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12 members turned out for the work session held on 6 October. As per usual there were plenty of tasks to be undertaken across the two reserves.

We have two county rarites on the site, and wherever possible we focus on helping these survive and prosper.

Firstly, Ivy was cleared from the trunk of...

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This session saw the 12 members who turned out undertake various tasks around the reserves.

Eric and Sam (our Duke of Edinburgh Award volunteer) prepared 9 birdboxes for erection later in the year - this involved attaching mounting battons to the rear and screwing metal nest hole plates to the fr...

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For this session, 10 members turned out and we concentrated on clearing the sand and leaf litter that had accumulated in the low spot on the Sandy Lane Bridleway following the recent heavy rains.

To get back to the firm path surface, members of the group dug out a section of mud approx 10m in le...

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Following a very poor start to the season caused by the exceptionally long and cold winter, the numbers of several species of butterflies have really bounced back, helped by the the prolonged hot spell.

Recorded numbers of ringlets. gatekeepers, peacocks, small whites and small skippers...

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Lottery funding has been obtained for some hedge laying, bracken and grass clearance, and some additional signage. The area to be cleared of bracken and grass will be replanted and/or seeded with heathers. This work is being done to make the area more beneficial for breeding birds, bees and other...

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On our working session on 7th July 14 members attended and we finished topping with gravel the steps installed in May as settlement had resulted in a potential hazard.

We also cleared many of the minor pathways of overhanging nettles, bramble etc and also cleared the bridle way of fallen debris a...

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19 Members present. Apologies received from Claire Clyde-Watson.

Chairman Norman Clyde-Watson welcomed members to the meeting -

Notices
  • Green Pennant Award – There had been no further news re the Green Pennant application which had been delayed. It was uncertain whether an Inspector or ..

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Due to the heavier than normal rainfall during the 'summer' of 2012, the popular path leading from the outcrop/viewpoint down through the woodland towards Brookside Avenue became seriously eroded and quite difficult to use. To limit further run-off damage and ease access the Friends installed 3 st...

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20 Members present. Apologies received from Claire Clyde-Watson

Chairman Norman Clyde-Watson welcomed members -

Notices
  • Green Flag – Despite several difficulties in accessing the website, a submission for 2013 had been made, but as yet no response. Many thanks to Sandra Appleton for her...

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Notes of AGM Meeting held on Monday 5th November 2012 at Bramcote Memorial Hall

24 members present. Apologies from A.Evans, M.Curtis, B. Dexter.

Norman Clyde-Watson in Chair welcomed all to the meeting.

1. Matters Arising from AGM 2011
  • Membership – Few new members, especially younger...

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