Huge efforts are made to keep our open spaces looking good. Here are some examples in Great Turners Wood



So what is the Community Association doing in Beare Green?

Well, they can only do what we think you want. The Community Association meetings are for you to attend and put forward suggestions. BGCA trustees and elected officers are present and decisions, where possible, are made at the time and actioned by a simple yes or no vote. Why not come along?

Wednesday 20 December 2017 BGCA Trustees Open Meeting 7pm
Wednesday 20 December 2017 Open Evening & Carols 8pm
Sunday 31 December 2017 New Years Eve Party 8pm TICKET ONLY
Tuesday 9th January 2018 BGCA Trustees Open Meeting 7.45pm
---- April 2018 BGCA Annual General Meeting DTBC

Beare Green Community Association volunteers have been working on the footpath around the pond. Undergrowth has been cut back and a new woodchip path has been laid over mud and eroded bare tree roots. This reduces the damage to the tree roots, makes using the footpath safer and generally enhances the beautiful walkway around the pond. Mole Valley District Council contractors provided the wood chippings from some tree safety work around the park area where some trees had to be reduced.
























































Maintaining the pathway around the pond








Maintaining the pathway alongside Great Turners Wood with help from Leith Hill Trefoil Guild

Beare Green Community Association volunteers with members of Leith Hill Trefoil Guild have been working on the footpath adjacent to Great Turners Wood off Highland Road.  Their intention is to maintain and enhance the path and the adjacent section of woodland for the benefit of residents, visiting walkers and local wildlife. Hazel and holly have been cut to open up the canopy and allow light to reach the floor. This has each year encouraged the growth of ground flora. Last year we saw the growth of bluebells along this pretty path and it is hoped that following years will bring even more colour to this well used thoroughfare. Cut material has been used to create a ‘dead hedge’ along the edge of the footpath which will benefit invertebrates, fungi and other wildlife. The ivy that had taken hold on so many of the strangled trees is being gradually removed to allow the trees to recover. Work pauses each year to allow the resident birds to nest throughout the woodland and in particular the inquisitive robins and wrens that have increased in number on the footpath since work began several years ago.  Great Turners Wood is cared for by Beare Green Community Association in partnership with volunteers from Gatwick Greenspace and Mole Valley District Council. We are also grateful for the help and backing from our District Councillor Michelle Watson.



New Year's Eve

A grand New Year's Eve Party took place organised by Peter Hewitt (BGCA Co-ordinator) with over sixty residents and friends enjoying a superb night of entertainment including a barn dance led by Barbara (our vicar) and Maria (BGCA Secretary), fun and humour from Tommy Cooper lookalike (Gordon Howard) and a rendition of Shirley Bassey's "Hey Big Spender" by Sandra Howard (BGCA trustee).

A Cottage Pie supper was provided with a bar and the night was highlighted with seeing in New Year in with a superb display of fireworks lighting up the New Year's Day sky.

If you missed it, let's hope it is repeated in 2017!


Another Grand Jumble Sale!!

The Community Association is run by volunteers - part of its remit is raising money to maintain the village hall so that it is available for hire to groups, parties, classes etc. It is a valuable asset to Beare Green residents.

We are in need of some extra help to run our events and would welcome any time you might be able to offer us - If you would like any further information please let any of the trustees listed in Contacts have your name and telephone number or email address and we will be in touch. You would always be offered a warm welcome.




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