May 2022

Tuesday 3rd: First installment of our training course on dry stone walling up at Little Wood on the Golf Course.

Tuesday 10th: Cutting up and removing yet another fallen tree on the boundary wall of Dog Kennel Wood, plus mulching and re-establishing the path through the woodland area.

Tuesday 17th: Gardening and path repair in DKW, plus planting out baby trees and wildflowers, and clearing more wreckage from the wall.

Tuesday 24th: Walling preparation work in Little Wood, plus miscellaneous tasks in DKW, including installing a new water butt.

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April 2022

Tuesday 5th: Clearing brambles and perennial weeds round the entrance of Dog Kennel Wood and repairs to the raised beds.

Tuesday 12th: Clearing a fallen tree on the Tram road, and more repair work in DKW.

Tuesday 19th: Cutting up and removing fallen trees round the wall behind DKW, and gardening work.

Tuesday 26th: The long-postponed AGM! At 10am, everyone welcome. Followed by general tidying up and gardening.

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COVID-19: March 2021

KCV is meeting again on Tuesdays as the Covid regulations allow, being careful to maintain social distancing. Activities are caring for our baby trees, sowing and planting wild flowers, weeding, hard landscaping work round the site, and gardening/repair work in Serpentine Wood or Fellside.

Meet at Dog Kennel Wood at 9am.

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September 2020

Tuesday 1st: Still some work to do on the Alphabet Trail, weather permitting.

Tuesday 8th: More repair on the Alphabet Trail, and work around the pond area.

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August 2020

Tuesday 4th: General gardening jobs and constructing a path round the pond, now we have cleared the ground.

Tuesday 11th: Finishing off the pond path and weeding.

Tuesday 18th: General tree care work at Dog Kennel Woods.

Tuesday 25th: Tidying up the Alphabet Trail in Serpentine Woods.

We will observe social distancing rules and stay outside. Disinfectant and soap provided. Meet at DKW at 9.00 am for all activities.

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July 2020

Tuesday 7th: More gardening and weeding, plus repair work around Dog Kennel Wood. Path clearing (brambles etc) in Serpentine Woods.

Tuesday 14th: We are going to clear an area round the pond in DKW to plant wet-loving wild flowers Also build a newt habitat, as we think we have newts in the pond.

Tuesday 21st: Further work on our new wetland wild flower area, and the new coppice area, and improving the paths round DKW.

Tuesday 28th: Finish the new wetland area, weeding, or wall repair along the tram road, as people prefer.

We will observe social distancing rules and stay outside. Disinfectant and soap provided. Meet at DKW at 9.00 am for all activities.

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June 2020

Tuesday 2nd: Weeding coppice area in Noble’s Rest. Coronavirus social distancing rules will apply. Meet at 9.30 in Noble’s Rest. Morning only.

Tuesday 15th: General KCV meeting. We need to do gardening / weeding / repair work round Dog kennel Wood. We will observe social distaning rules and stay outside. Disinfectant and soap provided, plus chocolate biscuits! Meet at DKW at 9.00 am .

Tuesday 22nd: More gardening, weedng and tidying up round DKW. Meet at 9am as usual.

Tuesday 29th: More gardening, weedng and tidying up round DKW. More chocolate biscuits! Meet at 9am as usual.

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May 2020

Tuesday 26th: work on new coppice area in Nobles Rest: weeding and establishment of woodland ground flora. Meet at Noble’s Rest at 9.30. Current Coronavirus social distancing measures will apply and a maximum of two people will be working on site at the same time. Contact Terry if interested.

Thursday 28th: watering newly planted trees and shrubs in Dog Kennel Wood. Meet at DKW at 10.00.

Friday 29th: finish weeding new coppice area in Noble’s Rest. Coronovirus social distancing rules will apply. Meet in Noble’s Rest at 9.30. Morning only.

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March 2020

Tuesday 3rd

Tidying up and tree planting at Dog Kennel Wood.

Friday 6th

Work party at Noble’s Rest to plant up new area. Contact Terry for more details.

Tuesday 10th

Working on the “leaky dams” at Bird’s Park for Cumbria Wildlife Trust.

Friday 13th

Work party at Noble’s Rest to plant trees and shrubs in new area of coppice. Morning only. Meet at DKW at 9.00 or at Noble’s Rest after 10.00.

Tuesday 17th

Working on the third “leaky dam” at Bird’s Park for Cumbria Wildlife Trust.

Friday 20th – morning only

Work party at Noble’s Rest to plant woodland plants in new coppice area. Meet at DKW at 9.00 to pick-up plants and tools or at Noble’s Rest after 10.00.

Coronavirus

Everything is cancelled until further notice. Sorry!

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February 2020

Tuesday 4th

Clearing scrub on the Tram Bank on Kendal Fell, to improve conditions for wild flowers and butterflies.

Tuesday 11th

Tree planting at Bird’s Park reservoir for Cumbria Wildlife Trust.

Tuesday 18th

The Annual General Meeting at 9.15am, followed by continuing the work on the Tram Bank on Kendal Fell.

Tuesday 25th

Tree planting at Bird’s Park reservoir for Cumbria Wildlife Trust.

Friday 28th

Tree planting at Dog Kennel Wood, weather permitting.

Meet at Dog Kennel Wood at 9am for all activities.

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