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We had 11 volunteers this morning and fortunately the weather was ideal for working.

The Council had given us a selection of silver birch and elder and someone from Canopy 2050 had supplied a lot of hawthorn and a few yew all of which looked really strong and healthy.

  • The area alongside the h...

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We had a good turnout of 12 members and the following jobs were completed:

  • All the repaired and new bird boxes (14 in total) were erected split between the two reserves.

  • The wildflower triangle near the entrance to the Alexandrina Plantation reserve was scarified and a long meadow seed mix...

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In a change from the norm, this session was devoted to delivering promotional leaflets for the Friends to local residences and litter picking the streets whilst doping so.

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Thirteen members attending this session and Broxtowe Council had supplied plenty of litter pickers, refuse bags and hi-vis...

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Due to the snow we had to cancel this morning's work session on Bramcote Ridge.

Nevertheless, some site users did manage to make the most of the weather conditions. 2023-12 So, it just remains to wish all our members, supporters and partners a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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Even though we had a sunny morning only 6 volunteers attended this morning’s session.

The jobs completed were:

  • The bird boxes were cleaned out although 5 were taken away for repair.

  • Eight beech saplings were planted in the gaps in the hedgerow.
  • Much of the overgrown vegetation alongsid...

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We had seven members turning up for this morning’s session and considering three of our regulars were unable to attend today this was a reasonable number.

  • Following the really heavy rain and thunderstorm we had over this past week, the priority was to clear the bridle path of the amount of soil...

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Despite the perfect morning for working we only had 5 volunteers attending.

We installed the six new Green Flag Community Award notices for 2023/2024 and cleared some overhanging branches on the main paths.

Two of the group cleared the broom that was encroaching onto the heathers that a...

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After a day of non stop rain on Saturday we were relieved to have a bright morning for today’s session.

  • We had 10 members attending and two of us spent most of the time removing the Green Flag Community Award notices for 2022/23 ready for replacing with the 2023/24 notices.
  • They also cleared...

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On a pleasant morning we had 6 members attending this morning's session.

  • We concentrated on paths etc on Alexandrina Plantation and the main two we cleared were one leading down the steps just after “Walter’s seat” which had been severely overgrown mainly with broom but also some gorse. 2023-07b
  • Whils...

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We had a reasonable attendance of nine members on a sunny and warm Sunday morning.

Now that things are growing rapidly the work today was centered on pruning and cutting back overgrown paths. In particular we cleared a well used path that leads off the main circular path on Alexandrina Plantation...

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