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After another very stormy week there was plenty to do and luckily we had 13 members today.

The Council had mown the wildflower areas in the last few weeks and even though the cutting machine collects most of the dead vegetation the Council had asked if we could rake these areas to remove the that...

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Notes of AGM Meeting held on Monday 2rd November 2015 at 7:30pm at Bramcote Memorial Hall.

16 members present. Apologies from MV Chamberlain, DE Swetnam, M Snow, KS Ravnkilde.

1. Matters Arising from AGM 2014

*Number of paid up Members is good, but 'Working Members' are sometimes thin on th...

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On a real autumnal day with golden/yellow leaves cascading down, spectacular spider webs showing well with the early morning dew and the landscape obscured with fog this was an ideal day for working on the ridge. We had eight members today and we completed the following tasks:

  • The bird boxes on t...

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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.
  • Devil's Steps.
  • Working Session Report August to October 2015.
  • P...

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We had a very good turnout with 13 members at today's working session and so were able to tackle a good variety of jobs. These were:

  • Clearance of the steps leading from Thoresby Road and also cutting back vegetation overhanging the pavement on that section of the Thoresby Road that is alongside o...

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On a really sunny morning we had nine volunteers turn up.

  • We concentrated today on the Alexandrina Plantation reserve and completed the following:

  • The steps leading from Thoresby Road were cleared of debris and then swept. A step which had begun to rot was replaced. Nearly all these steps...

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Only six volunteers attended work session today, which is almost our lowest ever turnout. Hopefully this is just a blip due to holidays

Despite the low turnout we managed to complete the scheduled jobs for today which included:

  • opening up two very overgrown pathways

  • removing some ov...

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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. News Update.
  • Grassland and Wildflower Areas on Our Two Reserves.
  • Pathway Re...

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The two local nature reserves managed by The Friends of Bramcote Ridge have recently been informed that they have received the Green Flag Community Award for 2015/16.

This is the seventh consecutive year they have obtained this award, and it is a fitting tribute to the hard working volunteers w...

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After a very hot and humid week today's weather was much fresher and ideal for working. As we had 10 volunteers turn up, we split into two groups in order to tackle the large amount of work needing urgent attention across both reserves.

Five of us spent the morning clearing vegetation from three...

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