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Fun on Family Sports Day with hoop races, curly wurlies and tug of war

Children bounce towards the finish line on their space hoppers

We hosted a family sports day on September 19th, attracting fifty children and their parents.  A crowd of spectators gathered to watch the fun.

Divided into teams, kids of all ages took part in the activities, including egg & spoon, sack and space hopper . . . → Read More: Fun on Family Sports Day with hoop races, curly wurlies and tug of war

Volunteers construct a new beetle loggery

On Saturday 22nd May 2010, a joint workday was held at Cherry Tree Wood involving Friends of CTW, Barnet Green Spaces staff and volunteers from CSV – GO London. GO London is part of Community Service Volunteers, a nationwide charity that supports many different types of volunteering. GO London organises weekend volunteering events across . . . → Read More: Volunteers construct a new beetle loggery

Park Keeper’s Hut to be used as meeting place for workdays

Friends of Cherry Tree Wood has been granted permission to use the park-keeper’s hut next to the tennis courts. Barnet Council is going to locate a number of tools there and a wheelbarrow and it will make an ideal meeting place for workdays. We will also have a key to the notice board so that . . . → Read More: Park Keeper’s Hut to be used as meeting place for workdays

Workday 22 May 2010: Construction of a second stag beetle loggery

We have organised a workday involving CSV – GO London on May 22nd 2010 to clear the protected area adjacent to the play-park of brambles and to construct a second Stag Beetle loggery. Our Barnet Green Spaces Officer has found a large number of stag beetle larvae at another Barnet site and is happy to . . . → Read More: Workday 22 May 2010: Construction of a second stag beetle loggery

Breathing Places Grant

We were successful in our application to the Big Lottery Fund for a Breathing Places grant to help us prevent further deterioration of the woodland area and to preserve and encourage regeneration of native species of flora which will, in turn, benefit indigenous wildlife. . . . → Read More: Breathing Places Grant