A good turnout with the hour change making it lighter – about 30 members attended.
Greg gave a review of 2016/17 which you can read by clicking here: 2017 AGM Chair report.
There is still a vacancy on the Committee, so please come forward if you would like to find out more and contribute.
After the AGM Cllr Jane White, the Chair of the Parish Council, gave us a presentation on the Nature Trail and Wilderness Dens on the Common. These have now been approved by the Parish Council and work is starting soon, so some of the Trail will be in place for Village Day. Money for this is coming out of the central Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) which means there is no additional cost to the local community. The meeting enthusiastically welcomed this initiative.
In February some volunteers from Friends of the Common helped the Ranger clear back undergrowth. The weather was ideal and we very nearly cleared the bank up to the sloping path at the cattle creep end.
Here are the dates (all Thursdays this year) for the Butterfly surveys on the Common for 2017 – meet at 11.00 in the Christ Church car park and finish by 1.00:
If you’d like to help with the survey, and want to know more details, please contact me (Stuart Marshall)
Bigger, brighter, more packed with information! Click on image below to read:
Click for (short) notes of the recent Full Parish Council meeting: Full Council 2016 Dec 13 Notes
Please click here to read notes of the recent Open Spaces meeting with details of the Winter Works on the Common.