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Here's the latest quaterly newsletter from the Friends.

Featured in this issue:

  • Working Session Report: October to December 2019
  • AGM - 4th November

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Volunteers from the Friends of Bramcote Ridge celebrated their 20th anniversary last week, doing what they do best by planting hazel trees and wildflower bulbs at the Green Flag award winning Bramcote Ridge Local Nature Reserve.

The group was joined by the Practical Conservation Volunteers and 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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Notes of AGM meeting on 4th November 2019 held at 7.30pm at Bramcote Memorial Hall.

22 members present. Apologies from Stan Heptinstall and Cherry Foston. Helene Laanest was in the chair.

1. Matters Arising from AGM 2018

  • Golf Course land: no change from last year's update.

The following R...

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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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Here's the latest quaterly newsletter from the Friends.

Featured in this issue:

  • New Path Completed plus Other Works
  • Working Session Report: July to September 2019
  • Next Working Dates.
  • We are sorry to be saying goodbye to...

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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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On a perfect sunny and not-to-warm morning we had 10 members attend, and considering this was one of the last weekends of the holiday period it was quite a reasonable number.

The jobs completed were as follows :

  • The six new posters for our Green Flag Community Award for 2019/2020 were put up....

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