Sunday, June 3rd, 14.00 – 16.00, ‘In and Around Pilley Bridge Nature Reserve 1881 – 2018’
An event to commemorate the opening of Leckhampton Station in June 1881, the Cheltenham Suffragists and Suffragettes actively working to get the vote for women, the destruction of the bridge in World War 2, rebuilding, the closure of the rail line in 1965 through to the formation of Friends of Pilley Bridge Nature Reserve in 2012 and its place in the local community today and in the future. The Pilley Bridge Express will be ‘unofficially reopened’ for train rides and there will be homemade cakes and refreshments, Woodcraft Folk activities, a Nature ‘Treasure’ Hunt, Local History stalls, Raffle, and PBNR Exhibition. Please let Sharon know if you can help in any way, before, or on, Sunday 3rd June, by contacting Sharon on 07703351546 or emailing email@example.com
Throughout March to June, we have a Gloucestershire University student carrying out a survey on Invertebrates for her MSc and a young man from a local school undertaking a bird survey for his Duke of Edinburgh Award.
First Saturday of the Month, 10:30-12:30 Friends of Pilley Bridge Nature Reserve has its regular monthly Conservation Work Party in the Nature Reserve and the Community Orchard. These are held the first Saturday of every month. We work for about 2 hours but if you can only drop in for half an hour or so you that’s fine. Everyone welcome – young and old. So far an enormous amount has been achieved at these work parties so thank you to each of you who has made this possible. We meet at the western end (Travis Perkins end) of the reserve. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org