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There was a good turnout of 12 members today and the following jobs were completed :

The barbed wire attached to the fence running alongside this path was removed on safety grounds as the private owner of this fence has ignored requests to deal with this.

Two dead trees which were...

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Notes of the Annual General Meeting held on 3rd November 2014 at Bramcote Memorial Hall.

11 Members present. Apologies received from Norman and Clare Clyde-Watson, Viv Chamberlain and Eileen Fewkes.

In the absence of Norman, Sheila welcomed all to the meeting.

1. Matters arising from AGM 2013

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After a very rainy start to the day, the sun was shining by the time we began and so the 10 members who attended this session made the best of what turned out to be a perfect autumn morning.

Today's main task was to install the final two "Welcome to your Local Nature Reserve" signs. All four...

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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 Final Update.
  • Green Flag Community Award.
  • Working Session Report July to Septembe...

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A perfect dry and sunny early autumn morning saw 10 members attending this session and undertaking the following...

  • Three members cleared undergrowth from the short path adjacent to the widlfower area, near the entrance at the top of Sandy Lane. After clearing the unwanted vegetation, wood chips...

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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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