Friends of Bradford’s Becks have a litter-pick this Saturday (5th May) on Bradford Beck which will run from 10am until midday. Meet by the Nisa store at the junction of Valley Road and Poplar Road. Volunteers are advised to wear boots and warm clothing – litter pickers, gloves, bags and hot drinks will be provided by the organisers. There will be another litter-pick on Clayton Beck next Wednesday between midday and 3pm. Please contact [email protected] for more information on either of these events. Friends of Bradford’s Becks will also be running a series of guided walks over the next couple Continue reading Forthcoming Aire Rivers Trust (and Friends) Events
Meet for this Fridays’ Aire Rivers Trust litter pick will be at Wastechasers, 124 Dockfield Road, Shipley BD17 7AR from 9:30 am onwards. Volunteers are advised to wear boots and warm clothing – litter pickers, gloves, bags and hot drinks will be provided by the organisers. Contact [email protected] for more information.
There will be a work party at Coppice Pond on Sunday 25th March. If you want to see restocking take place within the next 12 months, please step forward and help us get the work done now. The plan is to make improvements and protection so that aquatic plants can be re-introduced safely away from the ravages of the geese. This will provide shelter for the fish from predators and spawning habitat to allow the fish to breed more successfully. We would also like to do some restocking, but we do not want to do this until we know there Continue reading Work Party Coppice Pond Sunday 25th March
The latest Aire Rivers Trust litter pick is this Saturday 24th March at Charlestown, meet at 10 am at the “eastern end of Dockfield Road” (Shipley) – by the viaduct and Woodbottom footbridge. Boots and warm working clothes are advised but gloves, litter pickers, bags (and tea, coffee and biscuits) will be provided. There will be another litter pick at Rye Loaf Meadow, Bingley on April 7th, and one on the 20th April at another site. We will post further details on these events as soon as we have them, or you can contact the organiser [email protected] for more information.
There will be a work party at Coppice Pond on Sunday 7th Jan to improve fish habitat and bankside planting Members are welcome to lend a hand as this is quite a large task The party will be meeting at the pond at 10.00am. Those wanting to lend a hand would be advised to bring waders if possible as some of the work is water based. Please note – there may be some disruption to angling in the areas where the works are being undertaken so do be aware of this when setting of for the days fishing!
We have received sad news today that life member Clifford Bennett passed away last night, and we express our sympathy to all his family and friends. Clifford was a committee member and watcher from at least the early 1980’s, some of our older members may well remember having their books checked by him at Coppice Pond or Harden Dam. He was elected as Chairman at the 1987 AGM (replacing current President Bruce Howard), and retired from his post and committee at the 1991 AGM where he was awarded life membership. After retirement from club duties, Clifford remained in touch with Continue reading C.H. Bennett.