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The best way to find out about Eastwood Farm and the activities of the Friends group is through our newsletters. This is our latest, and further down the page there are links to all our previous ones, in case you want to delve back further into what we’ve been doing over the years.

Newsletter October 23

Friends of Eastwood Farm

Our AGM and Waymarked Walks
 Dear all
Thank you for those who attended our AGM. It was good to see you, and to remind ourselves of what we have achieved over the last year. The Chair’s report is very satisfying to write because it acts as a real pat on the back to us all. Yes, we have achieved so much in the last year, and have set plans for the year to come. Please take the time to read the minutes. We would also like to welcome Hilary to the team as Treasurer. Her knowledge of accounting, by previously doing her family business accounts, will be so useful and help us greatly. If you would like to see our last year’s accounts, please see the treasurers report

New Waymarked Trails 

The waymarked trails, are now completed with red, blue and green coloured marks on posts, trees and benches, and three new maps at the entrances to Eastwood Farm. Each route has a different degree of difficulty, and I am sure they will be very useful to those who are not regular walkers at Eastwood Farm. We are having an inaugural walking morning of all three walks on Saturday 4th November. The Green walk is accessible to all, including wheelchairs and buggies, and follows the tarred road from Whitmore Ave. The Blue route may be muddy but with no steep slopes and the Red route, the longest, takes you down to the river and around the perimeter of Eastwood Farm. 

All walks will start at 10.30 from the Whitmore Ave entrance to Eastwood Farm (What3Words: ///reject.zelous.doing) on Saturday 4th November. Please come along, we would love your company on any of these walks.  

Thanks to the The Avon Catchment Partnership who funded the project with a top up from our own funds.  

2024 Calendar 

It was great to say thank you at our AGM to all those photographers who had their photographs chosen and published in our 2024 calendar. Thank you Pete Loft, Jack Repper, Jane Davidson, Sam Slade Yazmin Gibbs, Emma Taylor, Jo Moore and Adriana Eterovic. Both Jack and Yazmin are school age, so it was particularly nice that their photos were included. The calendar is very special, local and is of very high quality. Please support our work by purchasing one or more, as they make beautiful Christmas gifts. The calendars are now on sale for £8 each or £7.50 for multiples, and are available from Beeses, 53 Eastwood Road, 210 Allison Road and These Two Hands Gift Shop on Sandy Park Road. We even have a card machine at Beeses now so perfect for those of you who don’t carry cash. All proceeds of the sale go to support the work of The Friends of Eastwood Farm.  

Work party news

Our work parties continue on the first Saturday morning of every month at 10:00am. The meeting point is the green container (Our Shedquarters) by Eastwood Barn (at the bottom of the tip road from Whitmore Avenue, and round to the left). It would be great to have your help and your company. We always gather for a much-needed cuppa, cake and chat after jobs are done. 

Diary of Forthcoming Events:
Wednesday 1st November – group meeting, 53 Eastwood Road at 7:30 
Saturday 4th November – three inaugural walks of our waymarked routes – meeting at Whitmore Ave entrance at 10:30. 
Saturday 2nd December – work party, meeting at shedquarters at 10:00

Please join our WhatsApp group, to keep in touch with what we are all doing, by clicking on this link, . We would love your company and help. You are very welcome.

  Love and Care for your local nature reserve

Jo Moore and Ralph Openshaw

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