Friends of the Earth

Sherwood Forest Friends of the Earth

We are a new group that has been set up to address Climate change and bring awareness to everyone on what we can do as individuals to play our part in trying to combat this issue. We had planned to have a major launch of the new group with events in Warsop, Edwinstowe and Ollerton. During those events we hoped to recruit people to help plant green spaces with pollinator plants and wild life friendly plants. With the Corvid – 19 crisis the Government advice is to cancel all gatherings and events, to self isolation and keep a safe social distance. We have decided to abandon these public events and the planting for the safety of everyone especially the vulnerable, and to comply with government advice.

We will continue to fight for the future of the planet and everyone on it. But of course as we all grapple with unfolding events the focus right now has to be on pulling together like never before to support each other through the social isolation period.

With the Government announcements that the restriction on movements and social isolation advice could last for 6 months or even longer it is with deep regret that we have had to postpone the launch events to the same time next year.

Free packets of wildflower seeds will be available ready for next yearSherwood Forest FofE

Unfortunately we will now have to wait until next year at the launch events to hand out these packets of seeds . We will be offering a sample packet of Wildflower seeds that can put in your gardens or window boxes, together with full instructions on planting. 

During this period whilst most of us are experiencing social isolation we will be using social media to raise awareness and tell you about the three issues which we will be campaigning on this year. They are:-

  • Re wilding green spaces – as soon as we are able we will be planting green spaces with pollinator plants and wild life friendly plants. Sharing information on pollinators and what we can all do to help stop their decline, such as reducing chemical fertilizer and pesticide use.
  • Eliminating where possible single use plastics – what we can do in the home, how we can encourage shops and supermarkets to reduce usage and stop polluting out rivers and oceans. 
  • Reducing emissions in our area – by education packs for the schools, looking at initiatives such as car sharing, walking and bicycle buses for schools and introducing no idle zones.

If you want more information on any of these issues and campaigns please send a stamped addressed envelope to :- Sherwood Forest Friends of the Earth, 19 Mellors Road, Edwinstowe, Nottinghamshire NG21 9RY

It is with regret we have also decided to postpone the Sunflower growing competition.

You will still be able to win your very own bug hotel but it will now be next year

Sherwood Forest FofEThe competition was due to be run this spring but because of the corona virus, Corvid – 19 we have had to postpone it to next spring.

We have all the seeds and planned to hand them out at the launch events however we do not feel that these events could be classed as essential. So it will be next year before we can ask you to take part and grow the largest sunflower, not the tallest but the largest flower head.

This Sunflower seed growing competition will be open to anyone under the age of 16 and who lives in the Sherwood Forest area. Details on how to enter will be given closer to the date

The competition will be judged later in the year at an outdoor event provided everything is back to normal

If you want any further information please contact us by email to sffofe@btinternet.com

 

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The Officers of Sherwood Forest Friends of the Earth are;-

  • Chairman – Roy Butler
  • Vice Chairman – Jerry Hague
  • Secretary – Diane Stokes
  • Treasurer – Pauline Meechan

Normally the Group meets on the third Wednesday of the month at the Plough in Warsop. Everyone is welcome so once the coronavirus crisis is over come along and join us and see how you can help with our campaigns 

For more information please email us sffofe@btinternet.com

Sherwood Forest FofE

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