By Bill Logan (secretary )
Sharphill Wood is one of the few remaining areas of greenery in West Bridgford, noted for being pictured in the 1960 film of Alan Sillitoe’s Saturday Night and Sunday Morning and, more recently, Shane Meadows’ short of Jake Bugg’s Slumville Sunrise.
Ten years ago, the Friends of Sharphill Wood was set up under the auspices of the landowner Rushcliffe Borough Council and the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust.
To mark this anniversary, the Friends are holding a special event on Saturday 12th May from 2pm at St Paul’s Church Hall, Boundary Road.
We will be looking back over our achievements in those 10 years, including gaining Local Nature Reserve status, winning Rushcliffe Borough Council’s award for Protecting and Enhancing our Environment and the South Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust’s Wildlife on your Doorstep group award.
The opportunity will also be taken to launch our next five-year management plan, setting out our future priorities for maintaining and enhancing the wood and its wildlife.
We hope that many supporters of the group will be able to attend and we would be delighted to meet any new volunteers.
Refreshments will be provided and the event will be followed by a walk around the wood. If you can make it, please let us know through our website .