St Sampson’s Church Christmas Tree Festival 2019 – members of the Court decorate their Christmas Tree. In 2017 the theme was Christmas Carols. However, the theme this year is “Peace on Earth“.
The Cricklade Court Leet tree, number 6, is one of 30 being decorated by various businesses and organisations from Cricklade.
All the Christmas Tree Festival 2019 trees are on display in St Sampson’s Church over the weekend Saturday 30th November to Sunday 1st December.
Cricklade is fortunate to be a peaceful place to live. Free from oppression, fear and violence, unlike so many places around the World. Our hope and prayers are for everlasting Peace throughout those many areas of conflict on our planet. Resolution is only through talking to each other using those words of PEACE.
The Court were well represented at this year’s Remembrance Sunday parade, which took place in a cold, but dry and sunny, Cricklade. Continue reading “Remembrance Sunday 2019”
The recent heavy rain has caused flooding on North Meadow this week. We have been watching the water levels closely as we are in the middle of the grazing season. Fortunately the water levels have now started to drop. Rain is not expected for the next few days and this will give time for the water to drain away. Continue reading “Flooding on North Meadow this week”
Cricklade Court Leet is delighted to have been awarded a Heritage Lottery Grant of £33, 400 for North Meadow . The Court will use part of this grant to purchase 5.5 acres of North Meadow, previously held in private ownership. This land will then become a permanent part of the National Nature Reserve. Continue reading “Court Awarded Heritage Lottery Fund Grant for North Meadow”
The High Bailiff of Cricklade, Clive Smith, made a special presentation to Cricklade resident Dorothy Bloxham, who celebrated her 100th birthday yesterday. She was joined by family, and friends from Open Door, at the Jenner Hall this afternoon where there was also a rousing rendition of ‘Happy Birthday’ with the music provided by members of the Cricklade Band led by Paul Hewer. Happy Birthday Dorothy!
A great morning on the meadow, so many flowers to see. Continue reading “September meadow flowers”
Conservation grazing, which is so important to the management of North Meadow, started on Monday this week. Twenty two cows and their calves, forty four animals in total, were turned out onto North Meadow. A further fourteen cows and calves will go onto the meadow this weekend. Continue reading “Grazing of North Meadow Started On 9th September”
Members of the Court Leet have been preparing North Meadow for grazing in the last 2 weeks. This involves the installation of 2.5km of electric fencing and 8 pasture pumps. Continue reading “Grazing Preparation for North Meadow”
Grazing animals would normally drink from the River Thames and River Churn which surround North Meadow. By entering the rivers the animals introduce silt into the water. This creates a water quality problem which damages fish spawning beds resulting in poor fish populations. Continue reading “Pasture Pumps on North Meadow”
The hay cut started early this year to help to reduce the nutrient levels on the meadow. Nutrient levels have been rising mainly caused by increased flooding in recent years and this reduces plant diversity. The hay cut would normally start in July. Continue reading “Hay Cut Started on Thursday 27th June”