Hope you’re keeping well and enjoying the early autumn sunshine.
We have some new guidelines from Leeds City Council regarding volunteers which means we should be able to start helping out again soon. We won’t be able to get together in October but hopefully will re-commence on Saturday November 14th if all goes to plan.
The new guidelines are as follows:
*We can only work in a group of 6 which includes Frank so only 5 additional volunteers per session.
*All volunteers must observe social distancing.
*No refreshments can be served afterwards.
*Anyone with Covid symptoms or who has had contact with someone with Covid symptoms should not attend.
*All volunteers must have a risk assessment with Frank before re-starting.
If you are happy to volunteer under these restrictions please reply by email and we will arrange risk assessments with Frank towards the end of October. If we have more than 5 responses we will rotate on a monthly basis so that everyone gets a chance to participate.
As lockdown measures are (hopefully) relaxed in the future the restrictions should also change.
Thank you for your continued interest and support over the past few months and we look forward to seeing you in the near future
Hope everyone’s keeping safe and well.
Although our services are desperately needed in The Hollies, we unfortunately won’t be back working in September. Leeds Council aren’t letting any volunteers return to work just yet, but as permanent staff are now back we hope it won’t be too long.
We will do another update towards the end of September, and hope to see you all soon.
We hope that you are keeping safe and well.
As restrictions are relaxed we are considering how we can recommence our working sessions while maintaining everyone’s safety. There will be a lot to do once we can start working again, but the next feasible date remains 12th September. We will update you with more details nearer to the time.
We know that many of you will have been in the park during the lockdown, but if you are missing your views of The Hollies there are lots of pictures on http://www.headingleyleeds.com including some fantastic historic ones. If you have any comments or photo’s of your own feel free to share here or on our facebook page.
Thank you for your continued support, and stay safe.
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.
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.
Saturday 11th April -10am
Saturday 16th May – 9.30am (annal plant sale)
Saturday 13th June – 10am
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 👍🧁🎂.
Saturday 8th February
Saturday 14th March
Saturday 11th April
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
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.
Saturday December 14th
Saturday January 11th
Saturday February 8th
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.
Saturday 9th November
Saturday 14th December
Saturday 11th January
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