Covid 19

Unfortunately our working sessions are on hold for the foreseeable future.

Following Government guidelines we will not be meeting as our priority is to keep our volunteers as safe and healthy as possible. The session on Saturday 11th April and the plant sale in May are definitely cancelled and it’s unlikely that we’ll be back to normal working in June. As we generally miss July and August the next feasible date will be 12th September.

Please look out for e-mails and facebook posts and we’ll update you as the situation changes. Thank you all for your continued support and stay safe in theses difficult times.

Could we also ask that you keep an eye out for suspicious activity if you regularly walk in The Hollies. A fire was started at the back of one of the portacabins last week causing extensive damage – one of the greenhouses was also targeted and several shrubs were dug up and then discarded. Thank you.

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Saturday 14 March

We had a very good attendance last month and managed to do a lot of clearing of drainage ditches and other areas.

There will be similar work at this month’s session on Saturday 14th March meeting at 10am in the Hollies car park. As it’s been so wet it’s important to wear appropriate clothing and footwear.

PLEASE REMEMBER TO BRING SUITABLE GLOVES as we don’t provide them.
A range of tools are available but feel free to bring your own.

Refreshments will be provided as usual when we finish. Hope to see you all there.

Future dates:
Saturday 11th April -10am
Saturday 16th May – 9.30am (annal plant sale)
Saturday 13th June – 10am

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Saturday 11th January 2020

Hope you all had a good Christmas and we look forward to seeing you in the New Year.

Our next session is on Saturday 11th January meeting at 10am in The Hollies car park. We’ll be carrying on with general clearing and maintenance work so wear appropriate clothing and footwear – and don’t forget your gloves!

Remember that helping for even a short time makes a big difference.

Refreshments will be available at the end and a big thank you to our dedicated team who provide drinks and delicious cakes each time 👍🧁🎂.

Next dates:

Saturday 8th February
Saturday 14th March
Saturday 11th April

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Saturday 14th December

Our next work session is on Saturday 14th December meeting at 10am in the Hollies car park.

We’ll be continuing with general clearing and maintenance work and hopefully the weather will remain dry. Bring any tools you have and remember gardening gloves and sturdy footwear. Festive refreshments will be provided when we finish.

And finally as it’s our last session of the year – a big THANK YOU to everyone who has helped out during 2019 – your hard work is appreciated and really does make a big difference. Let’s all make a resolution to continue the good work in 2020 !!

Future dates: 2020
Saturday 11th January
Saturday 9th February
Saturday 8th March

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Saturday 9 November

Thanks to all who attended last month – we had a good morning clearing a lot of the drainage channels to get the water flowing again – muddy work but very worthwhile!

Our next work session is on Saturday 9th November meeting at 10am in the Hollies car park. We have some bulbs left to plant but will also be continuing with general clearing work and hopefully the weather will remain dry. Bring any tools you have and remember gardening gloves and sturdy footwear. Refreshments will be provided when we finish.

Future dates:
Saturday December 14th
Saturday January 11th
Saturday February 8th

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Saturday 12 October

Our next work session is on Saturday 12th October meeting at 10am in the Hollies car park.

We’ll be continuing with general clearing work and hopefully the weather will remain dry. We should also have plenty of bulbs to plant. Bring any tools you have and remember gardening gloves and sturdy footwear.

Refreshments will be provided when we finish.

Future dates:
Saturday 9th November
Saturday 14th December
Saturday 11th January

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Saturday 14 September

After our summer break you should all be rested and raring to get on with some work in The Hollies – we start again on Saturday 14th September meeting as usual at 10am in The Hollies car park.

There will be plenty of jobs to do after our two months off and even helping for a little while can make a big difference.

Remember stout shoes/boots and gloves. Please also bring secateurs, trowels and spades if you have them. Refreshments will be provided as usual.

Future diary dates:

Saturday 12th October – 10am
Saturday 9th November – 10am
Saturday 14th December – 10am

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The UK’s Best Park

Don’t forget to vote for The Hollies

http://www.fieldsintrust.org/best-park/yorkshire

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Saturday 8 June

A big thank you to all who helped and attended the plant sale in May. It was a great success and always helps to raise awareness of the work we do.

Our next work session is on Saturday 8th June meeting at 10am in the Hollies car park. We’ll be continuing with general clearing work and hopefully the weather will remain dry. Bring any tools you have and remember gardening gloves and sturdy footwear. Refreshments will be provided when we finish.

Please note that we have a break in July and August but look forward to seeing everyone again on Saturday 14th September at 10am.

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May News – The Plant Sale!

Thanks to all who helped in April – the work you do really does make a difference!

There is no working session in May – instead we have our annual plant sale on Saturday 18th May which starts at 9.30 am instead of 10. We’ll be setting up under the trees just through the car park from 8.30 onwards and any help you can give with this will be appreciated. The sale will go on until 11 am (or sooner if everything sells!) so do come along and buy if you can’t help with the setting up. Also please spread the word to friends, family, colleagues and anyone else who may be interested. We’ve always done well with this event and it’s a good opportunity to raise awareness of the work we do. We also have a refreshment stall serving hot drinks and homemade cakes – any donations for the cake stall will be gladly accepted!!

We look forward to seeing many of you there.

Next dates:
Saturday 8th June 10 am
Note there are no sessions in July and August
Saturday 14th September 10 am

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