Meetup – October 2020

The days on the common are getting colder but we wrapped up warm and got a surprising amount done. First we tackled the sloped Watling street entrance cutting back overhanging tree branches and other vegetation that was encroaching the path. Then we used shovels to shift the earth back. In Swale Meadow we removed stray…

Honorary Membership

For many years Friends of Rede Common have benefitted from having Rita Hunt at the helm, both as leader supporting other volunteers and also as committee member. She has worked hard to get management plans implemented and Rede Common well known in the local area. Some of Rita’s biggest achievements include getting the common local…

Meetup – September 2020

Splitting into two groups with social distancing sanitising and bringing our own gloves and refreshments we have managed to get quite a bit done on the site. One group doing the hyacinth entrance cutting back overgrowth and clearing litter. The other group scraping the hardstanding and doing the Watling Street steps.

Interpretation Board Design

In the centre of the common we have an interpretation board containing information about wildlife which can be seen throughout the seasons along with a map of the site. Our new design has just been printed and installed. Volunteers will paint the frame in the near future. We hope you like the new look which…

New Pathway Completed

Friends of Rede Common are delighted to announce that work has completed on the new type 1 pathway on the nature reserve. It has taken a lot of hard work from local volunteers to raise the funds needed to get this pathway installed. The route goes from the Columbine Close entrance up the slope and…

New Pathway Works

Work has begun today (28th July 2020) on the new pathway from Columbine close to the interpretation board in the centre of the site. This will improve the route onto the common which was very steep and muddy. Please be aware that access may be restricted at this entrance for the next few days.

Summer Meetups

At the present time all volunteer activities on the common have been suspended. This is in line with government lockdown guidance. Although the lockdown is lifting stage by stage we still have to be careful and certain activities such as our meetups on the common come with higher risks. Although we work mainly outdoors we…

The Importance of Being Idle

a.k.a. The Importance of Rede Common June is considered by many to be one of the worst months on the ornithological calendar; a quiet month when watching butterflies, bees and dragonflies is more productive. However if you are in the right place at the right time, June can be very rewarding. The morning of 2nd…

Wildlife Update

Our volunteers regularly visit the common to document and photograph the birds and other wildlife. You can see weekly updates on our Facebook page. You do not need to be logged into Facebook to view our updates as they are ‘public’ but if you do use Facebook please like our page to follow us. All…

Exercising During Coronavirus

FORC welcome all residents to use the nature reserve in line with the governments advice on social distancing. Remember to stay 2m apart from others who are not in your bubble. Rede Common is open for exercise and leisure in line with the rules on the nature reserve signs at all our entrances. To find…