Bulb planting – Saturday 26th October 2019

It’s been a long while since we last had a working party…. So I’m hoping you’ll be up for one this Saturday.
I suggest we meet up at 9:30am on the verge in front of the Holiday Inn. That’s assuming enough people will be available for a couple of hours!
I thought it would be appropriate to plant some of the daffodill bulbs near the commemorative tree we planted for Trevor Silk who died earlier this year and was instrumental in starting planting bulbs around the villages.
Hope to see you, please let me know if you can make it.

Working Party: Saturday 13th April 2019

9:30am Loading mulch in The Cemetery
10am (approx) tree planting by The Orchard in Manor Field


Many thanks to all who helped with building the duck defenses for the new wildflower area on The Green. They haven’t been breached!
We’ll be meeting up again this Saturday 13th April on Manor Field. This time we will be to planting two English Oak trees to mark the two entrances to the Community Orchard.
If anyone would be able to help me load the trees and some mulch beforehand that would be great. I’ll be at The Cemetery at 9:30am. As soon as we’re loaded we’ll transfer to The Orchard.
As usual all tools provided, plus refreshments, just bring your enthusiasm.
Looking forward to seeing you there.

Working Party – Sat 23rd March – The Cemetery

This Saturday we’ll be meeting up at the Cemetery. There are a few jobs required but I’m sure yet which ones we’ll tackle.
Jobs include:-
Collecting soil for a new wildflower bed and taking it to The Green. Also making duck protection for seeded area.
Retrieving bagged trees from the brambles.
Re-potting and sorting others by the fence and organising the tree nursery
Removing wire from hedge.
Well decide on the morning so will meet by the fence between the allotments and the Cemetery.
Also thanks to everyone for helping last Saturday to dismantle and put away the igloo. I know lots of people have said how nice it’s been to have for more than just the Grotto event so I’ll ask the PC to consider permanent installation.
I know it’s short notice but look forward to seeing you if you can make it.


Calling all elves!

Your help is greatly needed to transform the Crossing Keepers Hut into Santa’s Grotto.
There’s a lot to do and a variety of jobs from erecting and decorating the main tree, setting out the power, hanging the lights & decorations, spreading chippings, covering the igloo, erecting the gazebo, decorating the hut, building and decorating the little trees, setting out the reindeer, inflating Santa, possibly setting up a glow trail, ushering the queue, minding the fires etc….
We’ll be there from 10am until about 8pm so if you are available to help anytime that would great!
The lights will be switched on at approximately 4:45pm and tickets will go on sale before welcoming Santa at 5pm.
There’ll be pre recorded music and live entertainment from the Salvation Army Band and singers from Histon Baptist Church. If you (or a friend) would like to perform any suitable entertainment please let me know. The guides are hopefully offering mulled wine. There’ll also be plenty of food and drinks available at the pub, pllus Station Stores will be open as usual.
Many thanks for any offers.
Hope to see you there!
Relive the magic of previous years:

Working Party – Saturday 24th Nov – Copse / Crossing Keepers Hut


Many thanks to those who helped plant 2 sacks of daffodil bulbs by the Holiday Inn entrance last Saturday. Also on the previous Saturday when we planted 2000 crocus bulbs in the shape of a giant poppy in Homefield Park by the large beech tree. We just need to wait until springtime to see the results 😊
This Saturday we’ll be meeting up at The Copse by the Crossing Keepers Hut to spread chippings and build an igloo in readiness for Santa’s visit.
As usual all tools and refreshments will be provided. We just need you!
Hope to see you,

Daffodills Working Party -Saturday 17th November 2018 09:30

There will be a working party this Saturday (17th November) to plant daffodill bulbs at the entrance to the village near the Holiday Inn.

Come and help brighten up the village entry for the spring after all the deforestation that the A14 team have done a bit further down.

No experience or tools are required, sturdy shoes are recommended.

We will meet from 09:30am at the holiday Inn entrance.

Enviro working party Saturday 18th March from 9:30am @ The Cemetery

Many thanks for everyone’s help so far in getting the six new trees planted at The Cemetery. It was so good to get them in before the snow.
We’ll be meeting up again this Saturday to do the finishing touches. This will involve tying the trees to their stakes, adding some more mulch and spreading fresh chippings in between the trees to suppress the ivy growth. Oh an probably a bit more dead hedging….
As usual all tools and refreshments will be provided. Just turn up!
Hope to see you there.

Enviro. Working Party Saturday 24th Feb 2018 at The Cemetery from 9:30am


Thanks to those who were able to join us again last Saturday. Although we were a very small group we managed to clear most of the remaining saplings and continued cut back the hedge.
As before we used all the vegetation we had removed to build a dead hedge along the B1049 boundary. This hedge serves several purposes. It not only uses up our waste material, it also provides a refuge for wildlife, creates a barrier screen and helps to absorb the traffic noise. So a good win all round.
We still have a little more clearance work to do, but we will definitely be planting and mulching the trees this Saturday. For info we have two Hornbeams, two purple plums and two Chinese Red Birch trees so lots of year round interest.
As usual all tools and refreshments (and biscuits! ) will be provided. Just bring yourself and your enthusiasm. Also sturdy shoes and thick gardening gloves are recommended, but I do have some spare gloves if needed.
Hope to see you there!