Work Party Dates 2015-16

Date Time Location
11/10/2015 Sun 10.00am – 12.00pm Down Grange Meadow
22/10/2015 Thu 14.00pm – 16.00pm The Old Orchard
01/11/2015 Sun 10.00am – 12.00pm The Old Hedgerow
12/11/2015 Thu 14.00pm – 16.00pm Down Grange Meadow
22/11/2015 Sun 10.00am – 12.00pm The Old Orchard
03/12/2015 Thu 14.00pm – 16.00pm The Old Hedgerow
13/12/2015 Sun 10.00am – 12.00pm Down Grange Meadow
07/01/2016 Thu 14.00pm – 16.00pm The Old Orchard
17/01/2016 Sun 10.00am – 12.00pm The Old Hedgerow
28/01/2016 Thu 14.00pm – 16.00pm Down Grange Meadow
07/02/2016 Sun 10.00am – 12.00pm The Old Orchard
18/02/2016 Thu 14.00pm – 16.00pm The Old Hedgerow
28/02/2016 Sun 10.00am – 12.00pm Down Grange Meadow
10/03/2016 Thu 14.00pm – 16.00pm The Old Orchard
20/03/2016 Sun 10.00am – 12.00pm The Old Hedgerow
07/04/2016 Thu 14.00pm – 16.00pm Down Grange Meadow
17/04/2016 Sun 10.00am – 12.00pm The Old Orchard
Meeting Points
Homesteads Road interpretation board Down Grange Meadow
Kendal Gardens The Old Orchard
Footpath between Coniston Road and Down Grange (Behind 77-155 Coniston Road) The Old Hedgerow

 

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Work Party Dates for 2014-15

Date Date Location
12/10/2014 Sun 10.00am – 12.00pm Down Grange Meadow
23/10/2014 Thu 14.00pm – 16.00pm The Old Orchard
02/11/2014 Sun 10.00am – 12.00pm The Old Hedgerow
13/11/2014 Thu 14.00pm – 16.00pm Down Grange Meadow
23/11/2014 Sun 10.00am – 12.00pm The Old Orchard
04/12/2014 Thu 14.00pm – 16.00pm The Old Hedgerow
14/12/2014 Sun 10.00am – 12.00pm Down Grange Meadow
08/01/2015 Thu 14.00pm – 16.00pm The Old Orchard
18/01/2015 Sun 10.00am – 12.00pm The Old Hedgerow
29/01/2015 Thu 14.00pm – 16.00pm Down Grange Meadow
08/02/2015 Sun 10.00am – 12.00pm The Old Orchard
19/02/2015 Thu 14.00pm – 16.00pm The Old Hedgerow
01/03/2015 Sun 10.00am – 12.00pm Down Grange Meadow
12/03/2015 Thu 14.00pm – 16.00pm The Old Orchard
22/03/2015 Sun 10.00am – 12.00pm The Old Hedgerow
09/04/2015 Thu 14.00pm – 16.00pm Down Grange Meadow
19/04/2015 Sun 10.00am – 12.00pm The Old Orchard
Meeting Points
Homesteads Road interpretation board Down Grange Meadow
Kendal Gardens The Old Orchard
Footpath between Coniston Road and Down Grange (Behind 77-155 Coniston Road) The Old Hedgerow

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Spring 2014 Update

The Meadow -Flash news!

At the end of April and beginning of May a cuckoo has been heard calling in Down Grange Meadow several times, for the first time (certainly since 2006). Regrettably  our ornithology expert  did not hear a reply….  so  it may not stop but  search on.

The Orchard

What a wonderful blossom Spring this is proving to be! Lets hope that this translates into a  good fruit year.

As we  finished the Spring working season we  just about finished the mini-dead hedges we  have been creating over last few months. What i the idea?

Early on in our plans for the Orchard we had a  natural break point between the kick-about grass area and the beginning of the Community Orchard proper by the oak trees. This was never  very  clearly  indicated but  a few years ago  we asked some of the local youngsters to plant some  shrubs along that line – 5 years later some of them have done very well – others have been slower  to  grow. What was needed was  a  support frame to enable them to be  encouraged to form a hedegrow –  so we created the  narrow dead hedging you can see, tied the scramblers to it and  ‘layed’ the hazels along it. In time this will then become a ‘live hedgerow’  instead of the ‘dead’ one.

Further into the Orchard area there is another small arc of dead hedging which has been treated in the same way and again , in time , will form a live hedge. neither of these features is intended to grow more than  four feet high but should present the  birds and insects with  flowers and berries during the year.

 

 

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New e-Newsletter

We have instigated a new bi-monthly e-newsletter for our members and supporters and hope that these will be more topical. (These are PDF documents that may take a few seconds to load!)

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