North Walsham Conservation Group volunteers by railway bridge

North Walsham Conservation Group

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Our brand new North Walsham area project - made possible by National Lottery players through a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund - has now started, with tasks on Wednesday afternoons.  If you join the group, you will find that a friendly experienced leader provides all the training you need, you can work at your own pace, you can have a chat and a laugh while you work - and there is even a tea-break halfway through.

There is a range of different activities, so you can start gently and build up to more challenging tasks if you wish. Anyone over 18 years old can join, whatever your capabilities. You do NOT have to be physically fit to join us! The activities are suitable for people with a range of disabilities and/or learning difficulties.

To get the programme of upcoming tasks, including meeting points and times for free minibus pick-up from the centre of North Walsham, please contact Project Officer Mark Webster on 07843 069 567 or email: m.webster@tcv.org.uk  Or readsee the bottom of this page...

 

The old station platforms at Briggate

What you need

Old outdoor working clothes suitable for the weather, and reasonably sturdy shoes or boots if you have them. We provide all the necessary tools and personal protective equipment. Either have lunch first or bring your own. Tea/coffee is provided.

You do not have to book, just turn up, although if you are coming for the first time please feel free to ring the group to confirm where your nearest collection point is. If you want to bring several people please let the group know beforehand.

Task days

Wedneday afternoons - work will include helping to restore the old station at Briggate, as well as improving butterfly habitats at Felmingham and Knapton, and some other interesting sites too.  If you look at the list below, you wil also see some Mondays and Fridays coming up - these will be jointly run with our friends at the North Norfolk Workout Group, so i hope you can join us for some of these to!

Latest news

As Winter turns to Spring we will take advantage of the last chances to cut back scrub before the bird nesting season starts, as well as sorting out those muddy patches on pathways to make them more accessible.    I am so proud of how great the old railway station at Briggate is starting to look, but there is lots more to do there, and we have a new site of Pigneys Wood where we can help Norfolk Wildlife Trust (NWT) in lots of different ways to make it better for people and wildlife. 

I have also arranged a rare chance to see inside Felmingham station, on 14th March at 1pm, please let me know if you know anyone who is interested in the chance to see this time capsule – very little has changed inside since the day the railway stopped running!  Another opportunity to learn about railway heritage comes when the M&GN Circle are having an illustrated talk on the railways round Lowestoft on the 24th March at the Community Centre North Walsham starting at 2pm, doors open from 1.30, as with everything else above there is no charge for this either.  And finally…remaining with the transport theme, this happened recently: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-norfolk-42667610/north-walsham-and-dilham-canal-rewatered-after-50-years

So much going on!  These activities are open to everyone, as are the Monday and/or Friday events across North Norfolk – see below...

Supported by the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund