Committee Maintenance Event 13th Sept 2020

Although we are not able to start our regular events just yet it was felt by the committee of ‘Friends’ that small group events could begin and we should start with a maintenance event and a team of committee members only. With our risk assessments in our pockets and hands…

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Litter Pick/ Conservation Event

On a beautiful day in the woods, the group of volunteers began their work.       Some of the team went off around the streets clearing them of litter while others concentrated on the woods.             Cutting back brambles at the entrance to the…

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Maintenance /Tree Planting Event 23/2/20

Although the weather was really too wet for the art event, the maintenance and conservation volunteers were not that easily put off.       The hardy volunteer team had the task of planting 60 Holly trees along the boundary of Childwall Abbey Road where there is no fence but…

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Japanese Knotweed Bashing.

It is not a secret that there are roughly 2000 square metres of Japanese Knotweed on the Childwall Fields. You may have heard that Japanese Knotweed is an invasive species which, if left unchecked will overrun the whole site before moving out into the surrounding roads. It has a reputation…

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Litter Pick and Maintenance Event 12/1/2020

The first event of the year got off to a brilliant start with good friends meeting and greeting. Friends have been keeping the woods clear of litter for years now and many residents take a black bag into the woods each time they walk there. This has reduced the amount…

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Litter Pick 8th December 2019

There isn’t much that will stop the army of litter pickers from clearing litter from the woods, but the December wind was just too fierce to risk litter picking in the woods. Did we all go home?  No chance.     We cleared the litter from the gutters and footpaths…

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Litter Pick 10th November

  November litter pick began the same as usual with smiles and hellos and plenty of determination to get the litter picked up.     A three-pronged attack was launched. One group to the Triangle, another to the carriageway and another group to clean up the rest of the woods.…

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Litter Pick Sunday 13th October

The rain didn’t stop play today. Unlike cricket, litter picking is a year-round sport and on the whole, I firmly believe we are winning.   Today our team of volunteers tackled the roads and woods with a concerted effort to shift the debris entangled in the deposited branches along the…

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Litter Pick 8th September 2019

September; the dog days of summer fading in memory with the autumnal equinox approaching making the days noticeably shorter and cooler. Our litter-pick was greeted by a subdued sun; nevertheless, more welcome than any rain.  It’s a strange fact that during the peak of our summer here in the Northern hemisphere,…

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Litter Pick 11th August 2019

The commitment and resolve of our willing workforce overcame any weather concerns with a fantastic eighteen volunteers and FCWF committee members braving the expected rain. With sixteen bags of litter and yet another orphaned traffic cone to repurpose, the efforts of the volunteers today was clearly in evidence.    …

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