Author Archives: Simon

Swifts

No doubt many plotholders will be familiar with the swifts that fly over the site at this time of year. Derbyshire Widlife Trust are running a survey to find out where they nest and think this may be the largest … Continue reading

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Bonfires

Here’s a reminder of the rules concerning bonfires: – You may only have bonfire between October 1st and May 1st. – Only start a bonfire one hour before sunset. – Please take into account the direction in which smoke may … Continue reading

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Progress since the fire

Since the fire was reported in the Derby Telegraph we have been touched by the many offers of support we have received to help us put things right. Funding is being provided by Toyota, Western Power, Littleover Business Group and Tom Carey Fund to clear up the … Continue reading

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New pond

Our new pond in the wildlife garden: Thanks to Sally Ann and Sandra for making this happen, and to the community payback team for providing the labour.

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Butterflies

First sighting this week of the red admiral: This would be the offspring of ones that overwintered here as the new wave of arrivals from the continent haven’t arrived yet. And according to Ken Orpe, the recorder for the East … Continue reading

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Have you moved?

Please could members make sure they inform the secretary of any change of address or any other contact details ie phone or email address. We need this information as in the past we have been unable to contact some members … Continue reading

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Hedges

Plotholders should be aware that it is their responsibility to keep their hedges cut – both sides and top – some hedges that have not been cut are restricting access along the main paths. We no longer have the community … Continue reading

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