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21 members present. Apologies from Linda and Phil Whitt.

Regretfully the advertised talk on hedgehogs did not take place, as the speaker from 'Hedgehog Care' did not wish to bring a live animal during the present Foot and Mouth crisis. Hopefully the talk will be given at another time.

A few no...

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Slide show. 17 Friends and 4 visitors from the Wollaton Natural History Society were present to see slides shown by Ron Price from that society on 'Images from Nature '. Walter welcomed the visitors and introduced the speaker, who showed a large number of superb photos in close up of flowers, pla...

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33 people present, including some prospective new members. Walter introduced Tim Crawford from Broxtowe Borough Council as someone who had constantly supported the Friends of Bramcote Ridge.

Tim Crawford had come to Nottingham in the early 1980s. His official position now was Environmental Ser...

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The meeting was attended by 19 members and Dave Johnson from Bramcote Hills Comprehensive School.

Stapleford Carnival. This had been successful. Laurence reported that, taking account of the cost of making bird boxes, the net profit amounted to £58.82, but some of the boxes has been sold since....

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Meeting attended by 17 members and Chris Riley from Broxtowe Borough Council. Apologies from Norman Clyde-Watson.

Path. Amanda Blicq, Chief Landscape Architect at Groundwork Greater Nottingham, who handles our application has been on holiday. Walter hopes to report at the next meeting. Chris Ri...

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Guided Walk. 16 members took part in an evening walk on Monday 5th June, in which Geoff Fewkes pointed out some of the plants that grow in on the Ridge. How many of us can spot cow parsley (abundant); seeps sorrel, garlic mustard (frequent); hedge woundwort, germander speedwell, red & white campio...

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Path. Walter reported on the present situation. Amanda Blicq from Groundwork Greater Nottingham has been given the measurements for the proposed length and width of the path and has estimated the cost of materials and hire of a roller at £2500. She expressed some doubts as to whether we had the...

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17 present. Apologies from Geoff Fewkes and Doreen Smith.

The work of the BTCV (British Trust for Conservation Volunteers). John Ankers, project officer at the Local BTCV, was due to give this talk but had to withdraw because of family illness. Martin Lockett substituted for him.

BTCV is now...

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21 members were present. Apologies were received from Iris Copper. Mr J G woodhouse, the former owner of Banfield Farm had hoped to attend: he will try to do so in the autumn

The meeting was mainly devoted to a fascinating talk by Mr Charles Lowe on the history of the family rose growing and nur...

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18 members present. Apologies from Linda & Phil Whitt, Doreen & Geoff Smith, Geoff Fewkes and Iris Clarke

The main item was a talk by John Appleton on Birdlife on the Ridge. Illustrated with his own colour sketches and sound recordings, and interspersed with readings by his wife Sandra from a coll...

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