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Coffee Morning


Next Saturday we are holding our Coffee morning and AGM, so why not come along and find out more about what we do and even think about joining us. There will be free refreshments, a raffle and also a few stalls with books, plants, cakes, crafts and the local Men in Sheds will have items they have made for sale, including things like bug boxes.

There will also be short AGM and an opportunity to raise anything with the group.  All are welcome.

We would love people to come along and meet us and help us celebrate this big birthday.

Date – Sat 7th April 2018

Time – 10am

Venue – The church hall, The Holy Family Catholic Church, North Road, Lancing.


Change to February Task Day

Saturday, February 17

10:00 – 12:00
This February’s task day is being moved from Sunday 18th Feb to Sat 17th Feb.  We will still meet at the car park at 10am and will be going to the Diamond Jubilee Plantation field to plant the new elm trees.  The change is being made to accommodate the local White Letter Hairstreak expert from Butterfly Conservation with whom we have been working.  We are sorry if this is inconvenient for any of our regular task day helpers.  We will return to our normal Sunday next month.  If you are not usually able to come to the Sunday task days, why not join us for the Saturday tree planting?

Spring Coffee Morning and AGM

When: SAT 8th April 2017

Time: 10am – 11.30am



Some of the Violets in the woodland pathways


Spring AGM & Coffee Morning

The AGM and Coffee Morning will be on Sat 22nd March at the usual place. (Monks Farm Presbytery, North Road. Lancing) We are hoping to have cakes, plants, jigsaw puzzles, crafts, books, bric-a-brac, raffle and refreshments.

Also, Henry is cancelling the April task day as it falls on Easter Day this year.

Workplace Volunteering

From time to time we have had Employee workplace volunteers offering to help with the work on the Reserve.  If your company or employees are interested in helping out in any way do contact our Chair or Secretary or use the form below.  It can be a useful team building experience and can be a very pleasant day making a real difference to our countryside areas.

Family Fun Day is this Sunday

There is a Family Fun Day for all at the Dewpond today 19th May. From 10am to 2pm
There will be activities for all ages

Spring Coffee Morning

Come along to the

2013 Spring Coffee Morning
and ‘Bring and Buy’ sale at the

The Holy Family Catholic Church Hall

at Monks Farmhouse in North Road, Lancing

Saturday 6th April.
Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Julia Loftus of Jules crafts will be manning a table

Looking for new Friends at Christmas?

North Road closed on Saturday afternoon for the annual Christmas shopping and charity fund-raising event.
Chairman Henry braved the cold and manned the FoLR table to offer the friendship and community spirit of our local conservation group.
We hope that some of those that took interest will join us and share in our love of the local natural environment that is on the doorstep.

Henry mans the table

Message from Adrienne

What a wonderful morning this was.  Just thought I would update everyone on the tree planting.  Henry had a commemorative book which most people signed and we had about 100 people helping to plant the trees.  Thank you to everyone who came along and took part.  We would also like to say a big thank you to Graham and John from Adur District Council for all their help with organising the logistics before the day and their help at the tree planting.  We are very grateful to everyone.  Don’t forget to join the Friends and support us in our future activities if you can.

~ Adrienne Stevenson
FoLR Secretary

Planting the Jubilee Diamond

Around  60+ Friends of Lancing Ring including the Chairman of Adur District Council, Peter Metcalfe and the Adur Watch team with Graham Gunn, gathered on Sunday morning to take part in the creation of a Jubilee Diamond, consisting of Spindle, Whitebeam and Beech with a centrepiece of an Oak sapling.
The oak was  planted by FoLR chairman Henry Heath with a short ceremony, assisted by a very young member of the assembled crowd.
Henry made this declaration “We’ve got a very special tree, a Royal Oak” and reading from the label which said ‘this sapling has been grown from a seed collected from one of the Royal Household Estates’, he added “You won’t get a more important tree than this one!”


click on these thumbnails for video and still images..

From FOLR Jubilee Tree Planting
From FOLR Jubilee Tree Planting
Slideshow Jubilee Planting

The committee members  wish to give sincere thanks to everyone who came along.