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, teh publicity gave us a verty good attendnce 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 rememeber, 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.
Right now you are guaranteed to get stuck if yiou use the car park. There is safe side of road parking near the turnig to New House farm lane (back towards Sewards End) or at teh Saffron House turning (towards Ashdon) Pleasee don't use are car park until teh waning signs come down
There are map & guide leaflets in a dispenser on the gate post. Please return them when you leave.
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.
Download a printer friendly visitor guide leaflet with map
|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.
can I become a friend or shareholder of Noakes Grove?