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FoBNS exploration

Friends of Bicester North Station (a.k.a. Bicester Green Gym, for now) took a day off from gardening and courtesy of Chiltern Railways, enjoyed train travel to our comrades in Solihull, Dorridge and Leaminton Spa, hoping to gain insight and ideas … Continue reading

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Programme update

Tuesday (4th Dec) – we will be back at Bicester North station to do some planting and weeding. Note we almost always start work even if the weather is forecast bad. We have only been rained off 3 or 4 … Continue reading

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New year brings new projects

2018 has got off to an exciting start: On 6th February we celebrated a new birth – Friends of Bicester North – as 15 people from Bicester Green Gym, 2 from Wyevale Garden Centre and 3 from Burley, converged on … Continue reading

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Christmas Greetings!

The 12 Days of Christmas – Green Gym Version! On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me, a bow saw in a pear tree. On the second day of Christmas ………………., 2 pairs of gloves and … Continue reading

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Amazing haul during spring clean

19/05/15: We revisited Jarvis Lane and the fields off it, and picked at least another 15 jumbo rubbish sacks! Interesting finds included an angle grinder (!!), a bicycle frame, a car number plate and a pair of safety boots. The … Continue reading

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Dry stone walls

17/11/14 – Hooray – the wall has been finished ! The churchyard is looking so much larger without all the ivy. They are also doing other work there with additional car parking and a revamped hall at the back. Well … Continue reading

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Hedge Laying

Over the autumn a couple of our members went to Warriner Farm, Bloxham, for a hedge laying course, then returned to work on the completion to the end of the row, along with others who had been on courses. It … Continue reading

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Community Hospital at Christmas

We felt festive and full of the season of goodwill, and thanks to St. Edburg’s church offering trees from their recent festival at only £5, we brightened up the view from the patients’ lounge and outside the builders’ hoardings. All … Continue reading

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Christmas Meal 2013

We patronised the White Horse again for a lovely meal and the now annual prize-giving for good attendance – a big thank you to all, but especially to the 5 members who worked in over 40 sessions during 2013!

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Latest on the Bure stream

AUTUMN 2015: Following another dry few months this summer (despite plenty of rain) it has finally refilled and started flowing again. This has become so regular it really does seem like the flow is being stopped further upstream by causes … Continue reading

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