Dec 11 2020

Holly thinning in the Nidd Gorge

Since the beginning of November Practical Conservation Volunteering has returned to the Nidd Gorge.   A team of up to 6 Woodland Trust volunteers, operating 2 mornings a week in a COVID safe way,  has been tackling invasive holly thickets on the banks of the Nidd where...

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Dec 04 2020

Smithills Update 4th Dec

Hello all Welcome! We have some new members of the volunteer group this week – welcome to Joe Holt – joining both the Patrollers group and Wildlife Group Sue Fielding, Dawn Axon, Gillian Marsh, Babs Winder, Chris Speed, Stephen Tonge, Karen Mather, Dorothy Snelson, Stirling Smith and Linda Smith...

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Nov 16 2020

Back in the Woods at Thorn Wood

Saturday 14th November 2020 was the first session back after the Covid restrictions,for half a dozen Thorn Wood volunteers. We successfully manage to coppice a number of hazel trees at our wonderful woodland on the outskirts of Northwich. The weather was favourable during the day, but ended...

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Oct 23 2020

New podcast episode: Northern Forest

For this episode, Adam Shaw joins City of Trees’ Jess Thompson and Gemma Wren of the National Trust at Smithills for an introduction to the Northern Forest. During their walk, they discuss how they’re involved, what the project means for the North and why our...

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Oct 19 2020

Smithills Volunteer Update 19th Oct 2020

Hello all Welcome Welcome to two new volunteers, Ella Standish and Katie Thompson, who have recently joined us, both as new members of the Wildlife Group. COVID restrictions It won’t have escaped your notice, I’m sure, that discussions are ongoing about Greater Manchester being put into Tier 3 restrictions....

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