Volunteers needed for help in Palewell Common

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Volunteers needed for help in Palewell Common

If you have a little bit of spare time and like to enjoy our local green spaces, fancy perhaps meeting people anew, then please pop on down to Palewell Common on either or all of the following dates:

  • Tuesday 15th April
  • Wednesday 12th May
  • Monday 16th June

Meet outside the cafe @ 11am.

You can donate as little or as much time as you like.

What is it about?

Glendale has the Glendale Nature’s Gym (click here for more info) which organizes through volunteers to go to our green spaces and do various jobs to improve nature’s space.  In the past they have planted a small orchard with daffodils amongst the trees, clearing the glades of bramble through the woods and planting bluebells.  There is also a small pond in the woods which is kept clear (I have still yet to find this) and various other jobs, there is never nothing to do.

It is also a way to keep fit, take in some fresh air, see nature and meet other people who have a goal in common, sounds like fun to me.

All you need are sensible shoes, gardening or sturdy gloves and a bottle of water.

If you have any more queries, or perhaps know of a local group who would be willing to pitch in and help, please use the contact on either the Glendale Site, or Friends of Palewell Common Site, or better still…..

Just turn up!

As always thank you for reading, Justine x

© Justine @LivinginEastSheen.co.uk

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Lovely Easter Egg Hunt by The Friends of Palewell Common!

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What a lovely Easter Egg Hunt we had run by The Friends of Palewell Common

On Saturday the 6th, The Friends of Palewell Common set up an Easter Egg Hunt.  This organization is voluntary, occasionally getting grants for various things to improve our green space that we call Palewell Common.

  • If you wish to see what they do, click here.  
  • If you wish to download a form to join The Friends of Palewell Common, click here.

You  might not know that The Friends of Palewell Common planted some fruit trees in the Common, how lovely is this?  The children can learn and benefit from the fruit when ripe.

Fencing

The Friends of Palewell Common also provided our lovely fencing that I have admired in the past.  This is an old type of fencing technique that takes quite some time to master and is also not cheap, but provides a natural boundry that is pleasing to the eye for residents such as us.  However you will see that sadly some of the fencing has been destroyed, it pays to be mindful when using the common to take care of what has been provided for us.

Moving on from this, and on to the event!

Palewell Common

Friends of Palewell Common

There was a little table set up for the event & posters being set out.

The idea was to go and hunt for a piece of card placed on a stick, the card was in the shape of an egg, presumably members had taken time to construct and cut out all of these what I call ‘Easter Egg Sticks’ to find.

The Friends of Palewell Common

Posters being put up by one member!

They were then placed in various places about the common.  They were not in too difficult places to find, so very suitable for young children.  I have suggested next year perhaps to have a tier system of difficulty to try and attract the older kids too, which should be fun.

Easter Egg Sticks

Easter Egg Sticks

My youngest son did not grasp the concept of only one Easter Egg Stick per child, which would result in one egg for him and me giving my information to The Friends of Palewell Common to presumably go on their mailing list.

My youngest promptly ran around the playground picking up every single one, only to be sent back by myself to put them back.

He chose to place one on top of the climbing frame, all of us adults refused should it not be found to go and get it!

We started from scratch again and off to the edge of the forest.

It was a lovely opportunity also to take in the beauty of Spring Time, plus meet a few four legged friends along the way.

020018Each son collected an Easter Egg Stick, which was summarily then returned, resulting in a  small chocolate egg as a prize.  Information handed over and membership card given (I did pay earlier!) and a lovely chat was struck between me and some of the Committee members who I can wholeheartedly say show their passion in this endeavour to improve our green space joyfully which is wonderful to see.

Friends of Palewell Common
Friendly Committee members of the Friends of Palewell Common

I would encourage anyone local to join and have a say in our space and hopefully donate time and or experience to help this small venture take off even further.

Once again thank you for reading, Justine x

© Justine @ LivinginEastSheen.co.uk

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