There'll be an enviro.volunteer working party THIS Saturday 20th May at 9:30 in Homefield Park where there are plenty of chippings for us to spread. Hopefully the current changeable weather will be kind to us, although we'll be working under the tree canopy so we should be ok. I've only had a couple of responses from last week's email so hopefully a few more will be able to join us. I'd also like to ask if anyone is available for a working party at The Coppice some time next weekend. It's a bank holiday weekend so we could be flexible on date/time depending on preferences. As usual all tools and refreshments are provided. We just need you and your enthusiasm. Looking forward to seeing you on Saturday. Cheers Pene
We were lucky with the weather on Sunday so had a great walk and lunch for our anniversary….but now we’re back to the Green Gym.
Many thanks to everyone who turned out to visit, sing and welcome Santa as he visited the Crossing Keeper’s hut again this year.
A short video montage is available here –
Lights kindly provided by Pulsar Light of Cambridge Ltd. – http://pulsarlight.com/
In preparation for Santa’s visit there are lots of tasks that need to be done. If anyone can spare an hour or two it really will be a lot of help.
9:45am – 1pm Help needed to set up the stage, build the Christmas Tree frame, tidy some vegetation, cover the igloo, put up the all the hanging lights, fit the windows, prepare logs, erect gazebos.
2:00 – 17:30 – Decorate the stage area, install & test the lights & inflatables, bury cables, set up the glow trail, decorate the grotto, set up & light the fires
After 7:45pm (ish) – Take down all decorations, dismantle tree, pack up igloo cover, remove, clean and pack lighting fixtures & cables, extinguish and remove fires.
5:45pm – 8:00pm
Saturday 3rd December 2016
09:30 – 11:30am – Saturday 19th November 2016
There will be another working party this Saturday at the Railway Keeper’s Hit (just near the Railway Vue)
This will primarily be in prep for Santa’s visit in December but will also help keep the area looking nice. There will be various tasks including spreading wood chippings, construction of the igloo frame (massive mechanno for adults in the wood!) and general clearing of dead vegetation.
Enviro volunteering is great fun and open to anyone. No experience is required, and you can join in for as much as little as you like. The only real recommendation is some sturdy shoes and a sense of humour!
Now that Christmas is looming we need to start prepare for Santa’s visit to his Grotto…..
So we’ll be meeting up at the Crossing Keepers Hut on Saturday (12th) morning for a couple of hours from 9:30am.
There’ll be an assortment of odd jobs like clearing chipppings, trimming back vegetation etc.
I’d also like to share some festive decoration ideas, so if you not into the green working party perhaps you could join the craft working party.
I’ve also got an update on some new trees for the village……
As usual all tools and refreshments supplied, so just turn up!
Hope to see you.
Many thanks for everyone’s help last Saturday. It took a little while getting passed all the Guided Busway construction vehicles by th Hut, but we did get into the woods and spread chippings on lots of the paths.
We also discovered lots of concrete, which explains why one path always gets muddy, so we simply cleared that section to walker can use it.
Those who were there will know were meeting up again tomorrow in Homefield Park. We’ll be clearing some vegetation on the northeastern boundary near the garages block. There’s also a few few chippings to spread.
Hope to see you there from 9:30-11:30am.
All tools and refreshments provided as usual!