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Next volunteer work party will meet at 10.00am at the Scout Hut car park in Southern Road. Jobs may include cutting the important sedge and reed beds to keep them in good condition.

This Sunday we will meet at the Scout hut car park, Southern Road Recreation ground, at about 10 am.
Our main tasks will be
Measuring the ‘fall’ to see if the reed beds could feed the pond to maintain a good water level.
Kick-sampling in the brook for river-fly larvae, and taking water samples.
Cutting (and ideally removing) excess nettles .
Replacing the main entrance ‘Cuttlebrook’ sign.
Mowing paths, clearing edges and overhangin g branches.
Litter picking at key locations, and maybe from the pond and brook.
We also have some activities for younger volunteers, if a parent needs to entertain them!

Our Sunday workparty for July (3rd Sunday every month) will be next weekend, July 17th. All are welcome at the Scout hut car park 10am…
Tasks may include re-instating the “Cuttlebrook Reserve” sign at the main entrance, removing cleavers and other growth from our recently laid hedge at Cox’s wood, cutting paths, nettles and overhanging branches, chemical and riverfly water sampling, and a butterfly survey.

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Work-party this Sunday, meeting at 10am in the Scout hut car park.
The planned activities are:
Extend the spialling by the bridge to prevent bank erosion endangering the ramps
Build a small earth ridge in the sedge bed, to reduce water flow under the path
Check the storm flaps and the netting on the dipping platform
Check and test the scythe-bar cutter
Carry out monthly water sampling and river-fly larva kick-sampling
Litter-pick before stuff gets too hidden by plant growth
Please bring good gloves, boots and spades if you can.

Meet at 10am at the Scout Hut car park. The main task is to repair the surface of the main townside path (the one past the pond towards the Phoenix Trail), where several pot-holes have been forming muddy puddles.

Report by Environment Agency January 2016 on Citizen Science Monitoring of Phosphate, Nitrate and Turbidity in the Cuttlebrook

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Our next work party will be on Sunday 21st February at 10.00am when we plan to continue hedge-laying at Cox’s Wood.

The next volunteer work party is on Sunday 17th January 2016. Meet at the Scout hut car park at 10.00am. We will be working in the woods, coppicing hazel and other jobs.

The next work party will be on Sunday 15th. We meet in the carpark in Southern Road next to the scout hut at 10am. Weather looks like being overcast and mild, suitable boots and gloves are advisable.

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