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Today should have been our normal working session but obviously with the continuing restrictions in place this was not possible, and sadly may not be for some time to come. The important thing is of course to comply with these restrictions and keep individuals and others safe.

Even though the two...

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After seemingly like endless days of rain and wind it was great to have a sunny morning for today’s working session. We had 9 volunteers today and decided the best option was to concentrate on the Sandy Lane Open Space reserve and do a general clear up after the strong winds and rain.

  • We cut down...

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On a very grey day, with light rain falling, not many volunteers were expected to turn out for this session. We were already aware that six of our regulars were unable to attend through illness or simply being away for the weekend.

Nevertheless, six hardy souls did brave the weather and managed t...

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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

Click to Download (pdf)

The newsletters are added to the website a few weeks after paid members recieve their copies, so if you want to rec...

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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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