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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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10 members were at today's session and we were again lucky to have a sunny morning. Sadly the edging to the path which was replaced last month had been removed so first of all we had to cut new pieces of branches.

The jobs we completed today were:

  • Replacing the two sections of edging to the...

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A good turnout of 13 members on a cold but dry morning. We had three specific jobs today. These were:

  • The final two sections of the edging to the path alongside the wildflower area were completed today.

  • A number of dead gorse bushes near the rocky outcrop on Alexandrina Plantation were...

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After 24 hours of continuous rain on the previous day it was a relief to see the sun out this morning.

We had a good turnout of 12 members and completed the following jobs:

  • On Alexandrina Plantation we replaced a section of the edging to the path alongside the wildflower area and also s...

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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 2015/2016 (another update).
  • Working Session Report November to January 2015.
  • ...

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