Village of Haddenham

Maintaining Snakemoor

Home » News » Maintaining Snakemoor
Robyn Thorogood & Jim Robinson
Jerry Mitchell & Andrew Hearsey
Mike Kershaw & Brian Fattonrini

A small but dedicated team of volunteers joined Robyn Thorogood on Saturday morning, 11th March, to carry out some Springtime maintenance work at Haddenham's local nature reserve, Snakemoor. Here is Robyn's update.

Twelve volunteers came along for the work group, and quite a few visitors were out-and-about enjoying the lovely displays of Daffodils and Snowdrops.

The work completed included some new hedging planted where needed, along the newly laid hedge. Foxgloves and snowdrops were also planted in the hedge/pathway margin. Simultaneously, unearthed rubbish was removed.

Mike Kershaw had been visiting to remove any signs of bramble growing back. Surplus hedge from the layering was removed with help of Bill Piers' trailer.

Louise's Forest School Circle was cleared and the ground laid with wood chip. Two Box plants were set nearby.

A number of Cherry seedlings were removed and Cowslips were planted in the meadow and near the ditch weir. Fallen branches were removed to wood piles.

The team of volunteers on this occasion included:

Sue & Jerry Michell, Brian Fattorini, Andrew & Mary Hearsey, Mike Kershaw, Jim Robinson, Maggie & George Spicer (George on his mobility scooter), Bill Piers, Chris Young and Chris & Robyn. Refreshments were prepared by Chris Thorogood and very much enjoyed, as usual.

Featured in the upper photo are Robyn Thorogood and Jim Robinson, auditioning for a role in a future episode of Midsomer Murders!

The lower photographs feature Jerry Michell & Andrew Hearsey, Mike Kershaw and Brian Fattorini.

popular recent storiesAlso in the news

Solar Panels Deal
Haddenham Webteam: Thu 14 Jan 12:37pm

Interested in discounted solar panels? The Solar Streets project has been extended to Haddenham residents and businesses.Zero Carbon Haddenham are hosting a Solar Streets Q&A session Zoom on Thu 21st Jan 2021, 7.30-8.30pm.To register for the meeting and find out more information, click here: https://solarstreets.co.uk/haddenham.11(https://solarstree...

Covid Vaccination Jab Graphic
Haddenham Webteam: Tue 12 Jan 3:30pm

Buckinghamshire Council has published the following detailed account of the Covid vaccination programme for the countyCovid-19 Vaccination ProgrammeStatus as at Tuesday 12th January 2021Summary of latest informationNumber of residents vaccinated to 12 January 2021: approximately 12,000Two additional GP led vaccination sites will launch this week in Aylesbury and Central Wycombe...

Vaccination Volunteer Guidelines
Haddenham Webteam: Mon 11 Jan 6:15pm

Would you feel able to contribute as a non-clinical volunteer, assisting at the Covid vaccination centre at Stoke Mandeville Stadium? (NB: it is mainly outdoor work and 4.5 hour shifts) Here's how to offer your services:John Burgess, Email: fotojohn@live.co.ukBarry Lynch, Email: barrylynch@gmail.com Tel: 01296...