Friends of Garthorne Road Nature Reserve Annual General Meeting

Tuesday 25th January

Sorry for the very late notice. We are holding our Annual General Meeting at 8pm tonight to elect committee members and discuss upcoming events and issues if you are interested. We are using Zoom here is the details. Zoom details:[https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84473967071…](https://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/us02web.zoom.us/j/84473967071?pwd=NWFqd2xZOVVmNUR5TFg2b3pxUjRpQT09__%3B!!CVb4j_0G!AL31GAe7z5ZC46FifCE91B1QMaeinWjwGIVXWhK6pZufTb2CqBhBhGZAw2k1c-efmsL16NrD6A%24)Meeting ID: 844 7396 7071
Passcode: 006249

Workday result 11th December 2020

On a nice warm winter day three volunteers arrived and once signed in we then go to the railway loop path where we was going to construct a dead hedge from the brash from the Network Rail work which was done to prevent leaves on the line. The volunteers also cut back regrowth of Ash, Sycamore and the invasive Holm Oak also cleared a large oak that had blown over on to the ‘live’ rail and could of caused a problem to commuters?. We tied it with rope and cut it back to the fence-line and incorporated the cut wood in to the dead hedge.

Conservation volunteering for 2022

Volunteer cutting stakes for dead hedging

The Friends are restarting their Conservation volunteering after the break and we be extending the session to 2 per month during the winter and will be doing a range of jobs such as constructing dead hedges to clearing invasive species to improve the sites biodiversity if you are interested please click one of the button below to book your place for the forthcoming dates.

Saturday 8th January 2022

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Saturday 22nd January


Please book your place go to Garthorne Road Nature Reserve volunteering page. Please bring lunch and drinking water and wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty and sturdy shoes (preferably steel toe cap boots). Please bring own work gloves if you have your own?, as we have limited amount and will be washed after use.There is no toilets on site you can find a bush if requiredTickets will be offered on a first come first serve basis. There will be a waitlist so if you book a ticket but something comes up and you can no longer attend please cancel your ticket on Eventbrite so that it will become available for someone else.We’ll continue to maintain the following precautions: Volunteer numbers will be limited per session (may increase or decrease depending on site/activity).Please do not attend if you have symptoms of COVID-19 or have been asked to isolate by the NHS Test and Trace.If you do have Covid-19 symptoms or need to isolate and get tested, please inform me should you test positive after recently attending a volunteer session. I will then inform other attendees and advise/take the necessary safety precautions.

Public Transport:

Nearest Railway Station: Honor Oak Park (10 mins), Buses: Honor Oak Park P4,P12 (10 mins), Brockley Rise : 122,171,171 (10 mins), Stanstead Road 185,122 (15 mins)