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RECORDED SPECIES IN THE BRIERDENE WILDLIFE SITE IS NOW 985



Annual General Meeting will be held at 7:30pm on Wednesday 25th April.

This year it will be held again at the Whitley Bay Golf Club; we have the large room booked and there will be a buffet after the meeting. 

The main speaker this year will be Paul Stevens from E.R.I.C.


Other dates for your diary.

The Annual Bio Blitz will be on Saturday 28th July from 10:00am – 3:00pm, and the Annual Moth Night will be on Saturday 4th August from 9:00pm



NEWS

This month we have received a grant of £1,000 from the RW Mann Trust which has allowed us to replace

our old laptop which had run out of memory.

The balance will go towards seeds, bulbs and replacement tools.



MARCH'S WEATHER


All the wet weather this month means that we have fallen behind on our planned maintenance, but we have been able to complete the clearing and digging out of brambles along the south side of the main footpath on the dene top.


NEW SPECIES


No new species were recorded this month, but we did find a Pelargonium in flower on the links.


Photo and comments on the website.



LINKS LITTER PICK


In conjunction with “Keep Britain Tidy’s” “Big Spring Clean”, we carried out a litter pick on the links and beach.

We collected 17 bags of litter and an old tractor tyre during our morning’s work.




COMMUNITY WARDENS



















We have had a visit from the Community Wardens this month to look at the damage that has been done by the vandals.


The wardens have said that they are going to increase their presence in the area, which may help reduce the number of incidents that we have had.


They would like everyone using the dene to report any unreasonable behaviour by calling them on 101 and asking for 5401 English.



WORK SCHEDULE


March: We have dug out all the bramble runners that we can find and all the rubbish from the southern side of the main footpath on the dene top, we have also cleared some of the bramble runners from the north side of the dene.


North Tyneside Council have also planted for us three new trees on the southern bank, below the scout hut.


April: We plan to catch up on the general maintenance which will include laying some new wood chippings along the walkways at the west end of the dene top, clearing of overhanging branches and growth and the cutting back the refuge areas that were left alongside the length of the burn.