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SHEER JOY


  Sheer joy – but alas now a faded feeling  

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Remembrance


  Thanks for the memory  

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WELL-BEING


For those wishing to take the air, fear not for the rules on confinement have been clarified. Driving to the countryside for a walk on the wild side – where more time is spent doing the latter than the former … Continue reading

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SILENT SPRING


The phrase was first coined by Rachel Carson in 1962 in her book of the same name, exposing the decline in songbirds through the indiscriminate use of chemicals in the countryside. Today the shutdown of modern life as we know … Continue reading

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On or Off?


Since the events list for Spring/Summer published last month exhorting volunteers to “get-together”, the Trust has detailed twelve further events – some are now in doubt following the Government’s intervention over the coronavirus outbreak. You will need to check on … Continue reading

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Rail against the weather


Despite the recent appalling weather conditions the Trust has managed to start on the restoration of Rail Copse – with visitor cooperation. The public have been entrusted for the first time to help with planting trees on the Estate! This … Continue reading

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DITCHED


The National Trust has ditched plastic for the annual membership card it sends out to the 5.5 million members, in favour of a paper alternative. This is part of the ten year plan announced in the Spring of 2018 to … Continue reading

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Get Together!


Get out and about as a Volunteer or Visitor. Spring into action on one of these planned events on the Estate. You will need to check on the event details before you sign up at helping.ashridge@nationaltrust.org.uk  At present there are twelve … Continue reading

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Thorny Issue


To scrub out or not to scrub out, that is the question? Vital hawthorn scrub has recently been removed by the Trust from Pitstone Hill – Buckinghamshire birders bewildered. Ring Ouzel gulley on the crown of the hill used by … Continue reading

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TREEMENDOUS TARGET


Breaking news for volunteers……..   Following the recent political debate on tree planting the National Trust has now announced plans to plant 20 million trees over the next decade as part of efforts to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2030. The … Continue reading

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