Spreading Chippings – 9:30am Saturday 24th April @ The Coppice (opp No.6)


Thanks to everyone for all their help last Saturday with planting last bed and watering & mulching all the others in the Rec.Play area – it looks great! It was hard going in the heat so the ice cream van was a welcome sight at the end!

The chippings in The Coppice have been hanging around for a while now and are becoming a bit of a nuisance….. so we’ll be meeting up once again this Saturday at the usual time of 9:30am at The Coppice (opp.No.6) to spread them – unfortunately we didn’t have time to do this the last time we were there!

If you live nearby and can spare a little time (before the footie) we would really appreciate your help. Or perhaps you know someone who lives nearby, if so please let them know we’ll be working in their patch. If you can’t help us with the spreading the chippings, then perhaps you could lend us a barrow or boil a kettle for our tea break! This time there’s only the chippings to be spread and a little chainsaw work on some conifers so it should be a short working party!

As usual all tools and refreshments will be provided, so just turn up! As much or as little time as you can manage would be very useful.

Looking forward to seeing you.


Working Parties 2010

Happy New Year!

I hope everyone had a lovely time over the festive period.
Also many thanks to everyone who helped with all the various activities we got up to last year – we couldn’t have done any of it without everyone’s energy and enthusiasm.

2010 is looking busy already so please be sure to add enviro.volunteers these dates to your diary:-

Saturday 16th January, 9:30am – Meet at the Brook (the duck pond opp. the Phoenix)
Saturday 23th January, 8:00am-3:00pm – Chipping machine in Histon and Impington – get your early pruning done and use this Free service, don’t forget to put your xmas tree in too! Chipping locations at IVC, The Brook, The Crescent. Times to be confirmed and advertised later. All chippings will be used on woodland footpaths in the village.
Sunday 31st Jaunary 10:30am – Meet at Clay Close Lane for a walk before a pub lunch to celebrate our 4th anniversary!
Saturday 6th February 9:30am – Meet at The Copse (opp. The Railway Vue) litterpick plus tree & hedge planting.
Saturday 6th February 10:00am
– Meet at The Coppice litterpick.
Saturday 13th February 9:30am
– Meet at The Copse (opp. The Railway Vue) Tree & hedge planting.

As usual there are always a variety of tasks, so there’s something to suit everyone, plus all tools and refreshments are provided.

Looking forward to seeing you!

Saturday 7th November – More Bulb Planting


Many thanks to everyone who, despite the
miserable weather, came along to last Saturday’s bulb planting.
Fortunately it wasn’t too long before the
rain stopped… unfortunately though it didn’t soften the ground!
We did however manage to dig a long trench and plant a sack and a half of bulbs, all before 11am. So there was plenty of time left, for those who wanted to, to get along to Ann’s Tea/Coffee fundraiser with all those deliciously tempting cakes.
We’ll be meeting up again this Saturday for the usual monthly litterpick at the Coppice. Erika has also kindly offered to rotavate the new bed opposite the hotel but will need a little help loading and unloading the trailer. We’ll also finish off planting the remaining bulbs.
Please come and join in any or all of these activities – we’ll be starting off at 9:30am near the village sign on the B1049 to plant the bulbs
As usual all tools, refreshments and gloves will be provided.
Hope to see you there!

Working Party – Saturday 10th October – The Copse

Hi Everyone,
As some already know the next enviro.volunteer activity will be on Saturday 10th October. We’ll be meeting up at the main entrance opposite the Railway Vue pub at 9:30am
Those who came to the pub last Thursday will know that The Copse has had a full tree survey, so we’ve now got a map indicating the trees which require some work. A few of us did an initial walk through and although there are a few trees which need to be felled by the professionals there is still some work we could do. So you won’t be surprised to hear there’ll be the usual ivy clearance, plus removal of dead branches, sapling sycamores and levelling out the soil around Anglia Water’s manhole covers.
Hope to see you there, as usual all tools will be available – plus biscuits and a cuppa!
Just turn up.