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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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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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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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A dry day with brief sunshine and 11 members attending.

We also had two people from Practical Conservation Volunteers who were to clear the bank of broom alongside the path at the viewpoint, so, to make sure this was completed two of our members joined them. Three of us carried on with clearing...

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On what turned to be a dry and sunny morning, despite an unfavourable forecast all week, we had a great turnout of 15 members.

  • Three members of the Conservation Volunteers also came to clear the substantial amount of bramble and bracken that had grown alongside the hedge adjacent to the grassla...

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Despite a confident forecast of heavy rain throughout Sunday morning and then moderate rain in the afternoon by the time we were ready to start work the sun was out and stayed out all morning!

We knew five of our regulars would we unable to come and perhaps the forecast put off others so we only h...

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