Wednesday, 6 November 2019

NEWSLETTER - 4 NOVEMBER 2019


NEWSLETTER – 4 November 2019

Hi everyone

DON GORGE CALENDAR 2020
There is just one Calendar left if anyone is interested.

STEPS & FOOTPATH TO VILLAGE FROM NURSERY LANE
If you have ever used this footpath, we are still looking for witnesses; all you need to do is write a statement saying how long you have known it was there and that you have used it. This statement should include your name, address and signature.  It should then be sent to me. Thanks.

CO-OP COMMUNITY FUND
Don’t forget to support us if you are a member of the Co-op by choosing us as your charity for the coming year.

SPROTBROUGH ORAL HISTORY GROUP (SOH)
We had another great meeting on 25 October, even if it did get a little out of control towards the end!  Notes will be going on the SOH Blog shortly.

FREE TREES FROM THE WILDLIFE TRUST
We have now heard that we will receive 105 free trees and shrubs next March and will be looking for help to plant them.  They will enhance the landscaping of the fish pass area and the field alongside.

FACEBOOK
As mentioned above, we now have a new Facebook page for all those who are into social media so updates will be given on there as they arrive.  We hope this will enable information about what we do to be spread more widely and will encourage more local people to become interested in what we try to do.  Just search for Don Gorge Community Group.

For those who don’t do social media, newsletters will still appear as usual, when they will also be sent to Twitter and Facebook.

ENGLISH BLUEBELLS
I recently had an enquiry from a gentleman who wished to donate 2000 English Bluebells to be planted in the woods around the hairpin bend.  However, on asking Natural England if they would approve of this, as it is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), they said it should not be done.   Wild garlic grows in profusion in the woodlands on that side of the river, whereas bluebells are more prolific on the north side.  It is Natural England’s policy that only flora which germinate naturally from seed should be encouraged.  As it would not be known where plants would be sourced from, there was also the possibility that they might bring diseases in the soil. 



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