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Diary dates for 2017

November 8, 2016

Member’s Meetings 2017

7.30pm till 9.30pm Members Meeting @ Buchan Country Park, Horsham Road, Crawley, West Sussex. RH11 9HQ

2017 dates: 16th Feb – 20th April – 13th July (AGM)- 16th November

There will be an invited speaker to each member’s meeting other than the July AGM.

Many thanks to Simon Humprheys for being our guest speaker for the February meeting.

For the 20th April meeting Penny Green will be presenting. Penny is the resident ecologist on the 3500 acre Knepp Estate near West Grinstead. The estate offers a variety of experiences for the visitor (https://kneppsafaris.co.uk/) underpinned by sensitive management of the landscape. Penny is responsible for guiding the safaris and the biological monitoring of the rewilding project. If you want to know how to manage on the large scale for both economic return and for the enhancement of the environment then get along to this meeting.

Shows 2017

The shows for 2017 are listed below.

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Those with an * indicate that expenses may be claimed for group members attending.

There are two shows new to SSCG -Blindley Heath and Edenbridge. These are both run by the same organiser who has stated a stronger emphasis on rural crafts than previous years.

Contacts are: Steve Wright (07801 386264); Mark Allery (mark@woodlandantics.com); Alan and Jo Waters (07887 868583 or wildwoodcoppice@btinternet.com)

Committee Meetings 2017

The committee meets quarterly to discuss issues for the group. The meetings are friendly and not overly formal. Members are welcome as guests if they wish to explore how they can contribute and develop within the group. Please email chairman@coppicegroup.org.uk if you wish to attend.

7.30pm till 10.00pm @ The Shy Horse, 423, Leatherhead Road, Chessington,

Surrey, KT9 2NQ

2017 dates: 19th Jan – 23rd March – 15th June – 26th October

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