This year’s Bourne Show is on Saturday 21st July and as usual the Bourne Conservation Group has a significant presence.
The Bourne Conservation Group (BCG) has again been involved in the judging for this year’s Nation in Bloom competition, held on 10th July. It was the opportunity to launch a technical innovation that should be of lasting benefit for visitors to sites managed by the Group.
Farnham Town Council first introduced a walking festival into its programme of events in 2017. With some thirty walks over a week, including three organised by The Bourne Conservation Group, the festival proved extremely popular and it was decided to repeat the event in but over a two week period in 2018. Once again BCG was enthusiastic to take part, offering three walks broadly similar to last year’s.
The new data protection law (GDPR) is coming into force on the 25 May 2018. In common with all
organisations holding personal data, we need to ensure we comply, and this has given us the
opportunity to review our policies.
We have written to all our Members and Friends to say that The Bourne Conservation Group would
like to ensure we have everyone’s correct details and that you are happy for us to continue to
contact you. We greatly value the support of all Members and Friends.
You can find all our Policies including our Policy for Safeguarding Personal Data here.
By last Sunday morning the snow had almost gone and the sun almost came out, giving us very good conditions for our session in the Old Churchyard. So, many thanks to the team that took on a whole range of tasks across the site. This will contribute to a good setting for the Church’s Palm Sunday service there on 25th March.
The crocuses are still a beautiful sight in sunshine like today. The photo was taken on a phone but there are better photos on our website where the page about the Old Churchyard project has just been updated.
This is part of a major effort to enhance the website with contributions from several Committee members. We are receiving great help from our member Thomas Hill contributing his technical skills.
Every year our resident expert on biodiversity, Dr Martin Angel, provides a report of his observations of wildlife in the area which enable us to track trends in biodiversity over time. They provide an indicator of the health of the local environment and are made available to the Surrey Wildlife Trust and other interested organisations. He has now submitted his report for 2017, which concentrates on moths. Continue reading “Biodiversity Report 2017”
2018 is expected to be a significant year in The Bourne because of the provision of a new cricket pavilion on The Green. This is planned to be a model construction giving not only excellent facilities for the village sports teams but also meeting and entertainment possibilities for the whole community. To mark the opening of this important year a Community Party was arranged in St Martin’s Hall on the evening of 2nd January by the cricket club who kindly invited other organisations to participate. Continue reading “Party for The Bourne Community”
With the passing of 2017, our Group can look back on a very successful year. We have taken part in no less than 74 work sessions which has enabled us to keep our main sites in good order as well as undertaking new tasks for the benefit of the local area and its residents. Continue reading “At Year’s End”
Our latest Newsletter, expertly edited by Martin Angel, has been sent to all members and friends. It is packed with interesting articles about our projects and related subjects which we are sure you will enjoy reading. If you would like a copy please request it from firstname.lastname@example.org
The Bourne Conservation Group (BCG) has recently completed one of its largest projects for some time, at the end of a year in which the Group has played a significant part in the success of Farnham in Bloom whilst continuing to maintain key sites and open spaces in The Bourne for the benefit of the environment. Continue reading “Bourne Conservation Group helps walkers with Sable Wood project”