Update from HMP Ashfield
To ensure we keep good community links we wanted to advise you of a Live exercise that Ashfield will be hosting on the above date, which will involve a number of external partners, i.e. Police, Fire Services etc.
As on this day we may be very busy and there could be lots of activity outside of the establishment I wanted you to advise the Community of this to allay any fears on the day.
If you have any questions please feel free to drop me a line and if at all possible I will attempt to answer any concerns you may have.
Assistant Director – Safety, Security & Operations
T: +44 (0)117303 8037 M: +44 (0)7738896782
Pucklechurch Parish Council Chairman’s Report – Spring 2019
Twinning Prints for Sale
Earlier in the year the Parish Council commissioned an artist to produce an original limited edition lino print to be given as a civic gift in honour the 25th anniversary of our twinning with Pringy. The remaining copies of the print run, entitled ‘Pucelancyrcan –Pucklechurch’ by Melanie Wickham, are available for sale at the price of £35 each (unframed). These will be sold on a first come, first served basis to a maximum run of 50 copies. The image is a stylised representation of Pucklechurch Parish and reflects many aspects of its community history as well as its Anglo Saxon origins. Melanie has also very kindly offered to license the use of a digital copy of the image to Pucklechurch community groups to use for their own purposes at low cost (£25). To express interest in acquiring a print or to request the use of the image please email the clerk: firstname.lastname@example.org
Pucklechurch News Archive
Huw Morgan - Woodlands Report February 2019.
I thought it might be helpful for the Parish councillors to have a report on works carried out at the woodlands. This year I concentrated more on removing the weaker ‘leggy’ and diseased trees (some suffering from Ash dieback). This will reduce competition and benefit the surrounding trees and mid layer plants. I have also done some canopy raising and clearing to make access easier for bird watching, strolling etc.
The dead wood has been stacked and provides new habitat’s for mosses, algae, small creatures, invertebrate’s etc.
The area is now looking well managed and pleasant, there are some ‘copse’ areas of thicker growth for the deer etc, some open glades and semi open areas. With ongoing management and maintenance, the woods will continue to improve as a wildlife haven.