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News and Events

This section of the site contains news and press clippings concerning the Friends of Gledhow Valley Woods, updates on the web site, details of events, and important dates for your diary.

Dates for your Diary 2022

The information below is updated regularly, but please contact us to confirm dates and times before attending... just in case! If you would like to automatically receive information about coming events, why not join our mailing list.

Note: All are welcome to attend any of the events, and no experience is necessary for the Action Days. The following list is ordered with the newest dates first and the oldest dates last. Events which have passed are still shown on the list for a while, but are "greyed out".

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Action Day Action Day Sunday 18 December 2022 (9.45am-12.00pm)
Details will be available nearer the time.
Steering Group Meeting Steering Group Meeting* Thursday 8 December 2022 (7.30pm)
Gledhow Sports & Social Club, Gledhow Lane (opposite Lambert Avenue).
Action Day Action Day Sunday 27 November 2022 (9.45am-12.00pm)
Details will be available nearer the time.
Steering Group Meeting Steering Group Meeting* Thursday 17 November 2022 (7.30pm)
Gledhow Sports & Social Club, Gledhow Lane (opposite Lambert Avenue).
Action Day Action Day Sunday 23 October 2022 (9.45am-12.00pm)
Details will be available nearer the time.
Steering Group Meeting Steering Group Meeting* Thursday 13 October 2022 (7.30pm)
Gledhow Sports & Social Club, Gledhow Lane (opposite Lambert Avenue).
Action Day Action Day Sunday 25 August 2022 (9.45am-12.00pm)
Details will be available nearer the time.
Bath House Open Day Bath House Open Day Sunday 18 September 2022 (1.00-4.00pm)
The Gipton Spa Bath House on Gledhow Valley Road will be open to the public under the supervision of FGVW members as part of the annual country-wide Heritage Open Days event ...Come along for your free tour!
There will also be refreshments and an FGVW stall promoting the Group, selling merchandise and providing general information about the Bath House, the woods, and the Group itself.
Steering Group Meeting Steering Group Meeting* Thursday 15 September 2022 (7.30pm)
Gledhow Sports & Social Club, Gledhow Lane (opposite Lambert Avenue).
Chapel Allerton Arts Festival Stalls Chapel Allerton Arts Festival Stalls Saturday 3 September 2022
Sunday 4 September 2022

FGVW will be having a stall at this year's Chapel Allerton Festival promoting the Group, selling merchandise and providing general information about the woods, etc.
Action Day Action Day Sunday 28 August 2022 (9.45am-12.00pm)
Details will be available nearer the time.
Steering Group Meeting Steering Group Meeting* Thursday 18 August 2022 (7.30pm)
Gledhow Sports & Social Club, Gledhow Lane (opposite Lambert Avenue).
Action Day Action Day Sunday 24 July 2022 (9.45am-12.00pm)
Meeting place: The jetty/duck feeding platform by the lake.
Activities to include balsam bashing, painting the Bath House railings and litter picking.
Steering Group Meeting Steering Group Meeting* Thursday 21 July 2022 (7.30pm)
Gledhow Sports & Social Club, Gledhow Lane (opposite Lambert Avenue).
Meadow Open Day Meadow Open Day Sunday 3 July 2022 (2.00-4.00pm)
Location: Beck Pastures (the FGVW owned field) on Gledhow Valley Road.
Expert volunteers will be present to talk about the plant and animal life to be found in the field, as well as to explain what is happening to it. There will also be refreshments, activities and an FGVW stall promoting the group, selling merchandise and providing general information about the woods, etc.
Action Day Action Day Sunday 26 June 2022 (9.45am-12.00pm)
Meeting place: Beck Pastures (the FGVW owned field) on Gledhow Valley Road.
Activities to include preparing the meadow for the National Meadows Day event, painting the Bath House railings, plug planting and litter picking.
Steering Group Meeting Steering Group Meeting* Thursday 16 June 2022 (7.30pm)
Gledhow Sports & Social Club, Gledhow Lane (opposite Lambert Avenue).
Action Day Action Day Sunday 29 May 2022 (9.45am-12.00pm)
Meeting place: Beck Pastures (the FGVW owned field) on Gledhow Valley Road.
Activities to include plug planting and litter picking.
Steering Group Meeting Steering Group Meeting* Thursday 19 May 2022 (7.30pm)
Gledhow Sports & Social Club, Gledhow Lane (opposite Lambert Avenue).
Steering Group Meeting FGVW Lake Celebration Event Saturday 30 April 2022 (12pm-3pm)
Gledhow Valley Lake area
An event to celebrate the National Lottery Heritage funded work carried out on the lake in 2019.
There will be a small number of stalls, as well as activities such as bushcraft sessions, willow weaving and Asian dance.
AGM Annual General Meeting* Thursday 28 April 2022 (7.30pm)
Gledhow Sports & Social Club, Gledhow Lane (opposite Lambert Avenue).
The AGM is held to receive annual reports and to elect officers and trustees only. All other business is dealt with at our regular Steering Group meetings.
Action Day Action Day Sunday 24 April 2022 (9.45am-12.00pm)
Meeting place: The jetty/duck feeding platform by the lake.
Activities to include footpath clearing, Bath House railings and litter picking.
Action Day Action Day Sunday 27 March 2022 (9.45am-12.00pm)
This was a limited socially-distanced Action Morning, not promoted on the web site in advance.
Meeting place: On the carriageway next to the lake.
Activities to include tree thinnning, path clearing and litter picking.
Steering Group Meeting Steering Group Meeting* Thursday 24 March 2022 (7.30pm)
Gledhow Sports & Social Club, Gledhow Lane (opposite Lambert Avenue).
Action Day Action Day Sunday 6 March 2022 (9.45am-12.00pm)
This was a limited socially-distanced Action Morning, not promoted on the web site in advance.
Meeting place: The meadow at the end of the lake, next to Gledhow Valley Road.
Activities to include woodland management, dead hedge construction, path maintenance and litter picking.
Action Day Action Day Sunday 30 January 2022 (9.45am-12.00pm)
This was a limited socially-distanced Action Morning, not promoted on the web site in advance.
Meeting place: The meadow at the end of the lake, next to Gledhow Valley Road.
Activities to include woodland management, path maintenance and litter picking.

*Steering Group meetings are open to anyone interested & last about 1-2 hours... check the All About Us section for more details about the Steering Group, minutes of previous meetings, upcoming agendas, etc.

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