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A sunny and frosty morning saw an excellent turnout of 16 members (including two new ones).

Traditionally this first session of the new year has been used for a major litter pick when we delve in to all the minor paths and check out areas where larger items have been dumped in the past. This year...

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There was a good turnout of 12 members today and the following jobs were completed :

The barbed wire attached to the fence running alongside this path was removed on safety grounds as the private owner of this fence has ignored requests to deal with this.

Two dead trees which were...

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After a very rainy start to the day, the sun was shining by the time we began and so the 10 members who attended this session made the best of what turned out to be a perfect autumn morning.

Today's main task was to install the final two "Welcome to your Local Nature Reserve" signs. All four...

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A perfect dry and sunny early autumn morning saw 10 members attending this session and undertaking the following...

  • Three members cleared undergrowth from the short path adjacent to the widlfower area, near the entrance at the top of Sandy Lane. After clearing the unwanted vegetation, wood chips...

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A lovely late summer morning saw 10 members turn out for this work session. This was especially good considering 5 of our regulars were away on holiday. Work across the reserves entailed:-

  • Removal of several large branches which were overhanging some of the paths. These were sawn into smaller p...

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9 members turned out for today's session. The main task entailed removing all the flowering heads from the rosebay willow herb to prevent it seeding and spreading outside its present two main areas.

Also, following yet another heavy storm on Friday, the bridleway needed all the washed dow...

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11 members turned up for this session, during which the majority of the work entailed cutting back and clearing the vegetation (mainly brambles and nettles) that had begun to restrict, and in some places completely block, paths throughout the reserves.

Elsewhere two members carried out...

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Eight members attended today's session and as the Green Flag judging has still not taken place we concentrated on making sure the reserves looked as presentable as possible.

  • A damaged step on the path leading from Thoresby Road was made safe. A permanent repair to this will be carried out later....

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Despite this being a bank holiday weekend, and with several of our regulars being away for the weekend, we still managed a group of eight members along with the 7-year-old grandson of one of our members.

Today we planted 26 field poppy modules in the two areas already seeded at the entrance to th...

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Nine of our members came to the working session which, although slighty less than usual, was still a good turnout considering that at least four of our 'regulars' were away from home.

The priority for the day was to thoroughly rake over the two annual wildflower areas which had been rotovated for...

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