The Friends of Pinn Meadows

Scythe Festival & Picnic

set for 15 July

Our 4th Annual Scythe Festival and Picnic will be on Saturday 15 July, taking place in the same area as last year, adjacent to our new Pond.

The Working Party will start at 9.00 am to erect the marquee which the Council are kindly providing for our picnic and refreshments. Scything will start at 9.30 am in preparation for the arrival of the Mayor at 10 am.

Members, supporters are invited to bring their families friends join us for a Picnic and activities from 12 noon to 3.00 pm.  

Children (and adults) can sign up for pond dipping and/or river fly monitoring, and discover the host of creatures that live in the River Pinn and the pond such as dragonfly larvae, newts, tadpoles, fish, caddis larvae with cases and many more.

Friendly farm animals will be on hand - sheep and lambs to cuddle; naughty goats and kids; piglets to tickle; a miniature donkey or pony to groom and guinea pigs to hold.

An accordionist will be there to add to the countryside feel with a good repertoire of English traditional folk tunes.

Sunny 20 May and FoPM goes POND DIPPING

Earlier this year Friends of Pinn Meadows were successful in an application for a Ward Budget grant of £773 to buy waders, drainage rods, bird boxes, bat boxes and wildlife recording equipment.  

The grant also provided for educational material and equipment to support school party visits to Pinn Meadows.  Saturday 20 May saw a highly successful Pond Dipping put some of the equipment to good use.

The Ward Budget scheme gives each ward in the borough its own budget to spend on local projects.