Big Bird Watch

Tree Consultation from Defra

Consultation on Protecting and Enhancing England’s Trees and Woodlands https://consult.defra.gov.uk/forestry/protecting-trees-and-woodlands/

Vicars Hill Entrance – Progress

Nearly finished. The bad weather put back repairing the stone wall, but it is in hand for the new year. We’ve started planting the neglected triangle of land, so hopefully we’ll have the beginnings of our bank of snowdrops..with some winter aconites for spring. The dead elm which is left as a good source of ...

No more Farmers’ Market

The support of the farmers’ market, particularly Whitegates Farm in Kent, has meant that we’ve had some regular funding for our smaller projects. We’ve been able to purchase wild flower seeds for the WWI memorial for the last five years, we’ve sown seed and planted yellow rattle plugs in the Southern Meadow. We’ve bought bird ...

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Open Meeting

We have four open meetings every year. Our Autumn one will be on Tuesday 18th September at 7.30pm, in the café. Everyone is welcome. If you want to bring a new subject to the meeting, then it is useful to email us in advance so we can put it on the agenda. You may also ...

Friends of Hilly Fields Quiz 2018

We always have a Hilly Fields quiz sheet on the Friends stall at the BrocSoc Midsummer Fayre and this year was no exception. Fifty people took the test and just for once – nobody got all ten questions right! Who’d have thought it was that difficult? Well, if you didn’t do the quiz on the ...

Thanks to the Big Lottery Fund we’ll be taking a ‘Walk on The Wild Side’

This spring we were busy planning a new project to involve more children and their families in the natural beauty of the park. So we are absolutely thrilled to receive the letter from the Big Lottery Fund, informing us that our grant application was successful. From September we’ll be planning our initial events with Chelwood ...

WWI Meadow 2018

With thanks to funds raised from our farmers’ market (every second Saturday of the month 10-3pm) we purchased fresh seed for the WWI meadow. Although rather lacking in poppies, the cornflowers have put on a good show. Poppies and cornflowers have become the symbols of the 1914-1918 war. But just like the British Poppy, the ...

Woodland Trust Tree Saplings.

We were lucky enough to receive tree saplings from the woodland trust this year and had a fantastic turn out for our planting session at Easter. We welcomed the turn in weather and down pours, but now with the longest hot spell since 1976, we are having to do lots of watering. The planting will ...