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ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

The AGM for Friends of Abberd Brook will be held in the small room At Coleman's Farm Community Centre on Thursday 21st November commencing 7.00 PM.

NORTH BANK ENHANCEMENT

On 19th January 2 volunteers braved the rain and cold and planted 14 native trees and shrubs along the North bank 2 Hazel, 4 Rowan, 5 Guelder Rose,2 Hawthorn. The majority are just whips (tall slender single stems)which when mature should be attractive to both wildlife and people.

NORTH BANK ENHANCEMENT

Now that the daffodils have been planted along the north Bank. Native Trees and shrubs will be planted along the banks on Saturday 19th-( weather permitting). this should then be complete the enhancement except for regular maintenance.

SYRIAN MEAL

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On Saturday March 9th 2019 7.30 Friends of Abberd Brook will be hosting a Syrian Meal. This will help integration into the community as well as raise funds for the charity.
A £5.00 deposit will secure a place. Please send email to fabcalne@hotmail.com or contact mobile 07952943179 requesting booking.

NEW ENVIRONMENT YOUTH GROUP STARTED

FAB, WWT and River Clean Up have joined forces to start on November 1st, 2 new environmental youth groups named River Warriors(see slide shows). We had a good response, with many youngsters turning up to plant daffodil bulbs, litter pick, make hot chocolate smoothies, upcycled bird feeders and plant pots. The 1st Thursday of each month is aimed at the teenagers and the 3rd Thursday is for families and children. we welcome anyone wanting to get involved and learn more about local conservation, wildlife, waste and recycling. For more information please contact Friends of Abberd Brook via this website or contact Wiltshire Wildlife-- rethinkrubbish@wiltshire wildlife.org

ROTARY DONATE CROCUS BULBS FOR PLANTING NEAR THE UNDERPASS

CALNE ROTARY, kindly donated some money to the Friends of Abberd Brook for crocus bulbs to be planted near the underpass and for general funds. 200 mixed Crocus bulbs were planted on November 3rd during the daffodil plant.The remainder of the donation will help to buy native trees and shrubs, which will replace some of the trees which were removed and heavily pollarded along the North bank. These should be planted in December.