A busy winter season 2021/2022 draws to a close

As we move into spring 2022, it’s worth looking back a couple of months to reflect on what’s been going on at Flaybrick throughout the winter.

A very successful Remembrance Service led by Rev Joe Smith from St Oswald’s was again held on 11th November but shortly afterwards Flaybrick, like so many other areas, was hit by severe storms. Sadly we lost eight of our trees, some around 150 years old and here since the site was laid out by Edward Kemp. Clearance and repair work is still ongoing and will likely continue for several more months; visitors on our forthcoming guided walks will see much evidence of damage caused.

On a brighter note, the volunteer group under the guidance of the Council’s ranger have worked hard to create a memorial garden in the long abandoned RC 7 section. The transformation so far is significant and we are looking forward to the finished job when wild flowers, shrubs and small trees are planted; a small pond is being created too and the overall aim is to attract local wildlife and for them to see it as their new ‘home’.

Volunteers have been busy in many other ways of course; even though we are only just into April, several private walks have already been completed and presentations to groups are also going ahead with three completed and eight more booked for the first half of the year.

Our group’s AGM will take place at the Tam O’Shanter’s Urban Farm at 10.00 am on 23rd April and all members are welcome to come along and hear the Chair talk through his annual report and outline plans for the rest of 2022.

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