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Despite rain falling steadily we had ten hardy souls turn out for the traditional big new year clean up.

All areas of the two reserves were thoroughly checked and several bags of small item rubbish (cans, wrappers, bottles, carrier bags etc) were filled. There were also quite a few large items c...

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After another very stormy week there was plenty to do and luckily we had 13 members today.

The Council had mown the wildflower areas in the last few weeks and even though the cutting machine collects most of the dead vegetation the Council had asked if we could rake these areas to remove the that...

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On a real autumnal day with golden/yellow leaves cascading down, spectacular spider webs showing well with the early morning dew and the landscape obscured with fog this was an ideal day for working on the ridge. We had eight members today and we completed the following tasks:

  • The bird boxes on t...

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We had a very good turnout with 13 members at today's working session and so were able to tackle a good variety of jobs. These were:

  • Clearance of the steps leading from Thoresby Road and also cutting back vegetation overhanging the pavement on that section of the Thoresby Road that is alongside o...

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On a really sunny morning we had nine volunteers turn up.

  • We concentrated today on the Alexandrina Plantation reserve and completed the following:

  • The steps leading from Thoresby Road were cleared of debris and then swept. A step which had begun to rot was replaced. Nearly all these steps...

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Only six volunteers attended work session today, which is almost our lowest ever turnout. Hopefully this is just a blip due to holidays

Despite the low turnout we managed to complete the scheduled jobs for today which included:

  • opening up two very overgrown pathways

  • removing some ov...

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After a very hot and humid week today's weather was much fresher and ideal for working. As we had 10 volunteers turn up, we split into two groups in order to tackle the large amount of work needing urgent attention across both reserves.

Five of us spent the morning clearing vegetation from three...

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Eight members turned out for the session and we concentrated on jobs on the Alexandrina Plantation.

The strong winds of the past week had brought a lot of debris down onto the bridle path so four of us spent the morning clearing this and also cutting back any encroaching vegetation.

We also cl...

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Despite the early heavy rain and light drizzle at the start of the session we still had 9 hardy volunteers turn out.

Firstly, we forked over and raked the small area where people had been walking to avoid the wet muddy section of path that runs alongside the wildflower area near the Sandy Lane en...

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We had a surprisingly good turnout of 11 members considering it was Easter Sunday and four of our regulars had already offered thier apologies for this session.

The two priority jobs today were to plant the 100 plug plants of Bulbous Buttercups and Harebells in the new grassland area and also to...

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