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Celebrate our Trees

Celebrate our Trees

The Friends of Churchfield are excited to be celebrating National Tree week, which runs from 25th November to 3rd December. How will we celebrate? We will plant trees of course so why not come along and help us. The Woodland Trust have graciously supplied Churchfield… Read more


Hedgehog Hotel

Hedgehog Hotel

On Tuesday 14th November, 4 volunteers and Dave Countryside cleared the flag path halfway and used the turf at the top of the field, moving the remaining walling stone over to the next repair site by the gate, and transferring a few barrowloads of leaf… Read more


Take a Cake Break

Take a Cake Break

It’s Autumn, nearly winter. The field is due some TLC and so are we. We have organised a tidying up session when we plan to clear paths and undergrowth, create wildlife habitat and then eat cake. You are very welcome to join us on the… Read more


Website goes Live!

Website goes Live!

We are very excited finally to be able to share our new website with you all. On it you will find such gems as: the history of Churchfield, wonderful photographs, the story of what we have achieved so far, and lots of information about the… Read more


What Happened to the Trees?

What Happened to the Trees?

The Friends of Churchfield Committee had some concerns over the health of the two large ash trees in the top section of the field. At the beginning of July, along with David Wilde, Countryside Officer for Denby Dale, we asked a tree surgeon to come… Read more


The Bin That John Built

The Bin That John Built

This is the bin that John built. This is the place we thought would be best To put the bin that John built. These are the guys Who mixed cement, Who trimmed the post, Who wielded tools to smash the rocks, to lift the stones,… Read more


A Day in the Life

A Day in the Life

In the Summer of 2011, a group of residents in Denby Dale set about applying for Village Green status for a patch of neglected Council land. The bid failed, but as a result a compromise was reached whereby the Parish Council would take on the… Read more


Ramp Completion

Ramp Completion

It is with great pleasure, and an immense sigh of relief, that we can now officially announce that the Barnsley Road access ramp and gate; and the new gate and pathway from Holy Trinity Church side, are now complete and open for use. A tremendous… Read more


Photo by Tim Melling

How to Help Our Beloved Hedgehogs

We were asked if Friends of Churchfield supporters might help the plight of our small, round and famously spiky friends, during the prolonged dry weather period at the beginning of the summer. The answer was a resounding ‘YES’; after all, the hedgehog is the emblem… Read more


A Tree for Steve

A Tree for Steve

In a prominent position in the middle of Churchfield is a tiny elm. It was planted in memory of a man whose support was crucial to us in our early days as a Friends group. Steve Robinson gave us insider knowledge, research and expertise, and… Read more



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