Diary 2020

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 Meeting rearranged to Thurs 12th

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; also constructing a new Ecogrid footpath. 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.

Thurs 12th 8.00 pm for 8.30 pm
BCV monthly meeting at The Alfred, Derby Street (postponed from Thurs 5th)

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 10am to 12 noon
Branston Friends group - Branston Leas (meet at Riverside Hotel car park)

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


Unfortunately all BCV events are cancelled for the time being, due to the coronavirus. Please check back for further updates.

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

Unfortunately all BCV events are cancelled for the time being, due to the coronavirus. Please check back for further updates.

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

Sun 4th 9am to 12 noon
TTTV (Transforming the Trent Valley) Litter Pick on the Trent Washlands, Burton - more details here

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 12th 10.30 am
Rolleston paths - stile work

Sat 18th 10am to 12 noon
Branston Friends group

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

Sun 21st 10.30 am
Knowle Hill, Ticknall
- balsam clearance


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