Queens Award for Voluntary Service

Volunteering 10th August 2013

Here is Jonathan’s message to the Orchardeers

Greetings All,

There’ll be a volunteer session in Fairfield Orchard, Fauna and Flora this Saturday, August 10th, starting at 10.00am and finishing at 1.00pm or thereabouts.
It’d be splendid if you could make it for some or all of that time as there’s plenty to be getting on with. Namely…

1 Mowing the grass.
2 Digging out flowering ragwort from the Fauna fields.
3 Clearing the path around the fruit hedge.
4 Continuing cutting back the edges of the Fauna path.
5 Slashing back nettles in the orchard.

Let’s not beat about the bush – a pun! I made a pun! Sort of! – that’s a substantial amount of work needs doing so do please come along and muck in if you can possibly spare the time. All help is sought and very much appreciated.
I’ve placed an order with my people in Weather and have been assured that perfect volunteering conditions will persist throughout.

And finally, this just in from the “Oh, and another thing” Desk…
The sack trolley we use for transporting our big tent frame has a slow puncture. Has anyone a spare foot pump they could semi-permanently load the FA?
Contact Ian on or 07811 970595

And that’s all for now.

See you Saturday,



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  1. Here’s we did: The Saturday session with 10 people turning out (two outliers at CromwellRoad) on a dry and thankfully rather cooler morning.
    1. The grass was mown.
    2. Ragwort was cleared from the Paddock, a large part of the Big Meadow and the marshy area of the Hay Meadow
    3. The path around the back of the fruit hedge was trimmed back.
    4. The grass edge of another section of the Fauna path was strimmed and trimmed.
    5. An inventory of events equipment in the shed was recorded.

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