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A lovely late summer morning saw 10 members turn out for this work session. This was especially good considering 5 of our regulars were away on holiday. Work across the reserves entailed:-

  • Removal of several large branches which were overhanging some of the paths. These were sawn into smaller p...

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9 members turned out for today's session. The main task entailed removing all the flowering heads from the rosebay willow herb to prevent it seeding and spreading outside its present two main areas.

Also, following yet another heavy storm on Friday, the bridleway needed all the washed dow...

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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:

  • Grassland Restoration Area Update.
  • New Signs.
  • Broxtowe Wildlife Day.
  • Working Session Report April to ...

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We are very pleased and proud to announce that our two reserves have again been awarded the Green Flag Community Award for 2014/2015 for a sixth successive year. The formal confirmation was received a few days ago and read:

On behalf of the Green Flag Award team and the Department for Communi...

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11 members turned up for this session, during which the majority of the work entailed cutting back and clearing the vegetation (mainly brambles and nettles) that had begun to restrict, and in some places completely block, paths throughout the reserves.

Elsewhere two members carried out...

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Four new welcoming signs have been designed with the assistance of Broxtowe Borough Council’s graphics department. These will be erected at the entrances on Maidstone Drive, Brookside Avenue, Heather Rise and the Sandgate car park (near the steps leading up to the play area). They will hopeful...

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Eight members attended today's session and as the Green Flag judging has still not taken place we concentrated on making sure the reserves looked as presentable as possible.

  • A damaged step on the path leading from Thoresby Road was made safe. A permanent repair to this will be carried out later....

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Following the work undertaken earlier in the year to remove the topsoil, the final stage was carried out on Friday 2nd May when a Council contractor harrowed the whole area and also sowed the grass seed.

The seed is a mixture of native grasses. The frequent heavy showers in the followin...

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Despite this being a bank holiday weekend, and with several of our regulars being away for the weekend, we still managed a group of eight members along with the 7-year-old grandson of one of our members.

Today we planted 26 field poppy modules in the two areas already seeded at the entrance to th...

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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:

  • Sandy Lane LNR Grassland Restoration Update.
  • Working Sessions January to March 2014.
  • Wildflower Areas o...

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