Pipe Green

Announcements

Announcements

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History Talk — Tue 15th Oct 2019 Cathedral Hotel 19:30

by Jane Arnold - Posted: 31-Aug-2019

Jane Arnold from the Pipe Green Trust will be giving a talk to the Beacon Street Residents Association on:

Some more history of Beacon Street from the perspective of the Pipe Green Trust

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If you are interested in finding out more about the history of the Pipe Green Trust and of Beacon Street, then come along and find out more!

This is a free event and non-members are welcome.

Wildlife Group Walk - Sat 18th May 2019 10:00

by Jane Arnold - Posted: 03-Feb-2019

Walk on Pipe Green with Lichfield Wildlife Group.

Jane Arnold of the Pipe Green Trust will be leading a walk on Pipe Green. Spring is well under way and we hope to see lots of activity from the plants, birds, insects and other wildlife that call this unique place home.

Lichfield Wildlife Group leaflet

Wildlife Group Talk - Tues 2nd Apr 2019 19:45

by Jane Arnold - Posted: 03-Feb-2019

Talk with Lichfield Wildlife Group on Tuesday 2nd April 2019 at Wade Street Church, Lichfield at 19.45

Jane Arnold from the Pipe Green Trust will be giving a talk about the wildlife of Pipe Green

Lichfield Wildlife Group leaflet

Lichfield Discovered Walk - Tues 15th Jun 2018 17:30

by Jane Arnold - Posted: 15-May-2019

Walk around Pipe Green with Lichfield Discovered.

Lichfield Discovered

Join us for a walk at Pipe Green with Jane Arnold of the Pipe Green Trust, looking at some of the wildlife & the history of the Green, followed by a few drinks and snacks (bring your own!) as the sun sets. Bring your picnic blankets & meet by the bench alongside Leomansley Brook. Please note the cattle are now on the Green but are very docile. Any questions, let me know. Otherwise looking forward to seeing you!

2019 Working Parties

by Jane Arnold - Posted: 26-May-2019

Leomansley brook stream clearing

We will be having work parties on the following dates:

  • Sunday 2nd June
  • Sunday 14th July
  • Sunday 4th August
  • Sunday 15th September
  • Sunday 6th October

Time: 9.30 - 11.30. Meet on the Green.

More details on what jobs need to be done, will be given nearer the work party date.

All welcome!!

Work party - Sun 3rd Jun 2018 10:00-12:00

by Jane Arnold - Posted: 26-May-2018

We will be having a work party on Sunday 3rd June at 10.00 and will be tackling some of the marsh thistle that is spreading into the grazing area of the Green, near the football field gates. This involves cutting/digging the thistle near the base of the stem. The best tool to use is either a spade, dutch hoe or anything that has an edge on it. Some equipment will be provided, but if you have a sharp(ish) edged tool, then it would be useful if you could bring it along.

Staffordshire Mammal Group - 14-15th Apr 2018

by Jane Arnold - Posted: 02-Feb-2018

Staffordshire Mammal Group will be undertaking a small mammal survey of the Green. They will be setting up traps on the evening of the 14th and then recording the findings on the 15th. Anyone interested in helping to set out the traps or to see what has been found, please contact the Trust for more information.

Field Vole

Botany Group Walk - 26th Oct 2017 10:00

by Jane Arnold - Posted: 30-Sep-2017

Jane Arnold from the Pipe Green Trust will be showing the Lichfield Botany Group what flora and fungi the Green has to offer. Anyone interested in attending please contact the Trust for more information.

Wax cap fungi

Work party Sunday 1st Oct 2017 10:00–12:00

by Jane Arnold - Posted: 15-May-2017

Stream clearing

Stream clearing. Wellies essential. Some Dutch hoes will be provided

Please meet on the Green. All welcome!

Work party Sunday 10th Sep 2017 10:00–12:00

by Jane Arnold - Posted: 15-May-2017

Autumn colours

Stream clearing! Hopefully we can clear the stream to the bridge. Dutch hoes are provided. Wellies are essential!

Please meet on the Green. All welcome!

Work Party Sun 6th Aug 2017 10:00 – 12:00

by Jane Arnold - Posted: 15-May-2017

Cows in Leomansley brook

More details to follow.

Please meet on the Green. All welcome!

Work party Sun 2nd July 2017 10:00–12:00

by Jane Arnold - Posted: 15-May-2017

walking in reeds

More details to follow

Please meet on the Green. All welcome!

Work party Sun 4th Jun 2017 10:00–12:00

by Jane Arnold - Posted: 15-May-2017

cows grazing

The work party will concentrate on pulling the creeping thistle and cutting some nettle. These weeds need to be kept under control, which will help the wildflowers thrive. Some cutting tools are available, but please bring along any scythes or equivalent. We will also be removing some of the marsh thistle that is growing in the meadowland area of the Green. A dutch hoe is very good for doing this. Gloves are definitely needed!!

Please meet on the Green. All welcome!

Beating the Bounds - Sun 14th May 2017 11:00–15:30

by Jane Arnold - Posted: 02-May-2017

beating the bounds

You are welcome to come to our annual “Beating the Bounds” event on Sunday May 14th. We will be on the Green from 11.00 until 3.30, where you can find out more about the work that we do. We will be “Beating the Bounds” at 11:00 but please note that if you want to walk on the wet side of the Green then waterproof boots are essential. The walk will take about 30 minutes (this is at a slow pace, with a lot of stopping to look at things of interest) and starts from the marquee, that will be on the Green - you won't be able to miss it! Refreshments will be served afterwards, where you can talk to Trust members. We will also have a self-guided family trail, which describes some of the fascinating things that can be found on the Green. Alternatively, you can just pop into the marquee and say hello. Hope to see you there!

Please meet on the Green. All welcome!

Work party - Sun 9th Oct 2016 10.00-12.00

by Jane Arnold - Posted: 29-Sep-2016

This will be the last work party of the year and we will concentrate on cutting back some of the brambles.

Bring a loper, secateurs or something sharp that can cut bramble. Gloves definitely needed!!

Work party - Sun 4th Sep 2016 10.00 -12.00

by Jane Arnold - Posted: 19-May-2016

A work party will be held on Sunday 4th September from 10.00 - 12.00

We will be focussing on clearing the water cress from the stream. Wellies definitely recommended!

Please meet on the Green. All welcome!

Work party - Sun 7th Aug 2016 10.00-12.00

by Jane Arnold - Posted: 19-May-2016

A work party will be held on Sunday 7th August from 10.00 - 12.00

We will be cutting the rush on the wet side of the Green. Wellies recommended!

Please meet on the Green. All welcome!

Work party - Sun 3rd Jul 2016 10.00-12.00

by Jane Arnold - Posted: 19-May-2016

A work party will be held on Sunday 3rd July from 10.00 - 12.00

We will again be concentrating on managing the creeping thistle and ragwort.

Please meet on the Green. All welcome!

Work party - Sun 5th Jun 2016 10.00-12.00

by Jane Arnold - Posted: 19-May-2016

A work party will be held on Sunday 5th June from 10.00 - 12.00

We will be pulling ragwort and creeping thistle. Some cut wood, also needs to be stacked into wood piles

Please meet on the Green. All welcome!

Work party - Sun 25th Oct 2015 10.00-12.00

by Jane Arnold - Posted: 18-Oct-2015

We will be having a work party on Sunday 25th October from 9.00 - 11.00.

We will be clearing watercress and other vegetation that has grown over the summer from the stream. We will meet by the pipe (near the seat) at 9.00. You will need a good pair of wellies and either a three-pronged hoe/rake (best) or a strong garden rake. You can get rather muddy, so wear something suitable!

Talk on the birds of Pipe Green Wed 2nd May 2012

by Jane Arnold - Posted: 29-Jan-2012

All are welcome to hear local bird expert, Bob Russon (Lichfield & District Local RSPB group) talk about the birds that can be found on Pipe Green.

Date: Wednesday 2nd May 19:30

Venue: Martin Heath Hall. Parking available.

2011 Bird List now available

by Jane Arnold - Posted: 29-Jan-2012

The website has been updated to show the 2011 Bird List, which records that 71 species were observed on the Green and surrounding area.

Beating the Bounds - 13th May 2012

by Jane Arnold - Posted: 17-Dec-2011

Meet at the Abnalls lane entrance at 1100. Friends and family welcome for a walk around the boundary of the Green.

Annual General Meeting - 12th May 2012

by Jane Arnold - Posted: 17-Dec-2011

The Annual General Meeting of the Pipe Green Trust members will be held at 268 Beacon Street at 19:30.

Half Yearly meeting - 9th November 2011

by Jane Arnold - Posted: 17-Dec-2011

The half yearly meeting of Pipe Green Trust members will be held at 268 Beacon street at 1930.

Work Parties - September 2011

by Jane Arnold - Posted: 17-Dec-2011

Work parties will be held on the 4th and 11th of September from 0900 to 1100. We will be clearing Leomansley brook of watercress and weed. Bring rakes and wellies!