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Hedgehogs need your help

Make a hole for hedgehogs – http://www.wildaboutgardensweek.org.uk/Downloads/13cm-template-card-FINAL-without-print-lines.pdf

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SEWA 3, Community service group

Sunday 4th October. For the 3rd year running the group of local Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh HSS people were pitching in down the Ashlawn Cutting.  The weather was excellent, a bright crisp start to a lovely sunny day. Phil commented, ‘It seemed as if everyone was enjoying themselves and very good progress was made on the tasks set. […]

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Blooming Marvellous!

Karl Curtis’s comment, The town of Rugby hosted the Heart of England in Bloom campaign this year and it proved successful with Rugby being the overall winner of the campaign for 2015 and will be representing the region in the 2016 competition.  The nature reserves in Rugby of course support the towns success and again Ashlawn Cutting […]

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Big Butterfly Count

Let the counting commence! The count can be done anywhere as many times as you like between now and 9th August. See Links page to link to Warwickshire butterfly conservation for more details.  

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Red Kites

Red Kites becoming far more regular over Rugby these days. They were re-introduced near Rockingham but reckon many of these come from M40 Stokenchurch population as very regularly seen in the Gaydon area and expect they’ll be nesting in Warwickshire very soon if not already. Comment from Chairman Steve

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Newton Picnic Site, Grant available

Please vote for our village project in Aviva Community Fund grant scheme. Aviva is making funds available for ‘worthwile causes’ but, as with most things these days,  it is  being done on an online voted for system. We have a Nature reserve/picnic site in the village which had become  overgrown and a bit sad.  A small […]

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Explore secret Railways

Ashlawn Cutting has featured in an article on walking our secret railways. Published in Country Living under out and about. The article can be found at: http://www.countryliving.co.uk/out-and-about/travel/explore-secret-railway.

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N.I.A.

Nature Improvement Areas in Rugby. Funding for these projects in the Rugby area is from the government Nature Improvement Grants (NIA) scheme from DEFRA. Rugby area wasn’t one of the 3 chosen Midland areas but when one dropped out we were allocated a small part of the money. This enabled the Rugby projects, and Warwickshire […]

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WORKING PARTIES – see below Calendar

Note:  We do not accept comments on this site.  Also, if local people wish to contribute please contact either Steve Batt or Phil Parr.  To view information about pictures, please hover over the slide.

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Congratulations, Gold again

Delighted to say we have again won Gold in the Rugby in Bloom awards for all the hard work that goes on in Ashlawn Cutting. That is first and or Gold every year since we first won in 2008. A real accolade for all the efforts of the Local Group of course, but it wouldn’t […]

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