Don't forget to Zoom in and join our AGM on Mon 19th October
Friends of Badock's Wood AGM
Monday 19th October at 7.30 p.m. via Zoom
Do come along! The papers - minutes, accounts etc are on our website. Agenda and Annual reportOur constitution requires us to hold an Annual General Meeting to report back on the previous year's activities and financial transactions and to elect the officers of the group. The current officers are willing to stand again but we do need your support.
It is important to us, therefore, that we have people attend so that this can be done in a right and proper manner which of course includes the fact that we need to be quorate so we would be grateful if you would come to the online AGM .
We are always looking for new members to help run the group and whilst current officers are willing to stand again others may put themselves forward for election or for a coopted role on the Committee.
It is also your chance to ask the committee questions about what the group has been doing over the previous year - technically March 2019 - Feb 2020 in the written reports - but we can provide updates about activities since then.
Our work has been very curtailed this year by the constraints due to the virus but like many of you, we have been regularly walking in Badock's Wood and keeping on eye on how things are going.
In order for us to send you the Zoom link you will need to register, please, using this Eventbrite link and you will be sent the Zoom link before the meeting. If you have never used Zoom before and would like to try it out before the day please reply to this e-news and we will arrange this.
Future Parks Photo Competition The Future Parks team have created a mini competition for people to upload photos of their parks in order to be in with a chance of winning a hanging basket from Blaise Nursery.
They are looking for photos that will inspire people to visit parks & green spaces across the city that can be published alongside snippets about why people think parks & green spaces are important.
For Sale - Badock's Wood Greetings Cards - £1 per card A5 blank card with envelope made from recycled card
The cards are - from left to right:
Winter, Spring, Autumn and Summer
If you would like one or many cards please reply to this email with your order.
Please let us know
how many of each design you would like;
your telephone number
whether you want to pay by cheque or bank transfer
We will then contact you to arrange delivery and your payment.
These are lovely cards for any occasion and a great way of showing others what a beautiful local nature reserve we have here.
Dog control Public Space Protection Order The city council is currently consulting on the renewal of the Public Space Protection Order that relates to dog control in the city. The consultation is now live here www.bristol.gov.uk/PSPODogControl
The proposal is to retain the current rules on dogs on leads and clearing up dog mess for another three years. The regulations include a list of spaces that are exempt to the ‘dogs on lead’ requirement which includes nearly all parks, but not fenced play areas.
Consultation closes 9th November 2020
Bristol Naturalists' Society holds regular walks and talks every month. They also very kindly lead many of the walks we have in Badock's Wood. FOBW is a member of the "Bristol Nats" but you may want to join up yourselves to be in touch with people who share your enthusiasm whether it's birds, spiders, fungi, moths etc. For more information you can visit their website to find out current information during the pandemic and to become a member of the Society. You can also find them on Facebook for up to date information.
Please report problems in the wood such as
overflowing litter bins, fallen trees, blocked paths etc to Bristol City Council through their online reporting system at:www.bristol.gov.uk/reportparkproblem
Just to let you know....
We don't currently charge for membership of the Friends, but do welcome donations towards our costs. Most of our walks leaders are kind enough to offer their time free but we also have to pay for room hire, leaflets, posters, etc and we also make some donations to organisations whose members kindly lead walks. Where we have to pay for room hire, walks leaders, etc., we do ask that attendees make a donation.
You can donate at most of our events and walks - there is usually a collecting jar - alternatively if you would like to make a one off or regular donation to the group please reply to this email and we will let you have the address / bank details. Thank you.
For more information or to contact us about the Friends of Badock's Wood you can visit our website - www.fobw.org.uk
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