We are going to Providence Plantation on Sunday 27th November. This will be the inuagral trip for our new Providence Plantation officer, Louise. We will be doing some more scrub bashing, path clearance and perhaps some dead hedging to mark out the paths more clearly. We will leave Bristol at around 9:30am and returning at around 4-5pm perhaps with a visit to a pub afterwards.
If you would like to go please email Ollie by 5pm on Thursday 24th November.
Update: Congratulations to Louise was was voted in as our new Providence Plantation officer!
On Wednesday 23rd November we will be holding an extraordinary general meeting (EGM) to elect our new Providence Plantation officer. This will take place at The Kings Arms on Whiteladies Road at 7pm.
The role is in being in charge of directing the management of Providence Platation – the piece of university owned woodland near Long Ashton that we look after. This involves planning the work we do there and liaising with the university where necessary to form an action plan. Also, as part of the committee and get to have a say in the running of BUCG. If you would like to run for the position please email Ollie by 11pm on Tuesday 22nd November.
Guaranteed to be far more cheerful than certain other recent elections, these meetings are very relaxed affairs open to all members. Come cast your vote and have a chat.
The reserve is run and lived on by Trevor and Annette, who have plenty of wildlife wisdom to share – also Annette is a fantastic cook who kindly makes us lunch each day. We’ll be staying at the Village Hall overnight and got to a local pub for dinner on Saturday evening.
The cost of the trip will be £15, which is subsidised by the society and includes travel, accommodation, breakfast, lunch and snacks (though this will not include the the pub food, so remember to take money for that as well).
This trip is always one of the highlights of the year. If you’d like to come please email Ollie
by 11pm on Sunday 6th November
On Sunday 2nd and 9th October we will be having free taster trips to Providence Plantation. Providence Plantation is a piece of University-owned woodland by Long Ashton that BUCG helps manage. We will be cutting back brambles to keep pathways and butterfly glades clear.
You do not have to be a member to come along and the bus fair will be subsidised. Places are limited to if you do want to come along please email Ollie by 12pm on Wednesday 28th September.
We hope you all have had a great summer and are looking forward the new academic year. Things are starting with the Welcome Week and we will be at the Welcome Fair on Durdham Down on Friday 23rd September, 10am-5pm.
Whether you are a Fresher or returning to University, looking to join for the first time or again, we look forward to seeing you. If you are at interested or would just like to drop in for a chat please we will be at our stall, with biscuits to share of course!
You can also sign up for the mailing list by emailing our webmaster, Christopher and join for on £3 by visiting our Bristol SU page. If you were a member last year do not forget you will sign-up again for this one!