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AGM Agenda and Minutes of last AGM

Yes, here it is – what you have all been waiting for! – the AGM agenda

Sunday 23rd April 2023 @ 5 – 7pm in The Olive Bar, Gregson Centre


  1. Welcome
  2. Minutes of last year’s AGM 20th March 2022
  3. Actions & Matters Arising
  4. Chair’s Report – Past year’s activities & achievements
  5. Guest Speaker – David Redmore – tree planting     & planned willow coppicing
  6. Treasurer’s Report
  7. Future Proposals and Ideas
  8. Social Media
  9. Chair’s Summary & closing remarks
  10. AOB

and for those of you who cannot get enough of these things, here is a link to last year’s AGM Minutes: Friends of Miss Whalley’s Field –  AGM minutes 2022



Urgent Appeal

Volunteers urgently needed

 to repair field damage


Saturday 4 March at 11:00 hrs

Last week person/s unknown drove a vehicle onto Miss Whalley’s Field and caused significant damage. The field now has many deep ruts especially in the mown children’s play area.

It needs to be repaired asap to give the Field as much time as possible to regenerate before summer. Please can you bring spades, rakes, wheelbarrows and other useful tools. 

Wear suitable clothing, boots and gloves.  The field is still muddy especially in the damaged areas.


Meet at the bench in the middle of the Field.


Everyone’s help is needed to sort out the mess.


If anyone has any information about the vehicle and who is responsible for this vandalism,  please let us know.


Thank you


July Flowers in the Field

Anyone passing by or walking across the Field at the moment cannot help noticing the blaze of colour from all the wild flowers which are in bloom.

This is the direct result of our great planting effort last year.

Some varieties like Yellow Rattle are largely over now (look out for the dry papery seed sacs. Break one off and shake it by your ear – that’s why it is called Rattle!)

There are a few Spotted orchids still looking exotic

In full bloom at the moment are Self Heal…..

and lots of Greater Birds Foot Trefoil.

Tufted Vetch adds a striking purple presence against the green background.

On a rather larger scale there’s Common Knapweed





………… and Meadow Cranesbill, a delicately coloured wild relative of the  geranium.



Look out too for the Common Sorrel, not a flashy plant, but unusual and easily identified:

Look down between the larger plants and you might be lucky enough to spot some Eyebright, a delicate brilliant white flower among the green canopy.




Finally, please look out for the wonderfully named Amphibious Bistort, which is just coming into flower. It loves wet areas (hence the name) and is a very unusual and striking pink addition to the flora on the Field.

The Field looks magnificent and that is due to the efforts of local people in planting hundreds of native flowers and continuing to look after this fantastic local amenity.