Friends of Big Wood Nature Reserve
Newsletter - November 2019

ACTIVITY MORNINGS

Next activity morning we will divide into three work parties,
one finishing off clearing the boundary behind Denman Drive/Corner of Oakwood Road, another completing the 
work already started in glade three and the third renovating the existing bird boxes in the wood and erecting three more as well as two bat boxes. There is still a lot to do so please note the following two dates and put them in your diaries for future Activity 

Saturday November 16th
Sunday December 15th
As usual we will meet at 10am at the top of Temple Fortune Hill

WALKS and TALKS 

Our 2019 programme ended with a fascinating talk given by May Webber of the Butterfly Conservation Trust. We are
asking her to come back to lead a butterfly walk in the wood in 2020. The 2020 programme will be sent to you all early in 2020. 

AGM

The AGM took place before the Butterfly talk on Tuesday October 29th 2019.
The Accounts were circulated and discussed.They showed that total income in 2018 was £1940 including income from
walks and expenditure was £1459 and the carry forward to 2019 was £868. In 2019, Income to date was £1434 and expenditure £800. The fall in subscription income was caused by 12 households not renewing but total active membership was still over 80. During the year Kim Einhorn stepped down from the committee but she still manages the web site on behalf of the Friends. Lavinia Kartal. Maria Schlatter and Geoff Segar were co-opted onto the Committee during the year to join Bruce Mackay, Chris Johnstone, Philip Samworth and Peter Falk. The appointments of the three new members were proposed by David Morris and seconded by Philip Samworth and therefore approved at the meeting.
As there was no further business, the meeting terminated. AGM

WEB SITE
Remember that all details are here on our web site so do signpost your local friends and neighbours to visit the site and encourage them join the Association and to be Friends Of Big Wood.

DATA  PROTECTION
The Friends of Big Wood Organisation is aware of the new General Data Protection Legislation. Organisations such as ours, which keep a register of names purely for recreational reasons, are exempt from the new regulations. We would advise you all that the data stored is purely to enable us to provide information about Big Wood and no information will be passed to any third party. If, nevertheless, you would like your details deleted from the list, please email us

MEDIA COVERAGE

A great article was written by Peter Falk on the formation of Friends of Bigwood and published in the Suburb News

View article - Suburb New

Friends of Big Wood is an organisation set up to protect and preserve Big Wood Nature Reserve                

email:friendsofbigwood1@gmail.com