Another Friends group in the area, the Friends of Whitebeam Wood, are holding a butterfly walk and survey on the Ring on Sat 19th July between 10am and 1pm. They would like to extend a welcome to any FOLR members who would like to come along and join them.
The Committee were re-elected at the AGM on Saturday and will remain the same as last year, with the exception of Ann Russell who has had to stand down due to ill health. Ann was one of the original members of the Friends of Lancing Ring and was there from the very start. She worked hard to help the group become what it is today and until only recently was a Committee member. The members of the FOLR and the Committee would like to say a big thank you to her for all she has done over the years and we are sorry that her health has prevented her carrying on.
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.
Adrienne spotted these as she took advantage of a respite from the rain.
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.
The Friends of Lancing Ring were selected as one of three local community groups to receive money from the Waitrose in store green tokens in October 2013. Just before Christmas we went to the Worthing store and were delighted to receive a cheque for £240 which will be very useful. We would like to thank all those who supported us during October and the team at Waitrose who selected us.
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Name: Emily Clark
The RSPB has designated the South Downs as a Futurescape to celebrate and help encourage the responsible use and enjoyment of this amazing place.
We have also launched our first ever South Downs Futurescape Photography Competition and would very much appreciate it if you would highlight the competition to your group members, or feature us in your newsletter.
Through our competition you can help us to highlight the beauty of the South Downs and help the RSPB to do more for habitats and wildlife there. In the future we hope that stone curlews will flock to raise their chicks on healthy farmland, water voles will be safe to make their homes in our rivers and brooks, butterflies will abound on gloriously preserved chalk grassland and in well-managed woodland, and nightjars will fill the night skies over heathland with their churring calls.
The competition runs until 28 February 2014. To find out more about our categories, judges and to view prizes, rules and Terms & Conditions, please visit our webpage at: http://www.rspb.org.uk/futurescapes/southdowns/photo-competition.aspx
We are happy to provide more information should you need it.
With many thanks,