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On another hot and sunny day we had 11 members turn out which was quite good as 3 of regulars were away for the weekend. Work completed on both reserves was as follows:

  • The six new Green Flag signs for 2018/2019 were erected.

  • Two paths that were badly overgrown were cleared.
  • Broom w...

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Here's the latest quaterly newsletter from the Friends.

Featured in this issue:

  • An Appeal from the Chair
  • Green Flag Community Award
  • Pathway Application
  • Work Session Report April to June 2018
  • Unwanted Tools
  • Wildflower Areas and Fire Damage

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The newsletters ar...

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The private land recently sold at auction lies to the east of the Sandy Lane bridleway and runs as far as the public footpath between Kingsdown Mount and Heather Rise. It covers an area of 11.5 acres.

Whilst this land is adjacent to the two local nature reserves, known as Alexandrina Plantation L...

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Following the decision to cease holding regular meetings and produce quarterly newsletters instead, you can download the latest newsletter from the Friends here.

Featured in this issue:

  • Work Session Report January to March 2018
  • Practical Conservation Volunteers
  • Membership and Other News
  • M...

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The two local nature reserves managed by The Friends of Bramcote Ridge have, once again, been awarded the Green Flag Community Award for 2018-2019. This is the tenth consecutive year they have obtained this award, and it is a fitting tribute to the hard working volunteers who regularly devote th...

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On what was a very hot summer's day 12 volunteers braved the sunshine, all were well armed with water bottles and wearing suitable protection against the sun (28⁰C).

Most of the group concentrated are clearing overgrown paths.

We also removed a medium size sycamore tree and cleared a dead ha...

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On a very warm sunny morning we had 12 volunteers attend, and the jobs completed where as follows:

  1. A large area of rosebay willow herb was cut down to ground level before it had started to flower. Usually this is something that's gets forgotten until it is going to seed and much as we like it it...

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This work session fell on another bank holiday weekend, but this time we had a very reasonable turnout of ten members on a beautiful spring day with not a cloud in the sky.

The ridge at the moment is looking really good with bluebells, wild garlic and cowslips in flower and very little litter aro...

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With today's work session falling on Easter Sunday, the turnout was understandably low with just 4 hardy souls attending. Nevertheless we still managed to get all the priority jobs accomplished. These were:

Splitting up the snowdrops to cover a larger area at the Alexandrina Plantation entrance.

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Due to heavy snow today's work session was regettably cancelled, but here's a couple of photos.....


The Friends are always looking for extra pairs of hands to help out or to simply support their work, so...

  • to find out when the next work session will take place, click here, or
  • to fi...

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