Tuesday, 24 November 2020

November newsletter

November 2020 Newsletter
The November newsletter is now posted in the 'Newsletters' archive - you will see that despite Covid a lot of things have been moving along on the Dales. Members will receive their own .pdf file version of it by email  - please feel free to pass it on to anyone else who might be interested in what is happening on Heswall Dales.

Friday, 16 October 2020

Heswall Dales awarded Green Flag

Heswall Dales has been awarded the prestigious "Green Flag" status at our first attempt - see http://www.greenflagaward.org.uk/park-summary/?park=3862
This award recognises the quality of the work done at the Dales in the management of the site and promoting and encouraging its use. It reflects the efforts of Wirral Council (especially local team manager Luke Bithell and Ranger Chris Werney), the Dales volunteers and the Dales Friends group. Well done everyone! We do actually receive a Green Flag and are now looking for the best place to site the flag-pole!

Friday, 17 July 2020

July 2020 Newsletter
A July newsletter has now been posted in the 'Newsletters' archive. Members will receive their own .pdf file version of it by email and should feel free to pass it on to anyone else who might be interested in what is happening on Heswall Dales.

Wednesday, 8 July 2020

Volunteer work restarts on the Dales

Volunteer work is restarting in Wirral's green spaces, including Heswall Dales. If you are interested in joining the Dales volunteer team please contact Ranger Chris Werney on 07767 474478 or at christopherwerney@wirral.co.uk. Chris will brief you on the work planned and the Covid related safety measures that will apply. Sessions run from 10.00 to 15.30 on Wednesdays and if you want to work mornings only or afternoons only that's fine. Meet at the Rangers's Cottage next to Dale Farm.

Wednesday, 13 May 2020

Friends of Heswall Dales AGM

AGM reports have been emailed to members of the Friends today. If you have not received those emails, please check your Spam folder. You should have received a Chairman's Report, Treasurer's Report, Nature Report and a request for nominations for the Committee.

Wednesday, 25 March 2020

Volunteer work suspended on the Dales

As you might expect, all volunteer work on the Dales has been suspended, in response to the COVID 19 crisis. The work this year has concentrated on gorse and birch removal in the central section of the Dales and this would have ended about now anyway, to protect nesting birds. In the summer work would normally move on to fencing and pathway maintenance and, this year, include the installation of more sign posts that we have purchased. (Yes, some people do get lost on the Dales.)
Keep safe and please let the Ranger know of anything which needs urgent attention (contact details below). Let's hope that the volunteers can return before too long.

Sunday, 22 March 2020

Defibrillator at Dale Farm

Just in case - Dale Farm have installed a Defibrillator on the wall of their main building (visible from the gate next to the Rangers Cottage). Its all automated, and by opening the Defibrillator door a phone call is triggered for instruction, so no training is needed. When Dale Farm is closed, access is via their top gate at the end of the ramp down from Oldfield Road.