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Today we had another excellent turnout of 16 members on what turned out to be a dry and mild morning.

As we had agreed to take part in the Council's Clean and Green campaign the Mayor and Mayoress of Broxtowe visited us today. They addressed our group and thanked us for helping to maintain this gr...

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The forecast of light rain thankfully turned out to be wrong so we had a cloudy but dry morning to work in. Today we had 13 volunteers and we completed the following jobs:

  • The bridle path was cleared of leaves and tree debris.
  • Several overhanging dead branches on the bridle path were cut down a...

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On a perfect autumn morning we had a brilliant turnout of 18 volunteers which included four new members, all young and fit!

  • Contractors had been clearing all the burnt gorse and broom since last Wednesday (3rd) and are coming back on Monday (8th) to complete the chipping and to spray the bracken...

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With several members on holiday we only had 8 volunteers on what was a really pleasant sunny day without it being too warm. The jobs completed were as follows:

  • Yet another extra step was installed in the area just beyond Walter's seat. This probably won't be the last as the erosion on this path is...

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On another hot and sunny day we had 11 members turn out which was quite good as 3 of regulars were away for the weekend. Work completed on both reserves was as follows:

  • The six new Green Flag signs for 2018/2019 were erected.

  • Two paths that were badly overgrown were cleared.
  • Broom w...

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On what was a very hot summer's day 12 volunteers braved the sunshine, all were well armed with water bottles and wearing suitable protection against the sun (28⁰C).

Most of the group concentrated are clearing overgrown paths.

We also removed a medium size sycamore tree and cleared a dead ha...

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On a very warm sunny morning we had 12 volunteers attend, and the jobs completed where as follows:

  1. A large area of rosebay willow herb was cut down to ground level before it had started to flower. Usually this is something that's gets forgotten until it is going to seed and much as we like it it...

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This work session fell on another bank holiday weekend, but this time we had a very reasonable turnout of ten members on a beautiful spring day with not a cloud in the sky.

The ridge at the moment is looking really good with bluebells, wild garlic and cowslips in flower and very little litter aro...

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With today's work session falling on Easter Sunday, the turnout was understandably low with just 4 hardy souls attending. Nevertheless we still managed to get all the priority jobs accomplished. These were:

Splitting up the snowdrops to cover a larger area at the Alexandrina Plantation entrance.

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Due to heavy snow today's work session was regettably cancelled, but here's a couple of photos.....


The Friends are always looking for extra pairs of hands to help out or to simply support their work, so...

  • to find out when the next work session will take place, click here, or
  • to fi...

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