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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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A low turnout of only 7 members meant the planned jobs had to be scaled back and just the priority jobs were tackled. These were:

  • A litter pick across both reserves saw significantly more than usual amount of rubbish collected, and removed from ythe sites.
  • 6 new bat boxes erected.
  • The two...

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The first sunny day for over a week saw 16 members turning out to help with the work on the reserves. The Mayor of Broxtowe, Councillor Iris White, and Chris Riley from Broxtowe Borough Council also came along to help plant seedlings in the newly laid hedge. This will fill in the gaps and help to...

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The weather was kind to us on this Sunday, following a week of almost unrelenting rain and winds.

14 of the group turned out for what we have always called "our annual clear up". Even though the amount of litter collected was far less than a few year's ago the group still managed to fill seven b...

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