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For the last work session of 2016 we had another good turnout of 13 members, on a day which was ideal for working.

We finally cleared the last few trees that had been growing within the avenue of trees and started on clearing some of the sawn off branches. We will complete this next month...

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Notes of AGM Meeting held on Monday 7th November 2016 at 7:30pm at Bramcote Memorial Hall.

18 members present. Apologies from D. & M. Woodward, A. Evans, C. Metcalf, K. & S. Ravnkilde, C Bridgwater. Norman Clyde-Watson was in the Chair.

1.Matters Arising from AGM 2015

  • AOB: Change of Constitu...

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On a cold morning we had an excellent turnout of 16 members so were able to tackle some quite strenuous jobs.

  • More work was done on the double avenue of trees we started on last month. Today we cut down all the trees which had grown in the centre of the avenue which were mostly fairly small in thi...

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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:

  • Wildflower Areas - This Year and Next Year's Plans
  • New Signs
  • Working Session Report August to October 2...

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Despite four of our regulars being unavailable today we still had nine volunteers on a perfect sunny October morning and still completed the scheduled jobs. These were:

  • Carrying out minor repairs to two of the steps leading from Thoresby Road.
  • Litter picking on both reserves.
  • Removing invasive...

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Another good turnout of 12 members this morning resulting in a very productive session.

The jobs we completed were as follows:

  • The bridle path was cleared of mud and tree debris and then swept.
  • The steps leading down to Thoresby Road were also cleared of debris and swept and the pavement are...

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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 2016/2017
  • Work Session Reports: May to July 2016
  • Wildflower Areas
  • Broxtowe...

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Eleven members came to today's session. Amongst the tasks undertaken...

  • Two members cleared the numerous areas of bramble and other vegetation that was overhanging the bridle path

  • Another two did the usual litter pick and at the same time washed the various signs dotted about the reser...

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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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