The Greenways Countryside Project protects and enhances the countryside and open spaces around Ipswich,  for the benefit of wildlife and local people.

Alderman Canal Building a stag beetle pile

Contact us: greenways.project@ipswich.gov.uk, telephone (01473) 433995

Belstead Brook Park ‘Megabash’

Fancy a bonfire and some good old-fashioned hard work this Sunday?

Sunday 15th November 2015 – 10.00am to 3.30pm – meet at Bobbits Lane Car Park

Come and join the Greenways Project, Ipswich Wildlife Group and the Friends of Belstead Brook Park for a day of woodland coppicing, scrub clearing, dead hedging and cooking baked potatoes in the bonfire.

We’ll be working in Spring Wood and Kiln Meadow Local Nature Reserves- two of the finest wildlife sites in the Ipswich area and local experts are on hand to tell you about the history and wildlife of the area whilst we work.

The work includes raking up cut grass from the meadow and felling small trees that are invading the grassland, reducing its value for amphibians and reptiles. In addition, the Ipswich Wildlife Group Spring Wood volunteers will be carrying out the ancient art of coppicing in the Wood to start creating this year’s crop of beanpoles and peasticks for gardeners and allotment holders.

A lovely bonfire will hopefully stave off the worst of the autumnal weather and allow us to cook baked potatoes for the end of the session.

No experience is required, we provide all the necessary tools, instruction, guidance and tea coffee and biscuits!

For more information please see the poster below (click on link), or call James on 01473 433995 or 07736 826076 (including on the day)

BBP Megabash 2015 for web