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A few dates for you all


Hey up good and Jolly  people
just some tasks let me know if you think there is a problem
31 Aug Meadow                 Finishing the picnic spot, clearing brush from the floor,and thinning
7 Sept BBQ Meadow        Our annual bash for the members if you are a member your welcome but please let us know your coming.
10 Sept ( Sat.)                    The Great Hay Rake Meadow       Over 100 volunteers raking up the hay.
14 Sept Osborn Lodge      Dry stone walling
21 Sept Osborn Lodge      Dry stone walling
28 Sept Boggle hole          Removing tree guards

We may need to re visit Boggle Hole it depending on how we get on with the task 

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Magic

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Hey up you lot just to keep you All in the loop as it were ,today a small group of Volunteers have visited the Meadow and like fairies sprinkling magic dust a beautiful picnicking spot appeared along with table and chairs ( photos to follow ).Tonight jolly Alan Rodda  is leading

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moth count for us, we are looking forward to seeing the results. This coming week we are back to the meadow for tidying and a spot of thinning . Where next i hear the communal cry Boggle Hole there you are i told you you could get away with saying those words Boggle Hole wow the thrill of just saying the words is enough but wait ,what are we doing ? tree guard removal

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A fond farewell

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I have to say somthing about these photos it says so here goes. Its a bugger when you have to spend your time in such a stunning spot as the Derwent river, the Ayton end of the boardwalk had become over grown with bramble and weeds so ConVols to the rescue. As I understand it RWCE are taking over the responsibility for the boardwalk soon, the ConVols will miss working in this beautiful spot and are a bit jealous. The ConVols were a major contributor to the creation of this boardwalk. I can well remember starting work on the other end in poring rain,with three groups one passing the timber over the river, the second catching and stacking while the third started on the frame work, nowhere  dry to sit for lunch and soaking feet all day . I  enjoyed our time building it!!

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YOUR COUNTRY NEEDS YOU

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Not for a rerun of the WW 1. but to help to maintain it. In or out of the EU we still need you beautiful people to help with cleaning up,managing,planting,building, demonstrating and learning . If …

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YOUR COUNTRY NEEDS YOU

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Not for a rerun of the WW 1. but to help to maintain it. In or out of the EU we still need you beautiful people to help with cleaning up,managing,planting,building, demonstrating and learning . If your one of those people male or female old,middle aged or young able to have a laugh at the weather and get on with the job, then your just what we need. The ConVols meet each week to carry out tasks throughout the Borough as well as managing Raincliffe Meadow. . if you like getting bit,wet,hot,stung while having the most amazing sense of achievement we are just what you need .
come along and have a chat and enjoy
Ron

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Sunday morning

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I am sitting this morning trying to work out how to make the wetland project work,as the pipe that feeds a lower pond keeps blocking up, the first thing will try is a bigger bore pipe with a right angled bend on it and some sort of external filter or if that does not work We can try an in line filter the kind used in pond filtering equipment. Maybe this will cure the top pond habit of filling then overflowing into the grass land.

Every now and then volunteer numbers drop, this can be for all sorts of reasons, collages term ending, employment, child care the list is endless, in the past in the early days of my membership of the ConVols there have been as few as two members out with us. Its not that bad lol but we could do with a membership boost , some advice the local radio but that route can and does cause the opposite problem Too many people that can lead to volunteers standing around with nothing to do and nothing to do it with. Social media is also problematical often the people that your trying to attract are committed to other groups and are unable to give practical support. The opposite is also true, not all are internet addicts and the people that you want to see your posts never do.

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As good as meditation

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It was a funny old day on Wed. The forecast was not good and we all expected an early bath . The site itself is in a stunning position overlooking the valley not far from our local spy centre. The wall is definitely an old one and its not the first time its been repaired as most of the original capping stones we inside the wall. We always need to be very careful when working on old walls as we dont want to create big holes left at the end of day, nor do we want the wall to look new as that would make the repair look out of place. DSW. Is a fantastic way to loose the world and all its problems all you need in your mind is “ can I pick it up, will it fit, is it the right shape and size and can I make it fit” . Working in pairs or groups is a little more complicated as negotiation and agreements must be made but it all works out in the end. The day its self was not that hot but because of the exposed position we all felt a little red on our necks. .In the next few weeks the volunteers will be having DSW. Workshops so if you think that would be of interest to you please come along and enjoy your time with us.

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