Activities this weekend in Greenmount

Woodland Management

We are planning to make a restart of Woodland Management on Friday 4th September at 10am and Kingsbury Wood (access from the bottom of Garside Hey Road)

With respect to Covid-19 it will greatly help if you can bring your own tools e.g. bowsaw and loppers. If you do not have these, do not despair as we will be bringing along the group’s own tools and a lot of hand sanitiser! Please can you be there on time as the first part of the session will be a training session on keeping safe from Covid-19 whilst working in the woods. It is important that you are there at the start to hear what has to be said.

If you have any of the symptoms of Covid-19 then please stay at home. We should be working far enough apart from each other not to require face coverings, but it is advisable to bring one along for your own protection.

Lines – 24 Hour Enduro

The Totty Lines Running Group (TLRG) was established on 6th September 2016 as an informal group  who like to run, jog or walk around Tottington and further afield.  The group has decided to organise a 24 hour endurance event for 5th September 2020 that involves running, jogging, walking (and probably crawling) lengths of the 2.14 miles of the Lines for 24 hours until 0700 Sunday 6th September 2020.

The group is raising funds to install a defibrillator machine to be situated close to the Lines in Tottington. 

All donations no matter how big or small will  be gratefully received and used to support Emergency Life Saving Equipment.  Here is the sponsorship link, all donations would be greatly appreciated as would verbal or other encouragement at the actual event.

Hollymount Orchard Volunteer Session

Tentatively, cautiously, safely…. this Sunday (with risk assessment in hand) we are going to trial a more open volunteering session in the Orchard. Almost like the good ol’ days, if you want to join us and volunteer this Sunday – read on!

Up till now, thanks to the continued support of our regular volunteers we’ve been working in small groups or family bubbles and have managed to keep the orchard looking lovely. But we need a bigger (but socially distanced) effort this Sunday to clear all the long grasses ahead of the harvest. If you want to join us, you’ll need to comply with our ‘Covid guidance for volunteers’ (this includes social distancing measures, contact sharing and hand hygiene requests), but the biggest difference you’ll notice is YOU WILL NEED TO SIGN UP in advance of the session.

– The session will run longer than normal: 11am-4pm and you can attend part or all of the session.

– To register interest or sign up and receive our Covid guidance, please email Ian at [email protected] by Saturday 1pm. NB: Volunteering spaces will be limited.

– The work this Sunday is suitable to all and will focus on cutting and removing the long grasses. Other tasks will be available if this isn’t your particular bag…

We are hugely looking forward to bringing Sunday volunteering back to the Orchard!

Don’t forget – volunteer sessions in the orchard are open to all abilities and no prior experience is required. Get in touch for more information and don’t hesitate to share our work with anyone who might be interested. The Orchard is a project of Incredible Edible Ramsbottom and we’re a small friendly bunch – dedicated to restoring and conserving this unique heritage landscape.

Julie Southworth

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