Bernard Hall Cuddington
By Robyn Thorogood - 1st August 2015 8:00pm
Snakemoor nature reserve is an asset that judges for the Best Kept Village competition specifically complimented recently, when they awarded Haddenham the top prize for Buckinghamshire villages with over 3,000 inhabitants.
A loyal and enthusiastic group of volunteers turned out on Saturday morning, 1st August, to help keep Snakemoor in good order.
The volunteers on this occasion were Ros Hawarth, Steven Sharpe, Alison Watt, Jim Joiner, Tony & Ann Warris, John Wilson, Andy Hardy, Martin Bygate, Chris Young, Rob McLoughlin & Sarah Heydon with Eddie & Maggie, plus Chris and Robyn Thorogood.
Work included much nettle pulling from the pond banks, around the fruit trees and in the ditch by the Weir. Ross tied lose Willow ends of the Willow path to make them grow higher. Overhanging Elder and Willow branches were removed. The elm trees were cleared around as were the seats. A leaning Hornbeam tree near the entrance was rope tied to hold it up. With this amount of tidying and Jim having cut the paths last week the reserve is looking good.
The main photograph (click to enlarge) shows most of the group taking a well-earned coffee break, with additional energy supplies coming in the form of some delicious cakes kindly provided by Chris Thoroughgood.
If you'd like to join in the next work party, you'll be made very welcome. Please contact the volunteer manager of Snakemoor, Robyn Thorogood. Email: email@example.com
popular recent storiesAlso in the news
🎪Help needed! Haddenham Village Fete will return this year on Saturday 11th June, 13.00 -- 16.30, at Church End.One of the main aims is to raise money for local good causes and organisations.Community events like this rely heavily on adult volunteers so if you are able to lend a hand in any way, we'd love to hear from you. If you can spare just 1 — 1.5 hours you will still have loads...
Haddenham Screen is returning after the Covid break on Tuesday 24th May.Organisers look forward to seeing all their supporters from pre-pandemic days and all other residents of Haddenham and the surrounding villages to their programme of some of the best movies released recently . Tickets available online or at the doorThe re-opening presentation...
Following recent criticisms in certain national newspapers and on social media of the current state of General Practice in this country, we have chosen to reproduce a letter published in the latest edition of the British Medical Journal, written by a GP based in Oxfordshire.Where have our GPs gone?That question topped the 3 May front page of the Daily Mail--a tabloid newspaper not known for...