Queens Award for Voluntary Service

Vounteers’ Meal and Hedge Laying course

Hello all,
Very few people have indicated interest in the Volunteers’ Meal later in the autumn that was mentioned in Jonathan’s last volunteering email. As it was a bit buried in a long message perhaps a second mention is merited. I suggested a move from The Robert Gillow to The Spaghetti House and at this stage am just wanting expressions of interest without specific dates. If you do want to come then tell me at or 07811970595. (If you have replied I have your name).
But the main matter in this message is a Lancashire County Council hedge laying course. This is free and number of Fairfield members attended last year and found it very instructive and satisfying. I hope some of last year’s people will go again (along with me) as a refresher before we start our winter’s work. But we need more hedge layers with the Flora additions so as many as possible please. Here are the details:
Free hedge laying training, Crook O’ Lune, Nr Caton, Lancaster October-November 2013
Once again the Forest of Bowland AONB is running a series of hedge laying training courses leading up to the annual Lancashire & Westmorland hedge laying Grand Prix (competitions).
Suitable for both novices and those who want to refine and improve their skills as we have 2 different hedges to work on.
Our trainers (and entertainers) will again be Geoff Whitely and Joe Craig.
·         Tools and brews provided
·         Bring along your own outdoor hardy clothes, boots and gloves, packed lunch and a smile!
·         Knee pads or a mat to kneel on to prevent the thorns attacking you is useful.
1.    Wednesday 23rd October
2.    Thursday 24th October
3.    Friday 8th November
4.    Saturday 9th November
We’ll meet 9am in Crook O’ Lune car park and finish about 3.30pm.
(The last session is our volunteering Saturday so not good).
Anyone who wants to attend the course should book through me at 07811970595. I will need to supply Tarja Wilson, who organises the course  your name, mobile number, home contact name and number plus dates you would like to attend.
Many thanks to everyone
ian procter, Fairfield Association volunteer organiser