Welcome to the new website for Hreod Burna Urban Forest (HBUF). This is the home for all the information, updates and events from HBUF. We will continue to add to this website, and hope that any changes will meet your approval. Should you have any questions or ideas for what you wish to see on … Continue reading WELCOME
Well, not really news of course, just a few lines of airy persiflage. When I was walking the dog yesterday, benefiting from the delightful sunshine, I was a bit taken aback to see an elderly (i.e. older than me, and I can remember the days when you could claim a ?fiver if you spotted the … Continue reading Today (Wednesday)’s News
Our lives have altered so much since I last wrote here. The days are getting longer, the camellia outside my front window at home is in bloom (and looks wonderful), this last week has been sunny and bright, and the mud in HBUF is just about starting to dry up (but better not tempt fate … Continue reading What next then?
4th March 2020 Till the Parish (Central Swindon North Parish Council) have completed their ecology report on HBUF land, we aren't able to plant anything within our leased property. We should be able to find out soon when this report will be taking place.
We plan to plant more trees this weekend on Sunday 1st March – meet at the car park on the Pinehurst Road end of HBUF. But please keep looking at our Facebook page as the weather is so unsettled. We have had some truly stalwart people tree-planting both last weekend and the weekend before. HUUUUUGE … Continue reading Plans
Our plans have been scuppered by the weather forecast for next weekend, Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th February. What can I say - it's the best laid schemes of mice and men ganging aft aglay once more. Keep watching this space and the HBUF Facebook page for further updates.
No HBUF meeting on Monday 10th February.Next HBUF meeting on Monday 9th March.The parish has given permission for the trees to stay on Cricklade Field (apart from some that were too close to the gas pipe).Work party on Saturday 8th February, Cricklade Field to move those trees and to re-stake those that need it.Another work … Continue reading News in brief
Well, we planted the hollies on Saturday 18th January, we few, we happy few, we band of brothers (and sisters).
This is the letter I sent to the Swindon Advertiser on 11th January 2020. It is a response to the articles of 4th and 10th January, which you may have read about. They haven't yet published my letter, so here it is in full: 11th January 2020 Mr Pete Gavan, Editor Swindon Advertiser Letters@swindonadvertiser.co.uk Dear … Continue reading Current Furore
This Saturday, 18th January 2020, we will be putting in the under-storey plants (i.e. holly, hazel) in the woodland of HBUF. Meet at 10.00 in the car park beside Pinehurst Road (this is at the other end of the cycle path from the Cricklade Field). We have some spades, but it would be useful if … Continue reading Work-Party
So sorry that there has been no information for you during this last week. I'm copying Steve's latest post from Facebook here: Our landlord, Central Swindon North Parish Council, has asked us not to plant any more trees until we have given them a plan of what we intend to plant and where we intend … Continue reading Latest on tree planting