On the road with our Volunteers

Since we published our last Blog in May we have been busy roaming the hinterlands of Norwich tackling a variety of summer jobs keeping the footpaths clear and repairing and maintaining structures. So, here is a summary of what we have been doing. Continue reading On the road with our Volunteers

A Round Up of Our Summer Jobs

It is the time of year when we tackle a range of jobs across many sites. Much of our summer work is cutting back along footpaths and catching up with maintenance jobs and the past few weeks have been typical for this time of year.

We start with Smockmill Common near Newton Flotman where on Thursday 26th July our volunteers cut back the edges of footpaths. A path running alongside the River Tas had become so overgrown that it was barely passable. Continue reading A Round Up of Our Summer Jobs

Cutting Back The Bramble

Thursday 22nd February 2018

Our last visit to Smockmill Common near Newton Flotman was in December 2016 and our Thursday group were back again to tackle more of the bramble. Paula was in charge today with Helen Sibley from South Norfolk District Council (SNDC) on-hand first thing to advise us on the areas to deal with. We were joined today by students Joe and Daniel from Easton & Otley College, here to boost their work experience and, of course, our band of noble volunteers were happy to pass onto them all the work we possibly could to assist them in their training! Continue reading Cutting Back The Bramble

Smockmill Common – Habitat Management

Friday 2nd December 2016

Today took me back in time at least twenty years to a time when I used to visit this site, on Friday evenings with the local Scout Group. At that time, I was an Assistant Scout Leader with ‘The 43rd Saxlingham Nethergate Scout Group’ (now Scout & Guide Group) whose HQ is only about two miles from ‘Smockmill Common’ (which is designated as a ‘Local Nature Reserve’ –LNR- by Natural England) and is located on Cargate Lane, Saxlingham Thorpe. Continue reading Smockmill Common – Habitat Management