and bagging it up so it could be removed from the reserve. Hopefully we have managed to remove it before it had set seed but...

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Here's the latest quarterly newsletter from the Friends.

Featured in this issue:

  • Green Flag Community Award 2022-2023 Retained
  • Working Sessions Report April to June 2022
  • New Members

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Probably because of the bank holiday weekend we had only 10 volunteers coming this morning.

  • We did clear the bridle path and as well as soil that had been washed down being removed the whole path was cleared to its full width and it had a really thorough sweep. DSCN8523
  • Two of the group went round all...

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A fine and warm morning saw 18 members attending, which again was another excellent turnout.

  • Today’s work was concentrated on clearing the smaller paths on Alexandrina Plantation as well as cutting back overhanging vegetation alongside the main paths and the bridle way. 2022-06a
  • Four of the group tac...

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There were 14 members attending this morning’s session with the weather fine and some sunny periods.

  • Once again the group concentrated on clearing many of the minor paths that were not tackled last month. 2022-07a
  • In addition quite a lot of clearance of the two alcoves near the beginning of the Markha...

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Here's the latest quarterly newsletter from the Friends.

Featured in this issue:

  • Hedge Laying Update
  • Working Sessions Report Jan to March 2022
  • New Member

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We had another good turnout of 16 volunteers and once again we were fortunate with the weather.

Today’s jobs completed were as follows:

  • The rest of the plug plants (about 250) were planted in the the areas designated for perennial wildflowers on both reserves. 2022-04b
  • An alcove alongside the circu...

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