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On a cold morning and light rain having just stopped we had seven members turning out plus two others; a 14 year old pupil doing his Duke of Edinburgh bronze award with his mother. All were very carefully socially distanced at the initial meeting and within a few minutes went off in small groups.

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Despite an unfavourable weather forecast for Sunday morning the rain paused during the time everyone worked and we even had an hour of sunshine!

Seven volunteers turned up, including another new member, and thanks to Helene’s emails to everyone the other day we avoided six people meeting together...

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Here's the latest quaterly newsletter from the Friends.

Featured in this issue:

  • Covid-19
  • Working Session Report July 2020 to September 2020
  • Trees
  • Green Flag Community Award 2020

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The newsletters are added to the website a few weeks after paid members recieve t...

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All judging of Green Flag sites was suspended this year but the Green Flag organisation announced a few months ago that awards would still be made this year based on different methodology.

This year the awards will be based on the last full assessment each site had.This was especially fortunate...

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Only 3 members turned out this morning; no doubt some being put off by the early morning weather forecast of light rain and yesterday’s continual moderate rain all day.

Nevertheless, they managed to clear another of the overgrown paths on Alexandrina Plantation reserve.

After that they moved...

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On a perfect weather day we had 11 volunteers turn out. It was especially pleasing to welcome 3 new members who have just joined.

The jobs completed were :

  • The paths leading from the stile near Heather Rise were all cleared of overhanging bramble and other greenery.
  • An area where hazel sapli...

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It was good to be able to restart working sessions again and despite many regular volunteers saying they would not be comfortable to restart yet there was a good turnout of 8 members.

  • After a few months of enforced neglect, the priority was attending to overgrown pathways and a a good start was...

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After a short hiatus in publishing our quarterly newsletters due to the national lockdown, we are back with the latest edition from the Friends.

Featured in this issue:

  • Covid-19
  • Working Session Report January 2020 to June 2020
  • Woodland Areas
  • Very Sad News

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The...

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Today should have been our normal working session but obviously with the continuing restrictions in place this was not possible, and sadly may not be for some time to come. The important thing is of course to comply with these restrictions and keep individuals and others safe.

Even though the two...

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After seemingly like endless days of rain and wind it was great to have a sunny morning for today’s working session. We had 9 volunteers today and decided the best option was to concentrate on the Sandy Lane Open Space reserve and do a general clear up after the strong winds and rain.

  • We cut down...

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