Ragwort is extraordinarily successful; all the “injurious weeds” named in the 1959 Weed Act are.Continue reading “Ragwort”
By Ian Bushell
Southwick Country Park has a number of veteran oaks and ten ancient oaks. There are no hard and fast rules about when and why an oak tree becomes classified as veteran or ancient; in different environments and soils oaks grow at different rates and girth is only an indicator. Here the underlying Oxford clay provides an excellent medium and the trees are large and shapely.Continue reading “The Park’s Veteran Oaks”
It must be summer, the vandals are back.Continue reading “The vandals are back”
UPDATE – JANUARY 2019 by Ian Bushell
Background. The following programme of actions was taken as an outcome of the review of the park on 27th January 2013 by the Wiltshire Countryside Team and Friends of Southwick Country Park .
This is an update of works carried out during 2018, a review of the park in general, and suggestions for possible future progress in 2019.
by Sarah Marsh
The Friends met up one Saturday morning in March to join in the annual Great British Spring Clean. This is the third year we have done a thorough litter pick whilst the vegetation is at its lowest, and we can get into areas not accessible in the summer months.Continue reading “Good News from the Park”
There has been a lot of noisy forestry work going on in the park for the past few weeks. We have had both enquiries and complaints.Continue reading
A chilly start to the day with a cold North Easterly breeze greeting the FoSCP in the car park.Continue reading “Wednesday’s work party”
An Official Notice!Continue reading
The Phantom Ditch Digger is back!Continue reading “The Return of the Phantom Digger”
Mail and pictures from DKG
This was the scene which greeted me this morning next to the picnic area and in view of the new signs regarding dog fouling.
Yes, the bag contained dog poop!
DKGClick here for more about the park’s dog poop problem
Another beautiful sunny day greeted the volunteers meeting in the car park for today’s tasks, assisted by Richard from the Countryside Team. Quite a few tasks were highlighted and most, if not all, were completed by the end of the morning. These included;Continue reading “Work Party Report”
Are you a picker upper?Turn the page for this week’s champion picker upper
Next Tuesday, the 26th, is a work party day; come and join us. We meet in the car park at 9.30am and we work until midday. You will need sound and appropriate footwear and a mug.
The Countryside Team provides the tools, thornproof gloves and the coffee to go in the mug. There will be biscuits.