The Friends of Granville

Hello and welcome to the Friends Of Granville Website
We are a group of volunteers who meet on alternate Thursdays at Granville Country Park Nature Reserve. The work parties are advertised on the notice board in the main car park.

We care for the reserve for the benefit of its wildlife and to promote public enjoyment of this amazing natural asset as well as our own enjoyment.

February 2021
A plant nursery in Wales was severely impacted by new Brexit export rules and regulations, leaving them with 1000’s of oak saplings which would be destroyed.
Extinction Rebellion set up a crowd funding page to enable them to purchase the saplings.  These saplings were then distributed to various nature parks and reserves and we were lucky enough to receive 100 to plant at Granville.
A team of volunteers from Extinction Rebellion and Friends of Granville met on a cold wet day in February to plant the saplings on the Western Stockpile. (see photos).

We have installed four information and two interpretation boards at key entrances around the woods.  Each board is designed to help you find your way around the park and information about the industrial archaeology to be seen. There are information leaflets available for you to use to follow the Heritage Trail or the Nature Trail.

New Information Board
The friends of Granville Country Park have installed an interesting new information board at the Muxton end of the park. The Board describes the design and history of the Muxton Bridge Colliery & Pumping engines and is detailed enough to enable the reader to visualise the remains of the colliery that can be seen today. See pictures of the board and installation team opposite.

Work party Information and latest events.
Work parties carried out the Friends were limited in 2020 and no work was completed during January, February and March 2021 due to the Coronavirus Pandemic lockdowns.

Work parties began on April 8th and will continue fortnightly.

 

Latest minutes Of Friends of Granville meeting.
meeting of FOG on the 14th August 2019
Meeting of FOG on the 26th February 2020