Queens Award for Voluntary Service

Volunteer session Saturday 11th November

Here is Jonathan’s message

Greetings All,

There’ll be a volunteer session at Fairfield Orchard, Fauna and Flora this
Saturday morning, November 11th, starting at 10.00am and finishing in the
vicinity of 1.00pm.
The meeting point, as ever, will be the toolshed on the footpath at the
Sunnyside Lane end of the orchard.

If you’re able to attend, here’s how you might find yourself passing the

* Completing the clearance of grass around the Oak Circle path.
* Clearing leaves from the shed area and the adjoining track.
* Lightly forking over the wildflower plot, removing grass and buttercups
and re-seeding.
* Cutting back sapling suckers in the Orchard.
* Cleaning the notice boards. They’ve become a bit icky.

If you find yourself at a loose end of a Wednesday morning, allow me to
remind you that’s when the Hedge Working Party meets. The start time time
is 9.30, week in, week out, meeting at the toolshed. Everybody is welcome.

And that’s all for this occasion,

Best wishes,



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  1. Here is what we did:
    Eleven volunteers formed the monthly volunteer working party on a pleasant autumn morning.
    • We completed clearing the grass from the path around the Oak Circle.
    • We began clearing leaves from the track between Sunnyside Lane and the Orchard,
    • The wildflower plot was lightly forked over with some grass and buttercup removal to allow reseeding.
    • Sapling suckers were cut back in the Orchard.
    • The notice boards in the Orchard and playground were cleaned.
    • Hazel / ash fences were built around the Flora Field manholes to make them more visible to farm machine operators
    • A start was made to the winter pruning of the fruit trees.

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