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Community events

Friends of Horsbere Brook work days

We meet to help with management activities at Horsbere Brook Flood Alleviation Scheme.   

Sunday 8th March 11 am to 1 pm - A Mulching we will go! Mulching on the farm track hedges

We will be mulching around trees along the Farm Track using recycled christmas tree woodchip and woodchips from tree works around the city. Mulching suppresses weed growth and gives our new trees a nutrient boost. Find us on the farm track. Bring a bucket if you have one. For further directions or a map please contact felicity.davies@gloucester.gov.uk 

Friday 20th March 10 am to midday - The mulching continues...in the woodland

We will be caring for our woodland trees in the community woodland - mulching, restaking and guarding trees and replacing supports. Mulching suppresses weed growth and gives our new trees a nutrient boost. Find us in the woodland. Bring a bucket if you have one. 

Friday 17th April 10 am to midday - Fencing the new woodland

We will be stock proof fencing our new woodland trees. Find us in the new woodland - in the corner of The Mound by the large metal field gate (under the pylon). Please email for a map!

Friday 22nd May 10 am to midday - Path Trimming in the Long Meadow

We will be trimming path edges around the Long Meadow.  Find us in the Long Meadow. We look forward to seeing you!  

Horsbere Brook FAS, Barnwood Link Rd, GL4 3HR

For further information please contact felicity.davies@gloucester.gov.uk or phone 01452 303 206

Friends of Hucclecote work days

For events at Green Lane please meet by the kissing gate off Laxton Road, for events at Hucclecote Meadows please meet by the main field gate on Lobleys Drive at 10 am, or find us in the fields.

Friday 13th March 10 am to midday - Tree Care - Hucclecote Meadows

We will be caring for our newly planted trees - replacing guards and stakes and removing dead trees.

Friday 10th April 10 am to midday - Path Trimming - Hucclecote Meadows

We will be  trimming path edges around the main meadows. 

Friday 15th May 10 am to midday -  Pulling Goats Rue - Green Lane Reserve

Goats Rue is an invasive species which quickly takes over. We pull it annually. Please meet down the far end of the reserve (the Appleton Way entrance). We look forward to seeing you!

Friday 12th June 10 am to midday -  Ragwort Pulling - Hucclecote Meadows

We pull ragwort annually to stop it spreading. Please wear long sleeves and trousers to this event. We look forward to seeing you!

 

 

Great British Spring Clean at Robinswood Hill Country Park - Sunday 5th April 1 - 4 pm

Join us as we take part in a giant litter pick as part of the 2020 Keep Britain Tidy, Great British Spring Clean. We will be litter picking all around the hill - so why not join us? We will meet in the main car park (by the visitors centre) at 1 pm and will return to this point at 2:30 pm before setting off again. Why not drop by if you have any time to spare? We look forward to seeing you! Further details can be found at https://www.keepbritaintidy.org/get-involved/support-our-campaigns/great-british-spring-clean

Further updates and information about the reserves can be found on facebook @FriendsofHorsberebrook and @FriendsofHucclecoteMeadows

For further information please contact felicity.davies@gloucester.gov.uk

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