Diary 2020

FEBRUARY

Sun 2nd 10.30 am
Weaverlake near Yoxall. Wetland and woodland work. Postcode DE13 8AD, Grid ref. SK 136 192. In Weaverlake Drive - parking at Penny's house on the left. Let Lawrence know if you need a lift from Burton.

Tues 4th 7.30 pm
Staffordshire Wildlife Trust talk: "Beneath" (and also the wildlife of Staffordshire)
. Speaker: Dave Hollis. Venue: All Saints Church Hall, Branston Road. Cost: adults £3, children free.

Thurs 6th 8.00 pm for 8.30 pm
BCV monthly meeting at The Alfred, Derby Street

Fri 7th 7.30 pm
BCV Winter Party
at the Burton Bridge Inn (Brewery) including buffet and skittles.

Sun 9th 10.30 am
Branston Water Park - Reed bed management. Park at the visitors centre car park, and walk round to the work site on the opposite side of the lake.

Sat 15th 10.00 am
Toad Hole group - working at Branston Cemetery, Clays Lane

Sun 16th 10.30 am
Change of task - now an Allotment session - allotments off Cambridge Street, Burton DE14 3PQ, grid ref. SK 236 224.

Sat 22nd 2pm to 5pm
Little Forest outdoor teaching area - general maintenance

Sun 23rd 10.30 am
Weaverlake near Yoxall. Wetland and woodland work. Postcode DE13 8AD, Grid ref. SK 136 192. In Weaverlake Drive - parking at Penny's house on the left. Let Lawrence know if you need a lift from Burton.

Mon 24th 10am to 12 noon
One World Week/Fairtrade tree planting at Stretton Social Club, Beech Lane

Thurs 27th 10.00 am
Risk assessment walk for Tatenhill parish council, 6 to 8 miles from Tatenhill village hall

Sat 29th 10am to 12 noon
Branston Leas tree/bluebell planting (meet at Riverside Hotel)

MARCH

Sun 1st
10.30 am
Branston Water Park - Reed bed management. Park at the visitors centre car park, and walk round to the work site on the opposite side of the lake.

Tues 3rd 7.30 pm
Staffordshire Wildlife Trust talk: Birding in Costa Rica. Speaker: Paul Bingham. Venue: All Saints Church Hall, Branston Road. Cost: adults £3, children free.

Thurs 5th
8.00 pm for 8.30 pm
BCV monthly meeting at The Alfred, Derby Street

Sat 7th 10am to 3.30 pm
Fairtrade craft stall at Burton Library

Sun 8th 10.30 am
Sinai Park House - continuing the restoration project on the Georgian plunge pool. Parking on Reservoir Road (postcode DE14 2BS) - please be considerate to local residents. Grid ref. of work site SK 223 231, accessed via the footpath opposite the Shobnall Road/Reservoir Road junction, take the stile over the fence on the right, then head up the hill, go through the entrance gate to the house, and then turn left. More details about the Sinai Park site here.

Sun 15th 10.30 am
Chasewater - scrub clearance near the sailing club. (This is the session postponed from February because of Storm Dennis.) Postcode WS7 3QY, grid ref. SK 039 079. Parking on the track just before the sailing club.

Sat 21st 10.00 am
Toad Hole/Branton Friends group - location tba

Sun 22nd 10.30 am
Allotment session & BBQ - allotments off Cambridge Street, Burton DE14 3PQ, grid ref. SK 236 224.

Sun 29th 10.30 am
Coton Park - Badgers Hollow car park, grid ref. SK 271 179; nearest post code DE12 6RF. Contact Lawrence if you need a lift from Burton.


APRIL

Thurs 2nd 8.00 pm for 8.30 pm
BCV monthly meeting at The Alfred, Derby Street

Sun 5th 10.30 am
Knowle Hill, Ticknall
- balsam clearance

Tues 7th
7.30 pm
Staffordshire Wildlife Trust talk: Garden Birds (our relationship with them over the last 150 years). Speaker: Kevin Reynolds. Venue: All Saints Church Hall, Branston Road. Cost: adults £3, children free.

Sun 19th 10.30 am
Burbage Common, Hinckley

Sun 26th 10.30 am
Knowle Hill, Ticknall
- balsam clearance


MAY

Tues 5th 7.30 pm
Staffordshire Wildlife Trust talk: Lichfield and Hatherton Canal restoration. Speaker: Chris Bull. Venue: All Saints Church Hall, Branston Road. Cost: adults £3, children free.

Thurs 7th 8.00 pm for 8.30 pm
BCV monthly meeting at The Alfred, Derby Street

Sun 17th 10.00 am
BCV walk: Spires & Stiles. A 9-mile walk (6 hours, 10+ stiles) from the Rosliston Forestry Centre, led by BCV as part of the National Forest Walking Festival

Sat 23rd 10.00 am
BCV walk: Washlands to Walton. Our annual 12-mile walk (6.5 hours, no stiles) from the Washlands car park (off Watson Street DE14 3AH), led by BCV as part of the National Forest Walking Festival

Sat 30th May to Sat 6th June
BCV Holiday Week - a semi-working holiday at a Landmark Trust site in the Welsh hills (bunkhouse accommodation)


JUNE

Sat 30th May to Sat 6th June
BCV Holiday Week - a semi-working holiday at a Landmark Trust site in the Welsh hills (bunkhouse accommodation)

Thurs 11th 8.00 pm
BCV AGM (to be confirmed) at The Alfred, Derby Street


If you need more details of any of these events, please contact Lawrence on 01283 537074 or 07432 608931.