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Two special reasons to go to the Green in October

It’s haymaking time again; this is the hardest and yet most enjoyable work we do. We press on with it until it’s finished, and if we have a run of wet Wednesdays that can take us well into the autumn. So if you would like to join the ancient practice of cutting, raking and stacking, including shifting families of tiny voles to safety, watching birds come down to hunt in the stubble, leaning on your fork and gossiping, come and join us on a Wednesday morning at 9.30 at the containers (industrial estate entrance, near Three Ways river and rail bridges).

 

And the second reason? This is the special annual opportunity to meet with the Green’s volunteers to tell us what you have particularly enjoyed in the last year, and what you would like to see happening in the years to come. On Sunday 3rd October between 10 and 12am we will be down on the Green at the entrance – on the concrete near the basketball court and our notice board – and would be glad to meet you there. Of course you can talk to us at any time throughout the year, by our email box or when you see us working on the Green, but the annual meeting is time for reflection and for looking at wider things than the regular management tasks. We hope to use some of the wonderful drone images which John Lord created and generously donated to us by his hard work in January 2020, overflying and recording the current state of the Green from the air. We believe these images will be a seriously valuable tool for assessing the past and imagining the future.

 

The website ‘Halesworth Millennium Green’ (millenniumgreen.halesworth.net) carries news of past and future events, photos, wildlife records, history and geology. Contact the Green directly on thegreen@halesworth.net or, only for really urgent things, ring 07811 630946.

 

Photo: Volunteers haymaking – working hard ….