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What's New Archive for 2009

  • 22-12-09: FGVW AGM Coming Soon!
  • 19-11-09: FGVW Stall at the Three Hulats Farmers Market 29th November 2009
  • 20-08-09: Bath House Open Day on Sunday 13th September 2009
  • 02-07-09: FGVW Stall at Roundhay Farmers Market Sat 18th July
  • 02-07-09: FGVW Stall at St Matthew's Summer Fair Sat 4th July
  • 30-06-09: Our Biggest & Best FunDay Ever!
  • 26-05-09: 10th Annual Family FunDay on Sat 13th June 2009
  • 24-04-09: Fungi of Gledhow Valley Added
  • 31-03-09: Plants of Gledhow Valley Revamp
  • 12-01-09: Gledhow Hall Blue Plaque Unveiling
  • 01-01-09: FGVW AGM Coming Soon!

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    22nd December 2009
    FGVW AGM Coming Soon!

    The FGVW Annual General Meeting is to be held on Thursday 21 January 2010 (8.00pm onwards).

    The Three Hulats Pub (13 Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton) has kindly agreed to host the meeting. Food will be provided, and all are welcome to attend. The positions of Chair, Treasurer and Secretary are open for voting.

    It would be helpful to know how many people might attend so please, if possible, contact us to let us know you're coming.

    19th November 2009
    FGVW Stall at the Three Hulats Farmers Market 29th November 2009

    There will be an FGVW stall at the Three Hulats Farmers Market, Sunday 29th November (9am-1pm) promoting the group, selling FGVW merchandise (including Christmas cards, coasters, place mats, greetings cards, postcards, framed pictures, badges & photos), and providing general information about Gledhow Valley Woods and the Group itself.

    Location: Three Hulats Pub, 13 Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton

    There will also be prize games to play!

    If you would like to support us by buying FGVW Christmas Cards, or our new Coasters and Place Mats (great for Christmas presents!), please note that this will be the last event we will be attending before Christmas.

    However, you can still buy any of our merchandise in person from Adam Bull.

    2nd July 2009
    Bath House Open Day on Sunday 13th September 2009

    The Gipton Spa Bath House on Gledhow Valley Road will be open to the public under the supervision of FGVW members from 12-4pm on Sunday 13th September 2009 to correspond with the "Heritage Open Days" event ...Come along for your free tour!

    There will also be refreshments and an FGVW stall promoting the group, selling merchandise (including Christmas cards, greetings cards, postcards, and coasters), and providing general information about the Bath House, the woods, and the Group itself.

    On Sunday 6th September 2009 (9.45am-12.00pm) there will be an Action Morning which will include clearing and preparing the Bath House for the Open Day. Please come along if you are able to help.

    We also need help with home-made refreshments for the Bath House Open Day - if you might be able to help, please contact us.

    Details of previous Bath House Open Day events, including photos, are available in the Events Gallery.

    2nd July 2009
    FGVW Stall at Roundhay Farmers Market Sat 18th July

    There will be an FGVW stall at the Roundhay Farmers Market Saturday 18th July (9am-12.30pm) promoting the group, selling FGVW merchandise (including Christmas cards, coasters, greetings cards, postcards, framed pictures, badges & photos), and providing general information about Gledhow Valley Woods and the Group itself.

    Location: Oakwood Clock, near Roundhay Park

    There will also be prize games to play!

    2nd July 2009
    FGVW Stall at St Matthew's Summer Fair Sat 4th July

    There will be an FGVW stall at the St Matthew's Summer Fair on Saturday 4th July (2pm-4pm) promoting the group, selling FGVW merchandise (including Christmas cards, coasters, greetings cards, postcards, framed pictures, badges & photos), and providing general information about Gledhow Valley Woods and the Group itself.

    Location: St Matthews Church Grounds, Chapel Allerton

    There will also be prize games to play, and a limited number of bird boxes and bat boxes available to buy for just £5 each!

    30th June 2009
    Our Biggest & Best FunDay Ever!

    The Friends of Gledhow Valley Woods' 10th Annual Family FunDay was a great success thanks to all those who generously gave their time to help. The weather was wonderful - bright and sunny all day - and we definitely had our best turn-out ever, with hundreds of local people coming to take part in the fun.

    A always, we would like to say a very big 'thank you' to everyone who helped... those who spent hours assembling tents all morning; those who provided home-made food for the refreshments tent; those who helped run the stalls and activities, and sold raffle tickets; those who helped pack everything away at the end of the day; and the many local businesses which generously donated raffle prizes.

    Details of what happened at the 2009 FunDay, including photographs and a 360 degree panorama of the event in full swing are now available in the Events Gallery.

    26th May 2009
    10th Annual Family FunDay on Sat 13th June 2009

    The Friends of Gledhow Valley Woods invite you to their 10th Annual Family FunDay!

    The FunDay brings local people together for an afternoon of fun, activities and entertainment focussing on the local woodland and the plants and wildlife that live there. There are loads of displays, activities, games and entertainments to keep the whole family busy, not to mention home-made refreshments and live music!

    When & where:

    • Saturday June 13th 2009 (1.30pm - 5.30pm)
      Grassland area adjacent to Gledhow Valley Road and Allerton Grange Way.

    Activities include:

    • Meet birds of prey, rats, bees, frogs, rabbits and other wildlife guests.
    • Build a bird box.
    • Design a t-shirt.
    • Clay modelling.
    • Drum workshop by "Daftasadrum".
    • Plant sale.
    • Face painting.
    • Parachute games.
    • Book stall by Radish.
    • Live performers including Urban Circus, and the Clifton & Lightcliffe Brass Band.
    • Local community group displays.
    • Bug Hunt.
    • Grand Raffle with hundreds of pounds worth of prizes donated by local businesses.
    • Firefighting demonstrations.
    • Home-made drinks & refreshments.
    • Find out what the Friends are doing to enhance your local woodland.
    • Much more...!

    Please can you help?

    We badly need volunteers who can help out on the FunDay either by bringing food for the refreshments stall, helping to put up the tents and marquees in the morning, or helping to look after the stalls or sell raffle tickets in the afternoon.

    • If you are able to spare any time, please contact us and let us know.

    It doesn't matter if you can only spare an hour ...all help will be gratefully appreciated!

    Have a look in the Events Gallery to find out what happened at last year's Family FunDay.

    24th April 2009
    Fungi of Gledhow Valley Added

    A new Fungi of Gledhow Valley page has been added to the Flora & Fauna section. The page includes information on all fungi found in the woods. At present there are details of 46 species of fungi listed in alphabetical order by common name.

    Visit the new Fungi of Gledhow Valley section now!

    This page has been created with the help of Steve Joul.

    We badly need photos of the fungi in the woods (preferably taken in the woods themselves) and would be very grateful for any help you can give in completing our gallery... if you have any photographs we can use please contact us.

    31st March 2009
    Plants of Gledhow Valley Revamp

    The Plants of Gledhow Valley section has been completely redesigned, with many new photos being added. The page includes information on all plant life found in the woods. At present there are details of 183 species of plants listed in alphabetical order by common name.

    Visit the new Plants of Gledhow Valley section now!

    Most of the plant photos on the page were taken in Gledhow Valley Woods by Mike Betteridge, but many other people have also contributed to the creation of the page including Steve Joul, Gwen Leach, Judy Howells, Adam Bull, and the Natural History Museum, London

    There are still a few plants which are not yet pictured. We would be very grateful for any help you can give in completing our gallery... if you have any photographs we can use please contact us.

    12th January 2009
    Gledhow Hall Blue Plaque Unveiling

    The Gledhow Valley Conservation Area Group (GVCAG) have secured funding for a Blue Plaque to commemorate the significance of Gledhow Hall and its famous connections.

    The Plaque will be unveiled by the Lord Mayor of Leeds on Gledhow Green (in front of the hall) on Saturday 7th February at 12.30pm.

    Anyone is welcome to attend the unveiling. For more information, please contact GVCAG at gvcag@yahoo.co.uk.

    1st January 2009
    FGVW AGM Coming Soon!

    Happy New Year!

    Please don't forget that the FGVW Annual General Meeting is to be held on Friday 30th January 2009 (7.30pm for 8.00pm). Contact us for more details of the venue if you would like to attend the meeting.

    Anyone wishing to attend must contact us by Friday 23rd January 2009.

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