A scattering of snow means slippy sliding foot issues! With this in mind we do not expect to see many of you. We will be there for a shorter period from 10 till 11am, as we have other things to check, but expect to see most of you at our Gardening Event on December 16th or at our next Spring Litter Pick. MERRY CHRISTMAS ALL, AND THANKS FOR YOU HELP AT ALL OUR LITTER PICK.
Final reminder for Sunday 3rd December LITTER PICK. 10AM-11.30AM.Meet at the Lodge. We have the bags and pickers, just need the manpower. Wrap up warm, Christmas hats welcomed, and suitable stout footwear. Last litter pick of 2023.
It is getting close to our quarterly litter pick, which will fall on Saturday 2nd September. We provide the litter pickers and bags but we do need your manpower! Meet at the Lodge at 10am and we will be finished by 11.30pm. Why not join us and stroll around this beautiful 53 acre site, enjoying the trees and wildlife as well as the huge variety of memorial designs. We hope to see you there.
The Cleaner Greener campaign week is a little while off, but in Brandwood End we started today at our scheduled quarterly litter pick. It was great to see so many familiar faces but we did welcome a few new ones today who swelled our numbers to 20 including 4 little people ! There were 23 bags collected, and yet again a lot of the litter was flower paper. This March Litter pick is always our last chance to seek out wind blown litter under shrubbery and tangled in brambles. Once everything starts to grow it is all lost till next winter. Thank you to everyone that came along. The Friends really appreciate your support.
Happy smiling faces! That’s what the outdoors does for your mental health.
We were heartened to be joined by 13 supporters of FBEC in our final litter pick of 2022, especially when it would have been inviting to have stayed in the warm and dry! December days seem to be bright and sunny or dull and dank- today was the latter.
The total collection of 18 bags, again mainly windblown flower paper, took some finding under hedges and behind gravestones. It was noticeable today that there were many artificial flowers blown around the cemetery or redeployed and nibbled/pecked by squirrels and crows. Please do check your family graves, as we try to pop the newer flowers back on graves but have no idea where they have blown from so it could be that we have placed them on other graves nearby. Apologies, but they really do need to be secured against wind, Squirrel and Muntjac attack !
Our next Litter Pick will take place in Brandwood End Cemetery on Saturday 3rd September commencing at 10.00 a.m. Meet by the Lodge on the main drive. We provide the bags and pickers but we do advise stout footwear and gloves. Children must be accompanied by an adult, but are welcome.
Thank you to the 19 volunteers who helped remove 27 bags of ‘rubbish’ from the cemetery. Sadly lots of the rubbish consisted of windblown artificial flowers that had been swept far from their original graves by wind and squirrels. Our message is MAKE SURE ANY FLOWERS OR OFFERINGS ARE WELL SECURED. If you, or someone you know, have a grave in the cemetery we would advise that you check that all is OK. We have no idea which graves wind blown flowers come from so they find a home on the nearest grave or in the bin if they are in a poor state.