Tuesday’s work party was devoted to veteran oak tree 5549. We halo our old oaks; this means that we clear away the under-storey that competes for their light and nutrition and build barriers around them to reduce footfall over their roots. Hard work!
Email from Brian and Chris of Southwick, who are moving house.Continue reading “Thank you Brian and Chris”
By Ali RaseyContinue reading “Working in the Orchard”
While we were clearing the undergrowth from under the veteran oak trees in the copse between Sleepers and Sheep Field, we found the secret place, among the ivy and blackthorn, where somebody had hidden their plastic bags full of dog poop.Continue reading
The main task was haloing the oak trees in the boundaries of the copse between Sleepers and Sheep Field.Continue reading “Work Party”
Somebody thought it was a good idea to hold a firework party in the park!Continue reading
It’s the last Tuesday in the month. The Friends of Southwick Country Park will be meeting in the car park at 9.30am; come and join us.
A message from Clive Knight on Friday:
” You may already know but I noticed the damaged rail around the Lone Oak as I walked the dog round this afternoon. I didn’t notice any damage yesterday.”
Only two tasks for the Friends of Southwick Country Park this week: spreading woodchip on the path through the Blackthorn Tunnel and cutting back the set-aside on the northern edge of Village Green.Continue reading “Wet Wednesday”
Buddy: Dog of the Week
Here is Buddy, Louise’s beautiful and energetic springer spaniel, helping FoSCP to spread wood chip on the woodland paths.
A former title- holder:
Did you lose a bike in 1987?Did you?
The Tuesday work party was very nearly cancelled.Need to know why? Read on:
The FoSCP met up on Wednesday in the car park at 09:30 for the day’s tasks with Countryside Officer Alison. A dry start made a change and thankfully this was how it remained for the morning, although a shower or two had been forecast.Continue reading “Another Wednesday Workparty”
Our thanks to the kind lady who brought aluminium cans for us on Wednesday.help Sarah and Alan collect aluminium cans
by Sarah Marsh
Always looking for new ways to raise funds, the Friends have found that some of the litter collected around the Park can be turned into cash.Continue reading “CASH FOR TRASH”
Tuesday Work Party Report
A warm and dry morning this Tuesday, 27th Aug, greeted the FoSCP for our meet up in the car park, along with Richard from the Countryside Team; a nice change from our previous two work days which were very wet. With the holiday season still in full swing we did not have our normal complement of friends so the number of tasks to complete had to be reduced.Continue reading “Tuesday work party report”