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TRAINS AROUND HARROGATE BY PETER BARNES - SATURDAY 18TH FEBRUARY 2017

Non-Members Welcome, £1, tea and biscuits provided. This is a brand new talk with images that have not seen the light of day for a long time.

Contact Keith on 01423-564708 or email [email protected] for information.

2.15 pm Bilton Community Centre, Bilton Lane


WORKING PARTY SATURDAY 31ST OCTOBER 2015

The next Bilton Conservation Group Working Party will take place on Saturday 31st Oct 15 The location is a 300 metre Section of the Harrogate Ringway Footpath approaching the Nidd Gorge where we will be cutting back grass and overhanging foliage.

MEETING PLACE - CAR PARK NEXT TO YORKSHIRE WATER TREATMENT PLANT (Bottom of Batchelor Gardens Harrogate)

TIME 09:30AM until 12:30pm

All tools will be provided including gloves but bring you own wet weather clothing and substantial footwear, plus a snack & a hot drink. Anyone interested in taking part please call Keith Wilkinson on 01423 564708 to be included on our insurance cover.

Hope to see you there!


VERY URGENT BALSAM BASHING GRANGE QUARRY

Help the natural flora by removing Himalayan Balsam and improve the habitat. We have organised a balsam bash at Grange Quarry, Harrogate on Saturday 27/6 and 4/7 9.30 to 12. Meet at Pets at Home, Skipton Road car park. Please bring your own gardening gloves. All welcome.
 


BILTON CONSERVATION GROUP TALK AND SLIDE SHOWS PROGRAMME 2015

VENUE: - Bilton Community Centre

Times:- 2:15pm

Date Topic Speaker

Saturday

14 February 2015

 

Rainforest and Woodland Wild Life.

Prepared to be amazed by the beautiful images of our flora & fauna.

Mr Davis Alred

Dedicated observer of the natural world.

Saturday

14th March 2015

 

Dales Wild Flower Meadows.

Tanya will speak on the work of this small charity which has been restoring Dales flower meadows since 2006.

 

Tanya St Pierre

Yorkshire Dales Millenium Trust, Meadows Project Officer

 

Please Note 10th October 2015 (AGM)

Starts at 2:00pm followed by Talk

The Hidden & Secret Places of Beningborough Hall, Gallery & Gardens

Bob Mansfield
14th November 2015 Photographic Show  Norman Oberheim
16th January 2016 Our Wonderful Wildlife Whitfield Benson
20th February 2016

Bilton to New Park (by Steam?) 

Keith Wilkinson
19th March 2016  World Traveller Peter Barnes
15 October 2016* Starbeck in Bloom Mrs. Christine Stewart

19th November 2016 (2PM)

Bilton Conservation Group AGM followed by Hackfall Trust

Your support for this important meeting would be very welcome

Mr David Mason
14th December 16*

Christmas Cracker Special

No speaker just a social event with traditional entertainment/refreshment

 

THE SPEAKERS

15th October

 

Christine is a leading figure in the very successful “Starbeck in Bloom; an annual event which has become a mainstay of the larger “Harrogate in Bloom” project.

19th November

 

David, a former member of our committee, is a speaker for the Woodland Trust. He will take us on a tour of Hackfall, a hidden gorge with 18th century grottos made famous by the landscaper of Fountains Abbey…..

These talks are scheduled to start at 2:15pm. The talks are open to the public and not confined to BCG Members all are most welcome. A donation of £1.00 pp would be appreciated towards the cost of room hire, the speaker and refreshments.  A raffle is also held at the conclusion of the talk.

Plans for the 2017 programme of speakers are on hold for the time being in the light of falling attendances.

Please come and support the Bilton Conservation Group

 


Nidd Gorge Family Events Programme 2015 

Nature’s Spring Fireworks!  Sunday 3rd May   10am  -  4pm
Nidd Gorge is a picture in the early spring,  come and find and I.D  the flowers, blossoms and catkins of this beautiful woodland next to the river Nidd.

Arty Animals  Sunday 30th August 10am  - 4pm
Late summer and the woodland is full of life, sights and sounds, let the residents of the woodland inspire you to help create a woodland art gallery.

Tree hunting   Saturday 24th October 10am – 4pm
Do you know your oak from your hazel? Woodland experts will help you create your  own fun mini tree guide and collect a seed to grow at home. 

Festive Fun Saturday 19th December 10am – 3pm
With Christmas just round the corner use natural materials from the woodland make your own unique festive decoration to brighten your home.

All events are drop in and take place in  Nidd Gorge, meeting in the car park off the B6165  Ripley Road  For more details please contact  [email protected]  tel 0845 2935753 

Events are free but donations welcome, under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult.