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Noakes Grove Community Nature Reserve and Smallholding

Waitrose customers gave us most votes in April. Thank you!

The Saffron Walden branch of Waitrose shares £1000 each month beween three local good causes. It was our turn to be one of the three in April and Waitrose customers gave us the most votes: so we received £480. What's more, the publicity gave us a very good attendance at our Open Day.

 

There are now three lambs at Noakes Grove along with six ewes and two young rams. Come and say hello.

Five of our elderly ewes who did not visit the ram last autumn are now living at our new Rivermead meadow in Hempstead. No visiting yet, except those who join the shepherding rota.

Want to be a shepherd(ess)? Live near Steeple Bumpstead or Hempstead? You and your kids will love it. Email: "I might want to be a shepherd!"

What we desperately need are some volunteers to take care of snme of our sheep that live in a beautiful five acre field between Hempstead and Steeple Bumpstead. The field has been very generously loaned to us without charge by the owners and will solve our problem of inadequate amounts of grass at Noakes Grove at certain times of year.

Tell your friends: our website address is not the easiest to remember, if you wish your friends to know all about us tell them to Google "Friend Noakes Grove" It works with other search engines too.

You can visit Noakes Grove for free whenever you like.

In wet weather you may get stuck if you use the car park. There is safe side of road parking near the turning to New House farm lane (back towards Sewards End) or at the Saffron House turning (towards Ashdon)

There are map & guide leaflets in a dispenser on the gate post. Please return them when you leave. We have also installed a first-aid kit (just in case).If you ever need to use the kit, please let us know, so we can restock it with whatever you used.

Noakes Grove Entrance

Noakes Grove, in Redgates Lane, Sewards End, Saffron Walden is almost nine acres of flower-rich meadows, ancient woodland and scrub with rides that attract butterflies.

ORGANIC COUNTRYSIDE CIC [Community Interest Company] owns and manages the land on behalf of its members.

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Noakes Grove, in Redgates Lane, Sewards End, Saffron Walden is almost nine acres of flower-rich meadows, ancient woodland and scrub with rides that attract butterflies. ORGANIC COUNTRYSIDE CIC [Community Interest Company] owns and manages the land on behalf of is members. What's a CIC? - find out more about us

How can I join?

The land at Noakes Grove is owned by us (we are a not for profit company and our money to buy Noakes Grove came from people who bought our shares. We need lots more shareholders because we still have an outstanding loan to repay before the land is properly ours for ever. You can become a shareholder for a minimum shareholding od £100. This protects 25 sq metres of Noakes grove for ever. That's a real bargain.

Or become a Friend: Friends of noakes Grove get our monthly email newsletter, early news of all our events and the wonderful, but not compulsory, chance to be one of our volunteers. This can be physical work at the reserve, office work, finding grants, whatever you are good at and want to do.

You can become a Friend for a donation of £5+ a year or signing up as one of our volunteers. Enquire about being a volunteer.

 

How can I become a friend or shareholder of Noakes Grove?