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  • Slubbing out the ditches and dykes

    Last autumn stretched well into December with many trees and hedgerows holding their coloured leaves long after they would normally have fallen. This coupled with record breaking warm days has certainly made this winter shorter even if there is severe…

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  • Reinvigorated willows and flowering Deptford Pinks

    The end of July proved to be disappointingly cool and very wet for those wishing to get outside but the rain was much needed and has done wonders for reviving the grass for the cattle. With the annual thistle topping…

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  • Summer Visitors – Highlands and School Children

    As the mercury soars through the summer months the riverside really ‘fills up’ with people intent on enjoying the fine weather. So for a few weeks there is a considerable amount of extra activity and plenty of rubbish but come…

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  • Glorious Spring but what about the River?

    Over the past few weeks the riverside pastures have looked absolutely stunning by any stretch of the imagination. The Devon cattle returned from their winter quarters to graze on the lush grass among the swathes of golden buttercups all set…

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  • Look and Nature is ALL AROUND!

    The cattle returned to the pastures on 1st May following the pomp and procession of the Turning On ceremony. This celebration serves as a reminder of the inalienable links between the town and the Sudbury Common Lands where, historically, Freeman…

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  • Quinquennial Turning Out and Walk Festival

    With spring well on the way now is the time to think about getting out and enjoying the riverside. There is so much to see in terms of wildlife and scenery from the regal swans on the river to the…

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  • Cutting Down Trees? Not likely!

    The Sudbury Common Lands Charity was set up in 1897 and for ninety years the lands were managed with profit from grazing income in mind. In 1987, however, the Trustees took the decision to move to a new policy of…

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  • Pollarding Willows and A Clean Sweep

    With lengthening and warmer days, the promise is spring is now very much in the air and life is beginning to rejuvenate following the damp dark months of winter. So although our Riverside Project Team members continue to work through…

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  • Making Ready for Grazing 2015

    With January already behind us, work for the early part of 2015 is aimed at completing a programme of fence replacement, tree pollarding and hedge laying. The charity has been fortunate to obtain some funding towards these works under its…

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  • A new year but the same jobs need to be done.

    The winter months are busy with work to replace or repair fencing, pollarding and coppicing trees, ditch slubbing with a JCB to improve the watercourses for wildlife and, of course, trimming the Melford road and Brundon lane hedges. The hedge…

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