Our regular workday resumes this month, on Sunday 17th September. Meet in the meadow at 11am.
There has been a persistent problem with Japanese knotweed (Fallopia japonica) in the CREOS area. It is pleasing to report that this is now well on the way to eradication.
Many members and supporters of CREOS celebrated the 50th anniversary of its foundation with a party in the meadow near the playing fields on Sunday 25th June. Everyone enjoyed their picnics accompanied by a variety of live music, dog competitions and other entertainment on a hot summer’s day.
Workdays have been well-attended by a handful of local volunteers, TCV and Good Gym. Unlike last year, when we made not one but two new hoggin paths, we have built no new paths at all this year. We have however improved our existing paths: we used logs to better define the edges of the Woodland Walk where the original wooden edges had rotted and disappeared.
Our next workday is on Sunday May 21st from 11am to 1pm. Meet in the Hanley car park.
This year's CREOS AGM will be held on Monday 15th May. CREOS members will find details in the latest newsletter, and all members are invited.
Thanks to the efforts of two valiant volunteers, the crumbling old boardwalk, the pathway that leads into the meadow, has been restored to its former glory. All done within a day. We thank one of our neighbours for donating some unwanted decking, which has been repurposed successfully as you can see in the picture. A great job done.
Harington is a small local charity based nearby in Highgate which teaches horticulture to young adults with learning difficulties and disabilities. They will be holding an Open Day and Spring Sale on both Saturday 6th May & Sunday 7th May (10am to 1pm).
Our next workday will be on Sunday April 16th starting at 11am – meet in the Hanley Club car park. Spring is here and as usual there will be a variety of jobs that need doing so please come if you can, even if only for a short time.
Our next workday will be on Sunday March 19th starting at 11am.