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Merry Christmas from the Friends of Sharphill Wood

Merry Christmas from the Friends of Sharphill Wood

We will be holding our Boxing day walk on 26/12/2015 starting at the Peveril Road entrance to the field at 10:30. If you would like to join us you will be very welcome. Please were appropriate footwear and clothing for the weather conditions. Wellies or walking boots and water proofs.

 
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Notice of Christmas Social and Boxing Day Walk

Friends,

In the absence of a meeting, we will be holding our usual Christmas Social. We would be pleased if you can join us on Tuesday 8 December 2015 at the Test Match, Gordon Road from 7:30pm when we will be informally chatting about what we have achieved this year and what we may plan for 2016.

I'll send out a reminder nearer the time, but we will also be having a walk around the wood on Boxing Day Saturday 26 December 2015 commencing at 10:30am from Peveril Drive.

If you are unable to attend either event we wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Friends of Sharphill Wood

 
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work party 22/11/2015

Once again we had fine weather, and most of us managed to stay sheltered from the cold wind. We were delighted to welcome the 4th West Bridgford scouts, who helped us to plant whips donated by the Woodland Trust. We planted mainly blackthorn in gaps along the eastern boundary, dog rose and elder along the sides of the main and western paths near the north end, and hazel in the north-west zone. Some of the scouts helped barrow wood chip from the pile at the southern end to where it was needed as mulch around the whips. We succeeded in planting all the whips apart from the crab apple. Also Chrissie planted an oak tree grown in her garden from an acorn, and Phil and Ben cleared fallen ash branches from some of the paths, the result of recent gales.
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Next Work Party 22/11/2015

Sunday 22nd November, 09.45 till approx. 13.00 (although anyone is welcome to come down for part of the session). If sufficient people wish to do so, we may extend into the afternoon, but bring a packed lunch if you anticipate staying.

Young or old, no experience necessary and there’s always something to do even if you can’t do heavy work. Children under 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and all children aged 16 or 17 must have the written permission of a parent or guardian. Vulnerable adults must be accompanied by their carer.

 
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Housing Development adopted October 2015

Please click here

to view Melton Road, Edwalton

DEVELOPMENT FRAMEWORK

SUPPLEMENTARY PLANNING DOCUMENT

Adopted October 2015

Page 53 shows the map for Sharphill wood

 
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Work Party 25/10/2015

We had fine weather again today and made the most of it. Bill, Mike and Rod had all brought along some whips they had grown in their gardens, and they planted those in various parts of the wood, clearing space as appropriate. Altogether 13 oaks and 2 hawthorns were planted. The other main task was further dead-hedging towards the top of the western perimeter, using more donated posts to hold the material in place. As usual, we collected a load of litter.

by John Elwell

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our next work party is 25/10/2015

Tomorrow 25/10/2015 is our next work party we will be meeting at the top of Peveril Drive at 09:45. If you are looking to join please dress for the weather and ground conditions. Don`t forget food and a drink. :-)

Don`t forget the clocks go back tonight !

 
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extra work party 11/10/2015

At this specially-convened work party we were delighted to welcome the Meadow Covert scout troop for the first time. About a dozen scouts, along with three adults (leaders and a parent), were present and helped us to tackle a couple of important jobs. One job was to dig up some of the larger perennial weeds on the main path, in the hope of reducing encroachment in future years. About 30-35m, from the wood chip pile northwards, was treated, and it will be interesting to see how this fares next summer, in comparison with the rest of the path. The other task was to continue dead-hedging to block more of the gaps along the western side (including one that was blocked last time with stakes but which has subsequently been dismantled).
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