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Bleasby Grasshoppers

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Bleasby Grasshoppers was established in 2021 in support of the Bleasby GreenSpaces Matter Plan (approved by Bleasby Parish Council) which sets out the long term management and development objectives for the upkeep and enhancement of our community green spaces. 

Grasshoppers have since established a friendly group of volunteers, aged from 2 years to somewhere beyond 70! We all share a passion for looking after the wonderful green spaces on our last count there were 37 of us Hopping around!

Our basic philosophy is to have some fun; not get bogged down with committees & meetings and to help each other to make light work of what needs doing. 

There are basically three areas where we are active:

- Maintaining and developing GreenSpaces owned by Bleasby Parish Council

- Local projects focused on enhancing the flora and fauna in our parish (see drop down menu from Home Page)

- Organising community nature events to for Bleasby residents 

We generally meet during the third weekend of every month, usually on a Saturday morning. There are also add-hoc mid-week gatherings to deal with things 'as and when' they arise. 

Communication with the group is via WhatsApp, speaking to each other and the occasional email.

This website is the main source of latest information (we don't do Social Media), along with the local noticeboards. 

You can also read below the report submitted by Grasshoppers to the 2024 Bleasby Annual Parish Meeting.

If you are interested in getting involved, meeting new friends and old, having some fun and getting some exercise, please get in touch to find out more. 

Just email: [email protected] with your contact details and Jo or Mike will get back to you.

Some examples of recent Grasshoppers activity......

  • community meadow engagement days
  • Centenary Wood tidy up
  • grass cut in meadow and yellow rattle sown
  • bird watching screen built
  • establishing a den building area
  • mulled wine winter Social
  • Ferry End tidy up              
  • Jubilee Ponds meadow hedge cut and trim 
  • removal of fallen branch and other debris 
  • basic first aid & life support course
  • level crossing green space improvement 
  • fire-pit and meadow triangle clear and bonfire with marshmallows
  • Glebe Field Christmas tree and Jubilee Oak planting
  • Ferry End tree in river (this wasn't an organised Grasshoppers activity but thanks to Michael, Peter and Chris Foster who gave up their day and took care of the tree)
  • bramble trim & paths tidy