Enviro Volunteers Working Party – Saturday 26th April 2014

We’ll be meeting up for another 2hr session at 9:30am in The Dole (B1049 end). We’ll continue weeding and mulching the young hedge and spreading chipping along the path. Hopefully that will be the last of the chippings here for a while!

If you can’t make the morning session…. There is another small job I’d like to do on Saturday afternoon in South Road at 2pm. It won’t require many people and shouldn’t take long ūüôā If you could¬†let me know if you can help with either or both activities that would be great.
As usual all necessary tools will be provided, plus refreshments of course.
Hope to see you there ūüôā
All help is very much appreciated.
Cheers,
Pene
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VILLAGE BIG CLEAN – Saturday 12th May 2012

I know we haven’t been out for a bit since our big push to finish laying the hedge at The Dole.
Are you suffering from cabin fever with all this rain?
It seems the last time we saw the sunshine was for our bonfire at The Allotments when we enjoyed toasted marshmallows and bbq sausages!
I know we need it but I’m finding it very frustrating that we can’t get outside and get on with some of our usual enviro. activities – you’ve probably noticed some piles of chippings for the paths.
Anyway we will be getting out again soon.!
As many of you already know we won’t be meeting up this Saturday for our usual litter picking, instead we’re joining others for a BIG Village clean up on Saturday 12th May.
We’ll still meet at the usual time 9:30am but instead we’ll meet in front of the library. We’ll be joining the WI group (and hopefully some new volunteers) and will try to cover as many roads as possible.
As usual all equipment will be provided and everyone is welcome, all you need to do is simply turn up!
Hope to see you.
Thanks,
Pene

The final stretch & lunch! Saturday 31st March from 9:30am @The Dole (off B1049)

Thanks again for everyone’s help last week – we managed to get the blackthorn bushes planted, lay another section of hedge¬†and¬†dig out some brambles.

Well we really on the home straight now, so we’ll be¬†meeting up again this Saturday 31st March¬†at The Dole (off B1049)¬†at the usual time¬†9:30am.

However this time we thought we’d we would need slightly longer session to complete the task…….. so we have decided to have a short break for some lunch too.

To help with catering plans please let me know if you can join us for lunch.

Otherwise just pop along for as long as you can manage.

Remember all tools and refreshments are provided,  we just need your help and enthusiasm!

Working Party – Saturday 17th March – hedge + chippings at the Dole

Hi,

Just a reminder that the enviro.volunteers will be meeting up again this Saturday 17th March at The Dole (off B1049) at the usual time 9:30am
I’ve ordered some more stakes and binders, hopefully they’ll be delivered in time so we can continue with laying the hedge – it’s become a real race against time now that it’s starting to bud up!!
If we don’t get a delivery there’s are chippings to spread, ivy to be cleared, mulch to be laid and trees to be planted….
So plenty to keep us busy and plenty of different type of jobs to suit everyone ūüôā
Remember all tools and refreshments are provided Рwe just need your help and enthusiasm!
Hope to see you there,
Cheers,
Pene
PS. Afterwards there are some young pendulous sedge plants in Clay Close Lane which need lifting for¬†transplantation¬†to the Brook…
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Next Working Party – Saturday 25th Feb – The Dole – Hedge Laying and Ivy Removal

Wow! What a great turnout and what a fantastic job everyone did on Saturday – I think some of you may have been wheel-barrowing in your sleep that night. Not only did we spread the 20cu yds of compost along the entire length of the young hedge but we were able to mulch 3/4 of the old one too! What a well oiled machine! We also had a delivery of some more stakes and binders so managed another section of hedge laying too.

Thank you all very much – I’ve had several very comments saying how well it’s looking…….
So for those who have some energy we’ll be meeting up again this Saturday 26th Feb. @ 9:30am (opp No.14a The Dole). We’ll be clearing ivy from the trees, doing a spot of crown lifting over the pathway and hedge laying.
As usual all tools and refreshments will be provided, simply join us for however long you can manage.¬† Not sure what hedge laying is?¬† Here you go ūüôā¬† http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hedge_laying
Hope to see.
Cheers,
Pene

Enviro Volunteers in Histon at the Dole

Working Party – Saturday 18th Feb 2011 – Mulch and the hedge!

Hi,

Your help is desperately needed this Saturday to help mulch the hedge the enviro.volunteers planted last year.
I’ve just been informed that¬†we’re going to receive a double load as we weren’t able to work last Saturday. It not hard work as the compost is very light – it’s just that we’re going to have sooo much of it!! We’ll we need to move it as soon as possible so as not to inconvenience anyone too much, so any help would be much appreciated.
We’ll be working¬†alongside the footpath linking the two sections of The Dole.
As some of you already know the enviro.volunteers started to lay the old hedge last year and would like to continue with that too.¬†We’ll be meeting up at the “even nos.” section of The Dole (off the B1049) at 9:30am.
As usual all tools and refreshments will be provided, but sturdy shoes and some gloves would be handy. Any help you can give will be much appreciated!
Cheers,
Pene

Working Party – Saturday 12th November – Dole Hedge

Hi,

On Sunday the 830 runners had a good send off from¬†The Crossing Keeper’s Hut,¬†with plenty of bunting around!
Also thanks to everyone for their help afterwards clearing away the big bag of rubble.
Passers by will have noticed that we¬†also¬†“pinned” a giant red poppy onto the Hut, in time for 11-11-11.
This Saturday we’ll be meeting up at The Dole (B1049 end) near the turning head opposite No.14.
We’ll be checking on the hedge we planted earlier in the year, spreading chippings and making preparations to start laying the remainder of the old hedge, plus clearing the rubble that’s appeared there.
As usual all help is greatly appreciated!
Just join us for whatever spare time you can manage.
Hope to see you there.
Cheers,
Pene

Sat.16th. 9:30am @ the Dole – Potting up and more hedge laying!

Hi,

Many thanks to everyone who helped last Saturday – the hedge is really starting to take shape!

Thanks to Charles’s competitive streak loads of stakes were prepared, which were quickly put in place ready for Alison & Sue’s weaving skills. We now have a length of hedge complete with smart binding along the top and a newly planted one alongside the old one.

Unfortunately we ran out of time to take up¬†an offer from a nearby resident of some top soil……

So we’ll be meeting up again this Saturday¬†to do a bit more hedge work and so we can¬†pot up the lovely oak trees were were donated with last Saturday – plus of course the surplus hedge plants.

All help would be much appreciated!

So hopefully we’ll see you this Saturday, 16th April¬†at 9:30am, opp.No14a,¬†near the turning head at the end of The Dole (off B1049).

As usual please feel free to come for a long as you can manage – there’ll be plenty of different jobs to choose from.

Tools and refreshments will be provided, but if you have a trowel or secateurs you could bring along that would be useful.

Hope to see you there.

Cheers,

Pene

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Saturday 9th April 2011- Potting and Hedge laying Saturday 9th April 9:30am The Dole (off B1049)

Hi,

Many thanks to everyone who helped last Saturday to plant up the final 1/3 of the hedge – that’s 215m in total!

Also thanks to the circus we were able to borrow their hosepipe so the plants got a good drink too.

We’ll be meeting up again this Saturday at 9:30am so we can continue with laying some more of the hedge (and hopefully staking binding it too) this Saturday.

I know it’s a back-to-front way to do it but it seemed best to get the plants in the ground, so we’ll just have to take extra special care!

We also have an offer from a nearby resident of some top soil so we’ll also be potting up the surplus plants which we’ll plant out sometime in the autumn/next year.

So we will be meeting up again this Saturday (9th April) at 9:30am opp.No14a, near the turning head at the end of The Dole (off B1049).

As usual please feel free to come for a long as you can manage – there’ll be plenty of different jobs to choose from.

Tools and refreshments will be provided, but if you have a trowel or secateurs you could bring along that would be useful.

All help is much appreciated!

Hope to see you there.

Cheers,

PeneNext