Queens Award for Voluntary Service

Volunteering session Wednesday 27th July

Here is Jonathan’s email

Greetings All,

Here are three small but beautifully formed micro-nuggets of volunteering
news for your consideration.

First, there will be a volunteer session in Fairfield Orchard, Fauna and
Flora this Wednesday evening, July 27th, starting at 6.30pm or just as
soon as you can make it after 6.30pm.
The plan is to erect a barbed wire fence in a gap between the Hay Meadow
and Upper Sowerholme in order to keep the cows out of the latter after
haymaking. The task will need wellington boots and a keen sense of
If anyone fancies something slightly lighter there is the usual weeding
and clearing to do.

Second, you are cordially reminded that the Ragwort Working Party
continues to meet at the Shed on Wednesday mornings at 9.30am. It really

And third, consider this to be your advance notice that haymaking will be
on the first suitable three day period of August. Stand by your Inboxes
and watch out for last minute calls for assistance.

Best wishes,



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  1. Here’s what we did:
    In the Wednesday evening session five volunteers:
    • Constructed a fence across Lucy’s Pool plugging a cow escape route between Hay meadow and Upper Sowerholme.
    • Weeded the wildflower plugs in the wet part of Hay meadow noting the first flower there, Greater Bird’s Foot Trefoil.
    • Dug out nearly two bags worth of ragwort and dock flower from the two hay meadows.

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