Monthly Archives: September 2016

Volunteer Ranger Forum

The Volunteer Rangers have been invited to a meeting with the Trust on November 8th at 2.00pm at the Visitor Centre, to discuss their roles at Ashridge , and to meet other Rangers. This is the first meeting of it’s … Continue reading

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Wednesday Walk – 19th October

The final Wednesday walk will be on 19th October. We will meet in Woburn in the car park opposite St Mary’s Church at 10:00. This is a free car park 100yds down Park Street (towards Woburn Abbey). The walk itself … Continue reading

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Why Do I Volunteer?

Thanks to Roger Evans and Rikki Harrington for their take on “why I volunteer”. It’s an exciting time for volunteering in the Trust , according to Helen Timbrell, the Volunteering and Community Involvement Director. Since 2012 the whole organisation has … Continue reading

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The Thursday group showed their strength again this week with thirty plus volunteers turning out, along with five staff members. This enabled the Trust to form three working parties. One to repair the dead hedge at the V C which … Continue reading

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A special place

A record crowd of over thirty volunteers turned up last Thursday and were assigned to the Beacon. This extensive chalk down-land is a “special place” – the current national T V advertising campaign by the Trust alludes to this. With … Continue reading

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Eric the rat catcher

Following the collapse of part of a beech tree onto Duncombe Terrace due to squirrel damage, the Trust has been keen to address the problem of the tree rats. We understand that initially they have called upon the services of … Continue reading

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Preservation or Conservation?

As usual, well over twenty volunteers turned up last Thursday for a bit of conversation. They also pressed on with the endless task of painting the park fence. One member wondered why it was necessary when the metal fence shows … Continue reading

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Breaking News

A close shave on Thursday for two PMV’s and their occupants – a beech tree shed a branch laden with mast in the gusty wind on Duncombe Terrace. The branch dropped from a height of fifty feet landing just a … Continue reading

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Horsey keep your tail up…….

The volunteers supported the Fun Ride as road marshals last Sunday. The weather was ideal for the event, which was attended by eighty riders – a four fold increase on the first Fun Ride. Susie was pleased that it all … Continue reading

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Busy Bank Holiday Weekend

All car parks full to capacity on the Monday. At least six hundred and fifty cars along Monument Drive resulting in plenty of litter and some disposable barbecues for the volunteers to collect. Richard Gwilt came to the rescue of … Continue reading

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