Fascinating Introduction to the Flexford Reserve

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Walk on the Wild side

The weather was perfect for the our guided evening walk led by warden Claire Bishop from the Hampshire and IOW Wildlife Trust. Discovering that there were so many different varieties of wild flowers present in Lower Flexford Woods, evidence of wildlife and why cattle are brought in to graze the land, was very interesting.  Claire kept everyone captivated, so much so that time flew and the walk carried on until 9pm! Ric Green from Rosemore Grove will often be found with volunteers in the woods, clearing and managing the woodland area. If you see him, do stop for a chat and he will tell you what they are doing. Ric is also a member of the Hampshire and IOW Wildlife Trust.

Barbeque at Vinings Copse

Sunday 6th May 2012 at 11am and onwards

The Vinings family, who were the last farmers in the Hiltonbury Farmhouse, will be presenting a picnic table to the residents of North Millers Dale.   This table is in Vinings Copse, on the corner of North Millers Dale and the Hursley Road.                                                                                     All friends and residents are invited to this celebration.

The presentation will be at 11am with the Vinings family and a band, to be followed with a community Barbeque.

Do come along and join us with your friends and neighbours.

Please bring your own drinks and chairs.

Contact Bridget on 80260279 or Doreen on 07814 945835 or email editor@nmdca.org.uk

Vining’s Gift to the Community Installed

On a beautiful April Day, members of the Vining family helped by Martin Hatley started work on building and installing the table and benches. They had promised this to the community following the naming of Vining’s Copse.

The table was first constructed upside down then rotated and set in position. It will be concreted in to make it secure and level.

On the 6th May at 1100 there will be a ceremony at the Copse to officially hand the table and seats to the community. Members of the family are planning to come from all around the world for this special event.

The NMDCA is also planning to put on music, food and other entertainment to mark the occasion. We hope as many residents as possible will come along to join in the fun.