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Working sessions
We are again planning to carry out some regular maintenance in and around East and West Hanney this year. We plan to work from 09:00 until noon, and as usual, the location will depend upon what needs to be done. Please add these dates to your diaries. It would be great if everyone could do at least one session during the year as it then spreads the load out.
*** Venue and work details will be advised each month by email to subscribers of our E-newsletter ***


16 Jun, 21 Jul, 18 Aug, 15 Sep, 20 Oct, 17 Nov, 15 Dec.

We are looking for volunteers to organise each weekend, so please contact Stewart Scott on 01235 868503 or via the contact form.

> Saturday 16th of June
We will start at 09:00; details to follow nearer the date.

> Saturday 19th of May
Despite so many other attractions on offer today we managed a turn out of 19 volunteers to get wet and muddy in Letcombe Brook removing the debris that had built up since our last session along this stretch. Good too that a few people were able to hone their skills in spotting and removing the Himalayan Balsam shoots.
So a big thank you to Ian, Dickon, David B, Meryl, Keith, Paul, Stewart,Oliver, Lamorna, Guy, Myfanwy, Clive F, Nigel, Sarah, Steph, Jackie, Meurig, Phil and Clive.

> Saturday 21st of April
A great turnout this morning in very good conditions and a worthwhile project efficiently executed. Many thanks to Ian, Dickon, Carleen, Bob, David S, David B, Guy, Myfanwy, Steph, Oliver, Phil and Clive with a very warm welcome to new volunteer Jane. With the help of Nicky and Pete the fallen tree with its roots was removed from the Brook.
We also removed a significant amount of litter from the banks and water, presumably washed down from Grove, ahead of the village litter pick.
In the last day or so we have found the first signs of the Himalayan Balsam shoots so please keep your eye out for this and remember to pull it out completely, roots and all where you find it growing. Leave it in a tidy heap and it will rot down quickly.

> Saturday 17th of March
Cancelled due to predicted adverse weather conditions.

> Saturday 17th of February
The weather turned out to be fine which enabled Dickon, Ian, Keith, Paul, David and Stewart to get stuck into sorting out the Flood Group trailer and tools contained within, we even managed to give the inside a sweep out and the external sides a wash down. All equipment was unloaded, checked for serviceability, catalogued and repacked having been sharpened / cleaned /oiled as part of the process. The electric winch and petrol shredder were run up and Paul carried out some maintenance on the trailer doors. A shopping and to do list has been created and will be passed to Stewart for further consideration but suffice it to say that it was 3 hours well spent and we should set us up in good order for the coming season.

> Saturday 20th of January
Cancelled due to bad weather.

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Himalayan balsam

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