Water meadow clear up session this Saturday 24th October!

We are having a clear up morning on Saturday 24th October 2020 to tackle the weeds and nettles especially around the sapling hedging along the footpath.

We need help to cut back nettles and weeds, rake up the debris, clear fallen dead branches and put down weed membrane and bark chippings.  If you can spare an hour or two, then please bring your tools and join us from 10am.  We will be working in socially distanced groups to comply with Covid-19 guidelines.

Please note – you MUST advise in advance if you intend to come as you will need to read and complete a short risk assessment for your safety. Please contact V.body@froxfield.org to be sent the form.

Froxfield signs up for the Great British Spring Clean!!

On Saturday 28th March, we are holding a litter pick and path tidy session from 2pm-4pm to tidy up our little village in preparation for The Best Kept Village Competition which we hope to enter again this year.

Litter picking equipment and some spades are provided but if you have a spare hoe, spade or path edger, please do bring it along.  Please meet at the Village hall first.

ARK stream dipping event a great success!

The Froxfield stream dipping event organised by ARK on Saturday 18th May 2019 was a great success. It was lovely to see a good turn out of children as well as adults  who all enjoyed learning about the creatures found in our little chalk stream and their part in the eco system.

It was very pleasing that 5 ‘indicator species’ of invertebrates were found which means the stream is healthy and thriving after the recent work done in January and February by ARK volunteers and villagers to improve the flow and quality of the water.

The new planting of 1700 marginal plants that was completed in March to create the new stream bank is really starting to grow; the flag iris especially are shooting up and will look wonderful when they flower.

It is hoped that the remaining work to create the nature reserve with the boardwalk and dipping pond will soon be taking place as funding has been secured from a Pocket Parks grant and also a Lottery grant.