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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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On a very grey day, with light rain falling, not many volunteers were expected to turn out for this session. We were already aware that six of our regulars were unable to attend through illness or simply being away for the weekend.

Nevertheless, six hardy souls did brave the weather and managed t...

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Here's the latest quaterly newsletter from the Friends.

Featured in this issue:

  • Working Session Report: October to December 2019
  • AGM - 4th November

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The newsletters are added to the website a few weeks after paid members recieve their copies, so if you want to rec...

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Volunteers from the Friends of Bramcote Ridge celebrated their 20th anniversary last week, doing what they do best by planting hazel trees and wildflower bulbs at the Green Flag award winning Bramcote Ridge Local Nature Reserve.

The group was joined by the Practical Conservation Volunteers and t...

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This was an extra session following on from last week's 'normal' monthly session. We will return to the usual first Sunday of the each month again from 2nd February onwards.

Today we had 8 members turnout for planting the 100 hawthorn etc whips to restore some weaker sections of the hedgerow th...

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On a dry and bright morning we had an excellent turnout of 15 members, who were also joined by 3 people from the Practical Conservation Volunteers as well as Chris Riley from Broxtowe Borough Council and the Mayor of Broxtowe.

This session was devoted to the planting of twenty hazel trees and...

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