Events

Events and Work through the winter.

Conservation

The Coppicing Group meet twice monthly, on the first Sunday, and the third Saturday, at 10.00 am, for 2 -3 hours in the Winter months. From April, the Summer schedule is in place (check Summer Schedule Poster when applicable).   The meeting place is at the Thatched Cottage in Bolnore Village for both days. It is conveniently close to our new tool store.  If you live outside Bolnore Village, the Thatched Cottage is accessible via the Bridleway from Ashenground Railway Bridge. The meeting place is where Renfields crosses the Bridleway.  Not all the work involves coppicing –we are also busy mowing the grassy places, and cutting back path edges. Litter picking and other light work for the less fit is also an important element. All tools are provided.

You don’t need experience –training will be given.  Please wear stout footwear.
Members and non-members are welcome, but under 16s must be accompanied by an adult, who will be responsible for them throughout.

For further information ring Patrick on 07908 067081 or e-mail him at: patrickburke@talktalk.net

Please Click on Poster Link below for more details: 

Conservation Poster – Updated

 Members of the Conservation Team working in Pond Meadow

 

CALENDAR OF EVENTS 2021:  DUE TO GOVERNMENT RESTRICTIONS FOR COVID-19 WE ARE SORRY TO REPORT THAT WE HAVE BEEN UNABLE TO CARRY OUT ANY OF OUR USUAL YEARLY EVENTS.  HOPEFULLY WE WILL BE BACK TO NORMAL IN 2022 AND LOOK FORWARD TO OUR BAT WALK, CHILDREN’S BUG HUNT, PHOTOGRAPHY AFTERNOON.  THANK YOU TO ALL OUR MEMBERS FOR THEIR CONTINUED SUPPORT.

We run some special events during the year. Members and non-members are welcome. Information about these will be posted here, on the notice boards in the woods and on our Facebook page. Events are Free of Charge to members and non-members.  Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult, who will be responsible for them throughout.

Please Click on Poster Link below for details of upcoming events:

Events booked for 2022 are as follows:

 

To View 2019 Accounts and Minutes of 2019 A.G.M:

Click Link below:-

2019 ACCOUNTS

15 MARCH 2020 AGM Minutes

 

INFORMATION LECTERNS:

Mid Sussex District Council have placed Information Lecterns in Pond Meadow, The Great Spreading Oak in Renfields, Railway Path, Boundary Path (near School),  Renfields top of Bridleway. Catts Wood and Bolnore Wood.

Sussex Stag Beetle Initiative would like you to consider making a home in your garden for Stag Beetles. It is very simple, see their instructions – click on the poster below. These fabulous creatures are our largest native beetle and they are under threat. The adult beetle only lives for a few weeks in the summer, their breeding season is very short. Their larvae develop underground, this takes several years, they live on rotting wood during this time, building up fat stores until they develop in to adults. The females remain in the area, the males fly off in pursuit of a female. (For more details of Sussex Stag Beetle Initiative, please go to their Facebook page)

Please Click on the Link below to see how to construct a Stag Beetle Log Pile

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