Working Party – Saturday 23rd November 2013 – Woodchipping spreading at the Copse

If you fancy a bit of exercise in the fresh air and have some free time on Saturday morning then why not come along to The Crossing Keeper’s Hut.

We desperately need your help to spread some chippings onto the paths in The Copse and around the Hut in readiness for Santa’s arrival. We’ll also be putting up the banner.

Woodchippings at the Copse that need your help to be spread


Please pop along any time in the morning after 9:30am – all help is greatly appreciated.

All tools supplied plus tea/coffees to keep us energised!

Hope to see you there.


Over 100 trees planted – thanks to some hardy Enviro.volunteers and Guides!

Last Saturday I arrived at The Copse just as a mini blizzard started and began to wonder what I’d asked us to do! Well it seems the folk of Histon and Impington are a dedicated bunch….. who would ever have thought so many people would turn out to help.
Despite the snow we started work by choosing suitable planting sites, clearing ivy from them, digging planting pits and wheel barrowing in some mulch. Soon the sun came out and before too long we had about a hundred holes dug, so after a quick tea break the planting began in earnest.

We managed to get over a hundred trees planted – no mean feat given the conditions! A huge thanks to everyone who made this possible. The remaining plants have been taken to the veggie plot where they’ve been heeled in for safe keeping until we can arrange another planting date. I’m sure everyone will be pleased to hear that date won’t be this Saturday.