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Nature group work sessions

Our next sessions will be on Wednesday 24th, Thursday 25th and Friday 26th November, from 10.00 am until 1.00 pm. On Wednesday and Thursday we’ll be helping to replant the sensory garden on the oak tree LAP. On Friday we’ll be sowing wildflower seeds around the estate. Staff from St Nicks will be coming along to help us, Adam and the JRHT gardening team. We meet at the energy centre at 10.00 am, or pop along later if you can’t make that time. Everyone is welcome to come along for as little, as long, as often as you want ~ every little helps! Hand trowels and forks, and small forks and spade will be useful if you have them, and please wear gloves.

For more information about this, or about the nature group in general, please contact Wendy by emailing naturegroup@derwenthorp.co.uk


 

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Nature group work sessions

We’ll be out and about again with the JRHT gardening team on Wednesday 27th, Thursday 28th and Friday 29th October, from 10.00 am until 1.00 pm, meeting at the energy centre. This time we’ll be helping with some more nature-based tasks. On Wednesday, we’ll be mulching some of our lovely trees on Stephenson and Lotherington. We’ll be helping with and learning about hedge management for wildlife along the hedge on St Aelreds Mews on Seebohm on Thursday. And on Friday, we’ll be helping with the management of the buddleia around Lotherington pond, which is important for butterflies and moths. If you have secateurs, loppers, and hand trowels and forks, then bring them along, though the gardening team will have some spares. Wear gloves, and a kneeler might be useful.

Everyone is welcome! Drop in for as long, as little, as often as you want. You’ll find a phone number in the window of the energy centre ~ if you come along later and can’t find us, just phone. Or for any more information about this or the nature group in general, please contact Wendy by emailing naturegroup@derwenthorpe.co.uk

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Landscape strategy

Roger Newton will be at the energy centre at 2.30 pm on Friday 8th October, if anyone wants to meet him and take the opportunity to share your ideas on the proposed landscape strategy. Please email him via DLS@jrht.org.uk if you’re planning to go.

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Your last chance to help make hay

On Friday 1st October it’ll be the last chance to help make hay on St Aelreds meadow. All the grass is cut now, but there’s still some raking to do. Staff and volunteers from St Nicks will be there from 10.00 am until 1.00 pm, and would welcome our help. So if you can spare some time, pop along anytime and grab a rake. Everyone is welcome. For more information contact Wendy at naturegroup@derwenthorpe.co.uk

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Nature group news – newt sighting

Thanks to one of our residents, Radu Chirvasuta, who has spotted and photographed a very handsome newt on Holly Close. We’ve checked with Froglife, who have identified it as a Smooth Newt and have also recorded the sighting. Please let us know at naturegroup@derwenthorpe.co.uk if you spot any others on Derwenthorpe, and send a photo if you can to help with identification. Or anything else you think might be interesting! For more information about newts, visit the Froglife or RSPB websites.

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Nature group work sessions

We’ll be out again with the JRHT gardening team on Tuesday 28th, Wednesday 29th and Thursday 30th September, if you’d like to come and join us. Everyone is welcome! Meet at the energy centre at 9.00 am if you can, but join later if you can’t – my phone number will be displayed in the window so phone to find out where we are. The sessions finish at noon, but you can join in for as little, as long, or as often as you want. Please bring an assortment of ordinary gardening tools, though the gardening team will have some spares. For more information, contact Wendy at naturegroup@derwenthorpe.co.uk

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Landscape walkarounds

During September and October, Dan Booth (Parks and Landscapes Manager, JRHT) and his team will be holding a series of walkarounds around the community.   

The purpose of these walkarounds is to provide residents with the opportunity to raise any questions or concerns about landscaping directly with Dan and his team. As well as the opportunity for residents to share ideas about the future of landscaping within Derwenthorpe.  

Each week, the walkaround will focus on a particular area within the community, all starting at 1.00 pm from the energy centre, except Rowntree starting the substation on Meadlands Mews. It is anticipated the walkabouts will take no longer than one hour.

16 September ~ Lotherington, including Lotherington Avenue, Lotherington Mews and Temple Avenue

30th September ~ Seebohm, including St Aelreds Mews, Seebohm Mews, Derwent Way and Derwent Place

7th October ~ Rowntree, including Holly Close, Meadlands Mews and Pearson Place

14th October ~ Stephenson, including Derwent Mews and Derwent Way

Residents are encouraged to come along.   If you have any questions about the walkabouts, please contact Dan Booth at dan.booth@jrht.org.uk 

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Pizza night

JRHT want to know what you think of your local landscape to help come up with a plan to enhance and improve it for many years to
come.

Pop down for some free pizza…

Tuesday 14th September 6-7pm
Outside the SSC Building.

…and share your thoughts with them.

They’re developing a landscape management plan, at the request of your elected members of DGG

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Even more hay making

Join us on Wednesday 8th September, anytime from 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm on St Aelreds meadow for another session of scything and raking. No experience is needed and everyone is welcome. Contact Wendy at naturegroup@derwenthorpe.co.uk if you want any more information about this, or anything else to do with the nature group.

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More haymaking!

There will be another opportunity to help make hay on St Aelreds Meadow on Saturday 28th August from 9.30 am until 12.30 pm. As always, come along for as little or as long as you want, or just to say “hallo”. No experience needed, and everyone of all ages is very welcome. Contact Wendy at naturegroup@derwenthorpe.co.uk if you want anymore information, otherwise just turn up.