June update

  • The Annual General Meeting for all FODGS members was held on 20th June. We also invited those who have expressed an interest in helping the Brewery Field project, whether or not members of FODGS.

  • Minutes of the meeting and attached papers can be found here https://friendsofduxfordgreenspaces.org/agendas-and-minutes/

  • Work on the structure of the site will begin end of July/ beginning August, to allow planting to take place in the autumn. Keep an eye on the Facebook page (search for Duxfordgreen) for progress reports and opportunities to volunteer.

  • The field will be mown once more to cut the false oat grass before it sets seed – this will give the wild flowers a chance to come through. Many thanks to Ashley Arbon our botanical expert and farmer for his advice and offer to cut the field at no charge this year. There are marker sticks on site (painted red), please leave these in place to facilitate the grass cutting.

  • We hope to hold an opening event in May or June next year. Any ideas for crafts, stalls or activities would be very welcome.

  • Duxford Parish Council has some remaining art money to spend – we will soon be launching a competition among local artists and artisans to submit their proposals.

  • We would like to collect time-lapse photos of the site, both during the landscaping and over the subsequent 2 or 3 years as the site matures through the different seasons. We will take shots anyway from various viewpoints, but if anyone has a camera drone and would be willing to take regular photos as work progresses, please get in touch!

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