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After over a month's delay the grass gets cut

A Huge Thankyou

Following a very wet March and April, we have had over a month’s delay in getting the machines into Churchfield, and the grass cut. But it has finally happened. The extremely long grass, docks, and other plants have had their first two cuts of the… Read more


Spring has finally Sprung

Spring has finally Sprung

It has been a long time coming, but it seems spring has finally arrved in Churchfield. Once again the wildflowers seem to be thriving with new growth coming and some already in flower, like the beautiful Red Campion (pictured). These wildflowers not only brighten the… Read more


Polycafe

Polycafe

The polytunnel at the back of the allotments on Churchfield is part of the community garden. As you can see, it is gradually being smartly furnished as a communal refuge for days like today when, frankly, it is pretty uncomfortable working outside. Thanks, Julia, for… Read more


Volunteer Day

Volunteer Day

Remember this? This is what Churchfield looked like before we started work on it. Now, it’s time to clear the edges of the new path up to the old edging stones. We’d welcome some help and Dave our Countryside Officer has managed to fit in… Read more


A Very Personal Rant

A Very Personal Rant

My name is Lorraine. I have lived in Denby Dale since 1981. I am one of the four Friends volunteers who currently empty the new dog waste bin at the bottom entrance to Churchfield. Q: WHY DO WE DO THIS? A: BECAUSE WE DO NOT… Read more


Brilliant Birds

Brilliant Birds

The RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch Came to Churchfield on Sunday 28th January and the feedback from one young participant¬† – “Brilliant.” Thankfully the weather was kind to us, and so were the birds that came out in force to keep us busy counting (when we… Read more


Our New Trees – A Legacy for the Future

Our New Trees – A Legacy for the Future

There has been a tremendous amount of activity in Churchfield this weekend, with trees being at the centre of it all. It was a sad time earlier this year when we learned that three of our mature trees were so sick they needed to be… Read more


Edibaubles

Edibaubles

Have you ever seen Christmas tree baubles made of vegetables?? Now’s your chance. Today and tomorrow (2nd & 3rd December), the local churches are holding their annual Christmas Festival at Holy Trinity, the church by Churchfield. In a traditional village pre-Christmas atmosphere, the church is… Read more



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