It was a cold winters evening with strong winds expected but we decided to go ahead with the Christmas party anyway. The Marquee had blown away so we had nowhere to hide from the elements but we are conservationists we will survive a little cold, the fire was blazing and the Hog roast was cooked to perfection (thank you Ashley ) Santa came, carols were sung and people danced under the fairy lights what more could we ask for ( warmth lol) Friends of the ConVols were invited local farmers came and a church group from the Latter day Saints came along and helped bring the evening to life. I particularly want to thank Alan Tomlinson a Bishop in the congregation and Scarborough Borough Councils Wild life & tree officer, despite the heaviest of colds and looking a lot like death warmed up he supervised the whole site. Without Alan the event would not have happened, so its a huge thank you from us all for all the hard work
Part of the volunteers management plan is to enhance the small cherry Stand in the Meadow, unfortunately over the last few years disease has stripped the Cherry of all its leaves after flowering, so to help with the Spring display we have decided to augment the cherry stand with some other spring flowering trees. We have chosen Crab Apple, Wild plum, wild pear And greengage. Its getting close to tree buying time now and I am so excited about next years blossom display. I must not forget the Hornbeam tree that is our first Memorial tree, in remembrance of our old Chairman Pete Cocker. I almost forgot the Black Poplar we are getting to replace a small stand of Ash, they will be magnificent in the not to distant future.