The Friends of Bookham Commons

Conserving Bookham Commons

Email: info at bookhamcommons dot org dot uk

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Dear Friends

Some of you may have already seen the Summer Edition of the National Trust magazine.  However for those who have not had the chance or who are not NT members the lead article this time is ‘The Butterfly Effect’ by Matthew Oates.

There is of course mention of Bookham Commons.  So I suggest you read the article if you can or alternatively click on the link below.

https://gallery.mailchimp.com/8dd091749eccf0adcdf593068/files/6ae6b5e9-2554-417e-8cc0-2d02ace5a918/Matthew_Oates.pdf

Happy reading

Paul Gallard

Spring Newsletter 2018

Newsletter 2018 Spring

Spring Buffet

2018 Spring Buffet Flyer

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Friends of Bookham Commons now have a Facebook page

2017 Celebration Evening

Wednesday 17th May was the date of the 2017 Friends of Bookham Commons Celebration Evening. More than 100 supporters enjoyed the evening’s presentation from Mr Ted Green who gave a talk on trees and how they have been used on common land down the ages pointing out some interesting facts and sharing the message that there is to be a ‘bronze’ statue of an oak tree placed in London as a reminder of the important part oak trees have played in our culture and society.

The second presentation of the evening was from Mr Ian Swinney, Ranger with the National Trust based at Bookham Commons, who gave an update on progress of the Edge project to save the nightingale and the work that he and the group of volunteers have achieved throughout the year.

The raffle prizes this year were some outstanding wooden products made by the National Trust volunteers.

Thank you to all who attended to support the Friends of Bookham Commons and to Leah Lainchbury and volunteers for all the social arrangements that made the evening a success and finally, a big thank you to Elizabeth Treliving and team for a delicious buffet.

The Edge Project

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Life on the edge

Friends of Bookham Commons – Good Friday Membership Drive

This Good Friday morning look out for our committee members in and around the car parks. We are raising awareness of our work on the commons and promoting membership and would greatly appreciate any new members to our cause. The Friends of Bookham Commons supports the work of the National Trust to create a better place for people to visit. Your contributions are valuable in helping us to maintain the pathways, the visitor areas and wildlife viewing spots. Together we hope to make the woodland experience a pleasant one for all.

Membership

Subscription and Bank standing order 

Pathways opened up.

The woodland management team and the Bookham Commons volunteers have been hard at work opening up overgrown pathways. This has made walking along some of the internal network of tracks easier and allows for viewing into the undergrowth. Banks of nettles in the Station Copse have been lopped down to make way for wider paths to and from popular access points.  Continue reading ‘Pathways opened up.’

Damage to the Natural Play Area

One of the most loved features of the Bookham Commons is the natural playground. For families with young children the area has become a popular spot for fun-filled clambering and picnics and has added value to the woodland experience.
Continue reading ‘Damage to the Natural Play Area’

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