April 2018 Litter-picking volunteers - thank you message from Mike: "Despite the postponement due to the snow from the 'Little Beast' - and a very damp Sunday morning, some 35 volunteers turned out for the FoBC annual litter pick, based on Rocks Lane and Vine Road Rec., and did a fantastic job scouring about 90% of the Common.
Each year we sense that we are having to search harder (apart, that is, from alongside roads and railway embankments near bus stops!), but still we collected about 60 sacks full of mixed litter and once again two jumbo bags of recyclables - Miranda will be kept busy for some time!! - and we never cease to be amazed how much we find, even when the common is generally looking so good... including a folding bed, wheel barrow and at least a dozen assorted wheel trims!
So an enormous thank you to everyone who turned out in less than ideal conditions, to make sure that when Spring does finally come the Common really will look its best."
February 2018: Former Goods Yard. Network Rail have started necessary repairs to the railway bridge and are using the Former Goods Yard site as a temporary space for vehicles and machinery. You can find our more here or contact us