Diary 2020

JANUARY

Sun 5th
10.30 am
New Year Walk: Monks and Moorings
- a 6.5-mile walk for the start of the year. Meet at Shobnall Leisure Centre car park DE14 2BB at 10.30 am. Bring food, drink and waterproofs. Walking boots or wellies recommended.

Tues 7th
7.30 pm
Staffordshire Wildlife Trust talk: Fighting Rural and Wildlife Crime, including Staffordshire Horsewatch.
Speaker: PCSO Lucy Hadfield. Venue: All Saints Church Hall, Branston Road. Cost: adults £3, children free.

Thurs 9th 8.00 pm for 8.30 pm
BCV monthly meeting at The Alfred, Derby Street (a week later than usual)

Sun 12th
10.30 am
Sinai Park
- restoring a Georgian plunge pool - a location full of history but a new work-site for BCV. Grid ref. of work site SK 223 231, accessed via the footpath opposite the Shobnall Road/Reservoir Road junction, then head up the hill. Parking on Reservoir Road (postcode DE14 2BS), or in the back car park of the Albion Taphouse pub DE14 2BE (avoid the red spaces). More details about the Sinai Park site here.

Sun 19th
10.30 am
Chasewater - scrub clearance near the sailing club. Postcode WS7 3QY, grid ref. SK 039 079. Parking on the track just before the sailing club.

Sun 26th
10.30 am
Burbage Common, Hinckley
- hedge-laying and coppicing at the Smithy Lane end. If making your own way to the site, it's on Smithy Lane off Sapcote Road, Burbage. Grid ref. SP 451 941. Nearest postcode LE10 2AT.


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.

Sun 16th - to be arranged

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.


MARCH

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


APRIL

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

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.


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 Sun 7th June
BCV Holiday Week - a semi-working holiday in the Welsh hills (to be confirmed)


JUNE

Sat 30th May to Sun 7th June
BCV Holiday Week - a semi-working holiday in the Welsh hills (to be confirmed)

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.