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A5 POSTCARDS

A5 postcards of the new signboards are for sale at 50p. Available from Clare (852136) and Wendy (865870) and at St Mark’s church. Funds raised help pay for seeds, bird food, strimmer fuel, protective gloves etc.

2015 Diary

  • October – More strimming by Martin, bench oiled by Clare, two No Dogs signs screwed onto gates
  • September – New website, updated by Peter Munday, goes live
  • August – Clearing up of area
  • Monday 17th August – Committee supper at The Bell to present Peter Land with a specially commissioned wildlife themed mug as a thank you gift for many years of photographic recording and creating the superb website
  • Sunday 2nd August – Butterfly picnic, Big Butterfly Count and walk to Yew Hill Reserve
  • July – Strimming by Martin
  • Tuesday 26th May – AGM in Wildlife Area
  • Sunday 22nd March – Unveiling of the new signs by Maggie Collin and Sara Kahner
  • February – Alison, Martin, Clare and a lodger worked on the Wildlife Conservation area, raking and cutting ivy.
  • Saturday 21st February – the Wildlife Area was strimmed.

2014 Diary

2013 Diary

  • Thursday 19th December: Christmas Meal, the Willow Tree.
  • Sunday 24th November: Tree planting ground preparation event at the Wildlife Conservation Area.
  • Sunday 10th November: Work party at the Wildlife Conservation Area.
  • Friday 1st November: Meeting at the Wildlife Conservation Area to agree new signage.
  • October: Article in the Oliver’s Battery Magazine.
  • Monday 30th September: Bonfire at the Wildlife Conservation Area.
  • Tuesday 10th September: A meal at the Bell, St Cross.
  • Monday 2nd September: Strimming at the Wildlife Conservation Area.
  • Friday 23rd and Monday 26th August: Strimming at the Wildlife Conservation Area.
  • Monday 19th August: Meeting about proposed new information boards for the Wildlife Conservation Area.
  • Monday 12th August: Strimming at the Wildlife Conservation Area.
  • Tuesday 9th July: Last session at the Wildlife Conservation Area with the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award students, Kirsten, Bethan, Jeremy, Claire and Isaac.
  • Saturday 29th June: School work party. Some OBCG volunteers helped with grounds maintenance at Oliver’s Battery Primary School.
  • Monday 21st June: Work party at the Wildlife Conservation Area with the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award students. Ox Eye Dasies and Corn Camomile flowering.
  • Saturday 8th June: Opening of the all weather sports area. Oliver’s Battery Countryside Group had a table displaying maps and photographs of the wildlife conservation area created seven years ago from a wilderness of brambles and nettles. There was a wildlife crossword for children of things to be found in the reserve with prizes of butterfly cakes. Several guided tours of the area took place, including one for the Mayor. The wildlife area, surrounded by paddocks has wonderful open views of the countryside to the south and there is a feeling of peace and tranquillity enhanced by the sound of birdsong.
  • Tuesday 21st May: Strimming at the Wildlife Conservation Area.
  • Monday 20th May: AGM in the Wildlife Conservation Area. Clare and Norma stood down as Chair and Secretary were replaced by Alison and Clare respectively.  2013 Minutes (pdf)
  • Monday 29th April: Work party with volunteers.
  • Wednesday 3rd April: We took advantage of a sunny day during a very long cold period to have a bonfire. We cleared up much of the site. In the pile awaiting destruction we discovered a lot of the Spanish bluebell bulbs that were dug out last year sprouting madly.
  • Wednesday 13th March: We put up a bird box.
  • Monday 18th February: A working party, clearing blackthorn runners, removing tree guards and having a small bonfire.