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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 2019

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 15 December 2019 (9.45am-12.00pm)
Full details available nearer the time.
Steering Group Meeting Steering Group Meeting* Tuesday 10 December 2019 (7.30pm)
Gledhow Sports & Social Club, Gledhow Lane (opposite Lambert Avenue).
Action Day Action Day Sunday 17 November 2019 (9.45am-12.00pm)
Full details available nearer the time.
Steering Group Meeting Steering Group Meeting* Tuesday 12 November 2019 (7.30pm)
Gledhow Sports & Social Club, Gledhow Lane (opposite Lambert Avenue).
Fungi Walk Fungi Walk Saturday 26 October 2019 (10.00am-12.00pm)
Meet at the carriageway bridge at the bottom of Gledhow Park Drive.
FREE "Heritage on Your Doorstep" event. Maximum group size 30.
Led by Jon Dunster (LCC Parks & Countryside).
Action Day Action Day Sunday 13 October 2019 (9.45am-12.00pm)
Please meet on Gledhow Valley Road at the dam end of the lake.
Activities to include cutting and raking the meadow and litter picking.
Steering Group Meeting Steering Group Meeting* Tuesday 1 October 2019 (7.30pm)
Gledhow Sports & Social Club, Gledhow Lane (opposite Lambert Avenue).
Bath House Open Day Bath House Open Day Sunday 15 September 2019 (1.30-4.30pm)
The Gipton Spa Bath House on Gledhow Valley Road will be open to the public under the supervision of FGVW members. There will also be refreshments and an FGVW stall promoting the group, selling merchandise (including gifts, mugs, Christmas cards, greetings cards, etc.), and providing general information about the woods, etc.
Steering Group Meeting Steering Group Meeting* Tuesday 10 September 2019 (7.30pm)
Gledhow Sports & Social Club, Gledhow Lane (opposite Lambert Avenue).
Action Day Action Day Sunday 8 September 2019 (9.45am-12.00pm)
Please meet at the FGVW owned field on Gledhow Valley Road.
Activities to include meadow raking and litter picking.
Night Time Safari Night Time Safari Wednesday 4 September 2019 (8.00pm-9.30pm)
Meet at the carriageway bridge at the bottom of Gledhow Park Drive.
FREE "Heritage on Your Doorstep" event. Maximum group size 15.
Led by David Preston & Jodie Robertson (LCC Parks & Countryside).
Chapel Allerton Arts Festival Stalls Chapel Allerton Arts Festival Stalls Saturday 31 August 2019 (11.00am-5.30pm)
Sunday 1 September 2019 (10.00am-4.00pm)

There will be an FGVW stall at the event promoting the group, selling books and FGVW merchandise (including gifts, mugs, coasters, Christmas cards, greetings cards, etc.), and providing general information about the woods, etc.
Action Day Action Day Sunday 11 August 2019 (9.45am-12.00pm)
Please meet at the Bath House on Gledhow Valley Road.
Activities to include clearing the Bath House area, raking the meadow and litter picking.
Steering Group Meeting Steering Group Meeting* Tuesday 6 August 2019 (7.30pm)
Gledhow Sports & Social Club, Gledhow Lane (opposite Lambert Avenue).
Kids Bush Craft Session Kids Bush Craft Session Friday 26 July 2019 (10.00am-12.00pm)
Meet at the carriageway bridge at the bottom of Gledhow Park Drive.
FREE "Heritage on Your Doorstep" event. Maximum group size 15.
Led by Louise Gibson (Countryside Ranger, LCC Parks & Countryside)
Gledhow Heritage Walk Gledhow Heritage Walk Saturday 13 July 2019 (2.00pm-3.30pm)
Meet at the Bath House at the south end of Gledhow Valley Road.
FREE "Heritage on Your Doorstep" event. Maximum group size 20.
Led by Lyn Aspland & Christine Osborne (Gledhow Valley Conservation Area Group)
Action Day Action Day Saturday 13 July 2019 (9.45am-12.00pm)
Please meet opposite the FGVW owned field on Gledhow Valley Road.
Activities to include hedge management, footpath repair and litter picking.
Steering Group Meeting Steering Group Meeting*
(CANCELLED)
Tuesday 9 July 2019 (7.30pm)
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Family FunDay 20th Annual Family FunDay Saturday 15 June 2019 (1.30-5.00pm)
Location: Grassland area adjacent to Gledhow Valley Road & Allerton Grange Way.
Loads to do and see for the whole family including The Friendly Brass Band, Birds of Prey, Sam's Safaris, Sandhills Alpacas, Hope Pastures, Climbing Wall, Bees & Beekeeping, Plant Sale, Book Stall, Circus Skills, Nest Box Making, Grand Raffle, Tin Can Alley, Firefighters, Hook-a-Duck, Face Painting, Start Birdwatching, FGVW Gifts, Tombola, Home-made Refreshments and much more!
Bird Song Walk Bird Song Walk Saturday 1 June 2019 (9.00am-11.00am)
Meet at the carriageway bridge at the bottom of Gledhow Park Drive.
FREE "Heritage on Your Doorstep" event. Maximum group size 10.
Led by Martin Calvert (Friends of Gledhow Valley Woods)
Action Day Action Day Sunday 26 May 2019 (9.45am-12.00pm)
Please meet opposite the FGVW owned field on Gledhow Valley Road.
Activities to include path repair and litter picking.
Bird Song Walk Bird Song Walk Saturday 25 May 2019 (9.00am-11.00am)
Meet at the carriageway bridge at the bottom of Gledhow Park Drive.
FREE "Heritage on Your Doorstep" event. Maximum group size 10.
Led by Martin Calvert (Friends of Gledhow Valley Woods)
Steering Group Meeting Steering Group Meeting* Monday 20 May 2019 (7.30pm)
Gledhow Sports & Social Club, Gledhow Lane (opposite Lambert Avenue).
Action Day Action Day Sunday 28 April 2019 (9.45am-12.00pm)
Please meet opposite the FGVW owned field on Gledhow Valley Road.
Activities to include planting wild flowers, hedge work, path repair and litter picking.
Steering Group Meeting Steering Group Meeting* Tuesday 23 April 2019 (7.30pm)
Gledhow Sports & Social Club, Gledhow Lane (opposite Lambert Avenue).
AGM Annual General Meeting* Tuesday 26 March 2019 (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 Saturday 23 March 2019 (9.45am-12.00pm)
Please meet opposite the FGVW owned field on Gledhow Valley Road.
Activities to include path repair, tree thinning and litter picking.
Steering Group Meeting Steering Group Meeting* Tuesday 19 March 2019 (7.30pm)
Gledhow Sports & Social Club, Gledhow Lane (opposite Lambert Avenue).
Action Day Action Day Sunday 10 February 2019 (9.45am-12.00pm)
Please meet opposite the FGVW owned field on Gledhow Valley Road.
Activities to include path work, fence repair, edging and litter picking.
Steering Group Meeting Steering Group Meeting* Tuesday 5 February 2019 (7.30pm)
Gledhow Sports & Social Club, Gledhow Lane (opposite Lambert Avenue).
Action Day Action Day Sunday 20 January 2019 (9.45am-12.00pm)
Please meet at the FGVW owned field on Gledhow Valley Road.
Activities to include clearing, bulb planting and litter picking.
Steering Group Meeting Steering Group Meeting* Tuesday 15 January 2019 (7.30pm)
Gledhow Sports & Social Club, Gledhow Lane (opposite Lambert Avenue).

*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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