Working Parties 2014-2015




We had a very wet start for the November working party but seven hardy volunteers turned out. The Jubilee Coppice had been strimmed in advance by the Chairman so it only took an hour or two to clear. The overgrown SSN Car Park was more of a challenge but many of the weeds and brambles were cleared and mounds of wood chip were moved. Corrugated iron donated by Clive & Jenny was given a new lease of life dividing the wood chip from the leaf piles. And then we saw a bit of blue sky.


And the blue sky must have lasted for a couple of months, because it was still sunny in early January for the next working party. Thanks to the many who showed up a lot of work was done. One team cleared the scrub along the NW side of SSO while the other put up signs on SSN Car Park and created a woodchip path up the hill. Work also continued on the middle pathway between A and B road plots. It was a good day for bonfires because there was a steady wind from the west blowing the smoke away from surrounding houses so all the non-compostable waste from the two working days was quickly burnt.


The SSN Car Park is improved and it is great to see that the nearby tenants have made good use of the woodchip and manure that has been dumped there. So if you are laying paths or mulching be sure to use up as much of the material as you want from the dumps on SSN or SSO.


The next working party will take place on Sunday 1st February. The main job will be to harvest the hazel crop from the Jubilee Coppice on SSN and bundle it into bean poles and pea sticks. Come along and have your pick of the straightest and longest bean poles, and of course, tuck into a generous lunch of soup and pies.

Neil & Tricia Kennedy, C23



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Latest News

Open Day 2018

Pruning fruit trees

The Society has arranged two dates when a trained horticulturalist will talk about the theory and practice of pruning. There will be a demonstration and the opportunity to ask questions. The dates are: Saturday 10th February 14.00 hrs and Friday 16th February 14.00 hrs Both to be held the at tea hut Sunnyside Old B15.

AGM 20 January 2018

At Sunnyside Rural Trust building on SSO at 10.30 am. Please come along to support the society and to pay this year's subs which are £4.00. You can download the agenda and 2016 minutes by clicking on this link. Please print them out and bring along to the meeting.