We have approximately 500 trees to plant in Broad Oak Park on Sunday 28th November. If you would like to assist us with this, please use the registration link below which will not only help us to gauge the numbers of helpers but also allow us to contact you should there be any weather related issues or delays in delivery of the trees themselves.
The ground has been prepared by Rother District Council in advance as shown by the picture above so that actual planting process should be straightforward. We are looking to create a hedgerow to separate two fields which is approximately 160 metres in length and 1.2 metres wide. There is a mixture of trees going in but they are small (300mm to 1 metre) and will need to be protected predominantly by spirals and supporting canes. In terms of equipment, you will need gloves and a small spade.
We will aim to start at around 9.30am and be completed by midday or hopefully before, depending on numbers attending. Limited refreshments (tea/coffee and squash) will be available but please bring your own mugs/glasses.
Once registered, we will then let you know the exact location and meeting point.
Many thanks in advance and hope to see many of you there for this exciting project.
The next beach clean will take place at West Parade, meeting by the loos at the bottom of Richmond Road on Saturday 27th November from 9.30.
We provide the necessary equipment but do appreciate it if you bring your own cup or mug for refreshments and your own gloves.
Look forward to seeing you there.
CLEAN UP COLLINGTON UNDERPASS
On Friday November 17th we shall clear up the underpass between Terminus Road and Wickham Avenue. Do please join us at 9 am with a broom, loppers, a spade or secateurs. We hope you can join us.
Bexhill Friends of the Down
Saturday 20 November/Sunday 21 November 9:30am onwards - Tree Planting on Bexhill Down
Volunteers are needed to plant 210 Woodland Trust trees in a small area just next to the new King Offa Wood. Please bring a spade and gloves. (The dates are provisional, dependent on delivery of trees.)
Wed 10 and Wed 24 Nov 21 - litter pick, meet opposite the Athletic Club. I will have litter-grabbers, bags and rings. Please bring gloves.
Sat 13 and Sat 27 Nov 21, 9:30am to 11:00am - tree care, meet over by the bench next to new planting, King Offa Wood. Strimming, weeding, mulching. Preparation for planting trees on 13 Nov and tree care of new planting on 27 Nov. Bring strimmer/shears/rake/spade if you have any of these. Bring own gloves.
Rain has interfered with tree care this month (cancelled on Saturday morning because of rain), although we did manage to litter-pick on Wednesday. Thanks to the volunteers who braved the rain two weeks ago to carry out tree care, we did some good work even if we did get drenched!
Bexhill Friends of the Down
On Sunday 7th November BEG is joining forces with Community Supporters to clean up the streets of Sidley. Please meet at 2pm outside The New Inn where we shall have all the equipment you need. As for beach cleans or any other cleans/ litter picks, please bring your own gloves and a mug for a welcome drink at the end.
We hope that joint ventures with other groups plus logging the sorts of litter we find to feed in to useful statistics and get to the root cause of which litter and from where will help to eradicate this problem eventually.
Glyne Gap Greening
BEG volunteers continue to maintain the 2 garden beds between the railway bridge and the beach at Glyne Gap. We meet on the last Friday morning of each month weather permitting at 10am. You are welcome to come along to meet us and to join in. Our thanks go to the nearby Oceanside Café for providing a welcome drink to our volunteers..
The Rother Voluntary Action (RVA) organisation held an AGM and Award Ceremony on October 19th during which BEG was proudly given an award for all our work on trees, the I-Tree survey and planting in Bexhill.
On October 22nd BEG held its first face-to-face talk in Beulah Hall, numbers limited to 50. This was an excellent talk by Scott Gudrich from Plover Rovers concerning our Marine Conservation Zone, looking particularly at 3 marine creatures to be found in our waters - the short snouted seahorse, native oysters and els.It was facinating.
BEG runs various litter picks and work parties to clear overgrown sites in Bexhill.
Very often this occurs on a Friday morning.
Please give your name and contact details to Rosclayton50@gmail.com
if you would like to join us. We look forward to working together.
Disclaimer: This Newsletter is compiled from a number of sources and BEG does it best to check the content but can not be responsible for any errors