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We had eleven members this morning on what was a perfect autumn day and were really lucky after the rain we have had this week.

The jobs completed on the reserves were as follows:

  • The two alcoves at the beginning of the main path leading from Markham Rd were cleared of the new growth that had co...

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We only had seven members this Sunday morning even though the weather was ideal, but perhaps this was because it was the end of a bank holiday week.

The jobs completed were:

  • The overhanging bramble and nettles were cut down on the bridle path and it was also swept to clear the accumulated tree d...

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We had an excellent turnout of 13 members today on what was a pleasantly cool morning.

  • The priority was clearing all the minor paths on Alexandrina Plantation, some of which had become completely impassable whilst others needed attention to clear overhanging bramble, bracken etc.
  • We also cleare...

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Only five members turned out today. Others were perhaps put off by the forecast of rain, but fortunately we missed that. Despite lower than usual numbers, we still however managed to complete some essential tasks.

  • One of the steps we put in several years ago had partly rotted and this was repla...

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It was cloudy but warm with light rain forecast for later on. There were ten members present today and between us we completed the following:

  • Gravel keeps getting washed down onto the road at the Sandy Lane entrance so this was swept up and moved to the path alongside the wildflower area which is...

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It was a very sunny and warm morning for this month’s session and we had six members turn out.

The Thoresby Road wildflower area had been rotovated earlier this week after having been treated with weedkiller almost two months ago. This made raking it over fairly easy...

... and then the seed...

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On a really pleasant sunny morning we had a total of eight people attending and ensured that no more than six met together and were socially distanced at all times.

These eight included two 14 year olds doing there D of E bronze award with there dads who worked with them.

  • Most of the edging to...

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On a cold morning and light rain having just stopped we had seven members turning out plus two others; a 14 year old pupil doing his Duke of Edinburgh bronze award with his mother. All were very carefully socially distanced at the initial meeting and within a few minutes went off in small groups.

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Despite an unfavourable weather forecast for Sunday morning the rain paused during the time everyone worked and we even had an hour of sunshine!

Seven volunteers turned up, including another new member, and thanks to Helene’s emails to everyone the other day we avoided six people meeting together...

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Only 3 members turned out this morning; no doubt some being put off by the early morning weather forecast of light rain and yesterday’s continual moderate rain all day.

Nevertheless, they managed to clear another of the overgrown paths on Alexandrina Plantation reserve.

After that they moved...

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