SPECIES IN THE BRIERDENE WILDLIFE SITE IS NOW 1017
the R.H.S. Northumbria in Bloom Awards we received the Outstanding Award; this
is the ninth year running we have received this top award.
Here are two of the
comments made by the Judge “The
walk along the dene bottom is a joy, full of the biodiversity and wild flowers,
and the swathes of grasses and wild flowers on the upper dene have made the top
area more inviting and less like a green desert”, and “The
involvement of so many schools are another achievement and the support of the
local authority and local businesses is excellent”.
We also gave a talk and Powerpoint display at St
Edwards Church and had a display of some of the new species recorded this year
at St Marys Church Autumn Fete.
thanks to North Tyneside Council and their grass cutters who have done an
excellent job of cutting all the areas in the lower dene.
would like to thank the Whitley Bay Golf Club for their support in hiring us
their cutter and bailer and staff to cut all the upper dene areas. This will
save us at least six weeks work clearing along the dene top.
We still have a
little cutting left to do where the machines could not reach.
THE BIG RAKE UP
you have a little free time on Wednesday and Saturday mornings between 10:00
and 12:00 am come along and help us with the Big Rake Up.
volunteers would appreciate any help in completing this task, if you can bring
your own garden rake as well that would help us.