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Latest News from Beckford Nature Reserve


IMG_0218IMG_0216Tina managed to collect enough material to construct one larger sized bug hotel to replace one of the smaller ones already in the reserve.

 

 

 

 

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IMG_0209Three adults and two children took a whole day to build the new hotel last Friday. We started by digging a recess in the northern bank to make sure the new hotel would be roughly level. Then each of the 4 floors were built up and then stuffed with various bug friendly items. Wooden stakes were used to secure the hotel to the ground to prevent movement over time.

 

To make sure the hotel would be dry and cosy for the residents a section of the old hide roof was placed on top. Finally, to make prevent the local deer population from dismantling the hotel, which happened to one of the old hotels, the whole structure was covered in chicken wire.

 

The new hotel is clearly visible from the northern footpath and we are now waiting for the first residents to arrive. In fact, some of the garden refuse used in the construction already had some live snails attached, so they will have a head start!

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10 July 2016, 8:40pm

bug-hotel-rousham-stowe-600x450This summer we plan to rebuild the “bug hotels”. Our current hotels, which were built a few years ago during one of Beckford Open Garden weekends, have seen better days and now need a re-vamp. If you are not sure what a 'Bug Hotel' is, just have a good look at the picture to the right. Basically, it's a pile of old rubbish fashioned into suitable habitat for a variety of insects. It is not difficult to build (see instructions below), so if you have any of the items listed below, or would like to get involved in the re-build program let Tina know via email (pebrown@hotmail.com) or leave a message at Beckford shop and she will come and collect...

  • Clay/pottery type of drain pipes (even if broken)
  • Old bricks with holes in them
  • Local stone

Thanks

Tina Brown Trustee and Warden (pebrown@hotmail.com) - I have pallets, straw, and wood (with and without holes!)

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16 May 2016, 8:58pm

Click the title above to view Menu and how to get tickets. Raffle prizes welcome!


26 January 2016, 4:37pm

On Friday March 4th there will be a Village Supper at The Beckford Inn. There will be a choice of main courses and desserts for £15 per head. Further information soon. 


15 January 2016, 2:37pm

MarI have now updated the photo gallery. It now looks different!Click on the title above to see.

You can also upload your own photos to add to the gallery - just login and then go to the Upload Photo  menu item under the Friends top menu.

Please feel free to add any of your photos to the gallery so that others can enjoy them too. If you wish to add a link to your own website or web gallery you can also do this.


11 January 2016, 5:05pm

TreePruneCartoonDespite the very cold wind this morning a few people turned up (6 of us) to complete some of the tasks on Tina's list (see below).

IMG_1132_2Some of the steps on the north bank needed some new supports for the log steps, also some of the logs had rotted away and needed replacing.

 

IMG_1128_1The woven barrier on the west end of the lake, just below the steps from Court Farm Lane had finally collapsed and was replaced by a more substantial barrier, which we hope will last longer and be easier to repair in the future.

IMG_1129The main entrance gate from the Ashton Road had become rusty and a repainting job was started at the last working party. This was finished off today, so we now have a 'posh' looking gate.

 

 

 

 

IMG_1130The new bench, in memory of John Clifford is nearly ready for installation, so some preparation work was required to accommodate the bench and allow users of the bench to have a good view over the lake. Some brambles that would obstruct the view were cleared,  the path nearby was tidied and the edging repaired. The new bench will replace the old bench, which has now seen betterIMG_1131_1 days.

 


21 November 2015, 2:39pm

There will be a working party on Saturday Nov 21st 9.00-11.00

Jobs.

  1. Dig up and save some hedging plants on the Court Farm Road Boundary to create a gap to have wood chippings delivered closer to point of use on the West Bank. Clear undergrowth to create patch for chippings. Tools needed spades, cutting equipment and rakes.
  2. Repair 2 steps and replace some pegs on steps and the footpath on North Side. Tools needed saw and sledge hammer, both available from me and the hide.
  3. Repair 2 barriers at the base of the long steps, 1 beside the water and the other to discourage access to the water’s edge on the South side. Tools needed saw and sledge hammer (I’ll will provide). Wood will be at the sites.
  4. Trim around the bramble patch beside the seat on the North side to open up view to lake from the seat. Tools required, rake and cutting equipment.

Clothing, suitable for dealing with brambles.


11 November 2015, 10:41pm

It was lovely to see two adult and one fully grown cygnet this afternoon on the lake,  preening themselves and enjoying the rain.


5 November 2015, 3:42pm

Don't forget to renew or join the 200 Club to be in the October draw on Wednesday 7th October!


5 October 2015, 5:49pm

nature16The new 2016 calendar is now available. You can purchase the calendars from any of the trustees, calling in at the Village Shop or using the on-line shop on this website.


29 September 2015, 3:58pm

...for a meal for 4 at The Beckford. Raffle tickets £1 for 5 available at Beckford Stores. Winning number will be drawn at the AGM on October 9th 2015


13 September 2015, 12:34pm

Click on title above for more information. It is hoped to have another Bat Walk soon.


7 September 2015, 9:13am

nature15 1We are now currently looking for suitable pictures to include in next year's calendar. Please contact either Tina (pebrown@hotmail.co.uk) or Andy (andy@theshieling.net if you have any suitable photos. The digital files will need to be original camera files, not files modified for display on a computer as they will have to be printed. This will form part of our fund raising activities.

 


13 July 2015, 7:17pm

image_4It has come to our attention that there are still people allowing their dogs to roam free in the Nature Reserve. It is particularly important at this time of year (nesting season) that your dog is kept on a lead to avoid disturbing the mating birds and other wildlife. Beckford Nature Reserve is a nature reserve, not a convenient dog exercise yard! image_2

Please act responsibly and keep your dog on a lead while in the Reserve. 


15 March 2015, 5:03pm

John was a co-founder of Beckford Nature Reserve, a Limited Company registered as a Charity in April 2007. Beckford Nature Reserve purchased the site from Huntsman’s Quarries in May 2008. John's contacts and wealth of experience as Parish Tree Warden made him an invaluable Trustee until he had to retire on reaching the age of 72. He then created the role of Conservation Warden, concentrating his efforts on the maintenance of the Reserve. He stood down as Warden in 2014 but continued to have an active interest in the Reserve. John was a quiet, kind, unassuming and generous hearted man who had a wonderful way of imparting his extensive knowledge to others. He will be sadly missed by the Trustees and all who knew him. We will always be grateful for his dedication in making Beckford Nature Reserve the wildlife haven that it is today.

 


14 February 2015, 9:15am

TreePruneCartoonWe had a successful working party last Saturday. The list of work was very full but we had a good turnout and managed more than we expected. We will require further working parties to complete the task on the SSSI gravel face.IMG_0455
While clearing the ditch we discovered a 'spring' which started filling the ditch as fast as we could clear it, but by the end of the session the flow had subsided.  All the brambles in front of the face were up-rooted, ready to build up a bank from the scree to be removed from directly below the face.IMG_0456

The chippings placed around the old hide now means we can have dry feet.

A big thank you to all those who turned up to help.


2 February 2015, 2:43pm

TreePruneCartoonThere will be a working party on Saturday 31st January between 9:00 and 11:00 in the morning. The main task it to complete the work to tidy up the gravel bank (SSSI)...

  • Trim the vegetation along the front edge of the cliff
  • Remove the roots from the spoil slope and move it to place in front
  • Lay the netting across the top of the cliff
  • Move any bramble piles
  • Lay chippings
  • Burn rubbish pile - having checked that there are no hedgehogs under it!

As you can see, there is a lot to do, so ALL the help we have the easier it will be. If you have any spare time, come along to the new hide - near the Ashton Road entrance and sign up for helping. Thanks.


23 January 2015, 10:33am

Tewkesbury Direct , a free magazine delivered to people in the Tewkesbury area has a regular feature written by Jack Walker where he describes various walks in the Tewkesbury area. The January 2015 issue includes a walk around the Beckford Nature Reserve and he describes the Reserve as 'Beckford's Hidden Gem'. If you don't receive this magazine, you can view his walks by visiting the link in the title above.


30 December 2014, 4:33pm

Please take a look at the article written by Paul Whitehead for the Nature Reserve about the importance of the site as a historical landmark, and why we should make sure the SSSI area is preserved. We would like to thank Paul for preparing this report for us. Click on the title of this news item to view the report, or go to Reports/Miscellaneous/Ecohistory Please note that all material in the report is copyrighted by Paul and should not be reproduced without his permission.


10 November 2014, 8:24pm

We will be having another autumn working party on Saturday 29th November between 9.00 and 11.00 am.
Jobs to be done ...

  • Stones to lay on path to disabled hide
  • Bird boxes to put back ready for the spring
  • Brambles to cut back in front of jubilee seat
  • Think about suggestions from Helen Trapp regarding the SSSI site
Please make an effort to join us - the more people we have the quicker the work will be done and the less work for those who turn up! Don't forget your gloves and energy.


9 November 2014, 10:47pm

There is going to be an extra prize in our December Draw. First prize will be £100 followed by £50, £25, 2 x £15 and a £10. Not too late to buy a number, there are 10 months still to go!! Contact Jayne and Dave Allchurch on 01386 881282 or see Geoff in the Beckford Stores for your entry forms. Alternatively, just order from the on-line shop on this website.


6 November 2014, 6:46pm

A working party has been arranged for Saturday October 18th at 9: 00am. Click on the link above for more details.


1 October 2014, 5:58pm

A few tickets are still available for the Village Supper, but I do need to have final numbers by Tuesday 30th September. Tickets from Beckford Stores or email via website.


28 September 2014, 7:48am

The new calendar for 2015 is now available. You can order the calendar either by contacting Tina - see contact us, calling in at the Village Shop, or ordering directly from the on-line shop (just click on the title above).


14 September 2014, 10:22pm

This years Village Supper will be a Curry Buffet on Friday 3rd October at Beckford Village Hall. The catering will be provided by Rogan Josh Indian Takeaway. Josh Krori is the son of Sam Krori of Curry Corner in Cheltenham. There will be a two Starters with Poppadoms & Chutneys, Three Main Curries, Two Vegetable Curries and Rice. Tickets re £15 each and are available from Beckford Stores or book through the contact page on this website. Please bring your own liquid refreshments and glasses. There will be a Raffle and Cards & Calendars will be on sale.


27 August 2014, 1:44pm

The 7th Annual General Meeting will be at 7. 30 pm on Friday October 17th 2014 at Beckford Village Hall. All are welcome.


27 August 2014, 1:14pm

The new calendar for 2015 has been compiled and will shortly be going to print - keep an eye on this website for details on where and how to get your copy. It will be available in a number of local outlets and also on this website for delivery.


2 August 2014, 11:25am

Saturday 15th march, a working will be held at Beckford nature reserve, we hope to plant 420 saplings kindly sourced by the Beckford WI, from the woodland trust, please bring a spade if possible, strong gloves and shoes are a must.


6 March 2014, 7:58pm

Due to very bad weather, the working party has been cancelled for tomorrow ref Health and safety reasons.


14 February 2014, 4:33pm

There will be a working party on the 15th feb, weather conditions permitting of course, this is to lay the chippings we had delivered and hopefully tidy up the quarry face if we have time. As normal strong shoes and gloves needed.


8 February 2014, 4:31pm

A new notice board has been mounted in the Rupert Ellis hide on the north side of the reserve. The notice board was donated by the family of John and Margaret Lodge in celebration of their diamond wedding anniversary in 2013. It was made from local oak by Nick Hopkins and will be used to keep visitors up-to-date with the latest news about the reserve.


22 December 2013, 11:25am

A Working Party has been arranged on Saturday 7th December. Please click on heading above for more information.


27 November 2013, 1:07pm

Last Friday's supper was a well-supported and enjoyable evening. Thanks to Sue and her team for the excellent catering, all those who helped and donated raffle prizes and everybody who supported the event, we raised over £300 for BNR funds. We are also grateful to Alistair Humphries and all those who joined in the recent Parish Walks for raising £33


21 October 2013, 4:59pm

Just a reminder that the deadline for ordering is 10th October. Tickets are limited so book now! For menu choices click the link above.


7 October 2013, 11:30am

The New 2014 Calendar is now available to purchase in the on-line shop - just click on the link above, or select 'shop' from the menus above.


5 October 2013, 10:05pm

The new 2014 calendars are now on sale. Some have already been sold at the AGM, which was held on Friday 4th October. They will also shortly be available to buy via the on-line shop on this website, at the village shop or any trustee. There is however a slight error on one of the picture captions - see if you can spot the error!


5 October 2013, 7:28pm

This year's AGM will be held on Friday 4th October at 7. 30 in the Village Hall. Following the AGM and a short break for refreshments, Roger Umpleby will give a presentation on the local entomology.


1 October 2013, 1:48pm

Last Saturday we finally managed to lay the chippings down for the disabled path, with the help of all the usual volunteer's and Simon Rose from Place Maintenance, who kindly gave us a hand, and with the use of his wacker plate compacted the chippings down to a hard surface for wheel chair access. another two bags will be needed to complete this task at a later date, again many thanks to all who helped on the day.


30 September 2013, 6:30pm

About four weeks ago myself and one of the other wardens took a walk around the reserve, we caught sight of two king fishers, one flew along the north edge of the lake and the other flew diagonally to the south east corner. this was a fantastic sight too see and lets hope we see a return visit.


13 September 2013, 4:24pm

We have decided to organise another working party ref the spreading of the chippings, the last attempt was halted by weeds growing through the path, some of the weeds have now been cleared ready for the laying of the new chippings. and thank you to those who came last Saturday.


13 September 2013, 4:13pm

A working party will be held on Saturday 7th of September,this will for spreading the chippings on the existing path that leads up to the disabled hide. please wear strong shoes and gloves,and bring a wheel barrow if possible,many thanks,TM.


29 August 2013, 5:47pm

Our thanks to David Glenn of Huntsmans Quarries for generously supplying us with three bags of gravel to top up the footpath from the gate to the new hide. If there is enough left over we will try and alleviate the muddy nature of the footpath to the west of the lake. We are very grateful to David for his continuing interest and support for Beckford Nature Reserve. GS


29 August 2013, 11:56am

Following last years enjoyable evening, the trustees decided to hold another Village Supper. Last year was a sell-out, so book early! For further information and menu choices see poster under "Reports > Miscellaneous > Village Supper" or click the link above.


28 August 2013, 11:42am

Friends of the Nature Reserve should receive an automated email as a result of this entry on the News Page. If you have received the email and you have any questions, please reply to the email and I will try to answer them. Your login to the website (details included in the email) will allow you to add news items and sightings to the website.

Regards,
Andy


19 August 2013, 8:02pm

The way this website manages the 'friends of Beckford Nature Reserve' has changed....
As a Friend of the Reserve you will have a login to this website, which will entitle you to add sightings to the sightings database; and also receive an automatic email notification whenever a news item is added to the site. You may opt out of this facility if you wish (the default for new friends is opted IN). Once you have logged in the website there will be an extra menu item under 'friends' called Account Update, where you can change your email address and whether you would like notifications by email.
As this is new functionality, which I have tested, there may still be some errors in the code - please let me know using the 'Contact Us' page.
Regards Andy


18 August 2013, 6:33pm

Two 125W Mercury Vapour bulbs were operated 100m apart in transparent acrylic Skinner Traps from 9pm to midnight. Total number of species recorded 42, of which micro species 10, and macro species 32 Highlights:
Favourite moth: Mother of Pearl. As its name says, this (micro) moth has the colour of "mother of pearl". It also shows how misleading the label "micro" is - the moth can measure 40mm wing span
Best named moth: Dark-barred Twin-spot Carpet which has a dark b......(you've guessed!). Closely followed by Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing.
Most challenging identification: Common Footman / Scarce Footman / Dingy Footman.
Most striking moth: Scorched Carpet - cream wings, edged with black lace
Fluffiest moth: Dusky Thorn - biege with pink shading, with a densely scaled body and shoulders
Thanks to all (18) who attended, making this a successful NMN evening in introducing the fascinations and challenges of MOTHING! And a big thankyou to those who helped set up and put away the equipment.
Regards
Jon Brock


16 August 2013, 3:19pm

As part of this event, Jonathan Brock will set up moth traps at Beckford Nature Reserve from 8.00 pm to 12.00 pm on Friday 9th August. Anyone interested is welcome to come along and see the variety of moths caught. They will be unharmed and will be released after identification. For further information nationally see www.mothnight.info/www/
Locally contact us through website or pop into Beckford Stores.
Please note this event is entirely dependent on a dry evening.


21 July 2013, 3:07pm

As we all know it was a worrying time for the swans, with one of them injuring its leg, not knowing what effect this would have on the breeding pair all looks to be good, now they have hatched one signet and this appears to be doing well, they have been seen on the lake and grows bigger and stronger by the day.


10 June 2013, 7:51am

We now have a pair of Little Grebes nesting in the reserve, these can be seen from the new hide and are currently sitting on five eggs, which is good news.there are another pair that have also nested in the reserve, and they have two chicks,so fingers crossed they all survive.


10 June 2013, 7:42am

Having visited the Beckford Nature Reserve today for the first time, I wanted to thank you for the oasis of peace and beauty that you have created and manage so well as a local community. It was a delight to see the nesting Little Grebes, the Canada Geese, Moorhens and Coot with their young, the Sand Martins, the Orange Tip butterflies and the damselflies amongst the rich vegetation. The Nature Reserve and the creatures living there looked beautiful in the early June sunshine. I was really impressed that such great things have been achieved by the local community, and the high level of care and attention that is being paid to the reserve was clearly evident. I hope that you are delighted with the results of what must have been hours and hours of hard work, both to create and to maintain the reserve and it's fine web site!! I wish you every success in your future work, and look forward very much to visiting another time.


3 June 2013, 4:37pm

Our Nature Reserve needs regular care to ensure the wildlife flourishes. This costs money - so please support our Reserve by buying Cards and Notepads, making a donation or joining the 200 Club for a monthly cash prize. You have a number of ways you can do this ...

  • Call in at the Village Shop to buy cards/notepads or make a donation

  • Drop a donation in the box attached to the southern hide

  • The simplest way - go to our on-line shop where you can choose how you help

  • For donations, the simplest way is to use the 'Donate' button above and pay either by PayPal or your credit card.

200 Club

Join the club by buying one of more tickets to enter the monthly draw - your chances will be much higher than the National Lottery or the Premium Bonds.

The winning tickets numbers are drawn each month by a member of the public in The Beckford, and winners will receive their prize within the week. Every member of the club (i.e. those who buy at least one ticket) will receive a list of the winners just before the 'renewal date' for membership. The monthly winners will be posted on this website and on a notice in Beckford Stores.

Please contact Jayne or Dave Allchurch on 01386 881282 for more information about joining the club or go to our on-line shop to buy your tickets.

Current and past winners can be seen to the right...

The winning numbers drawn on July 6th 2016 were:

Prize Value Ticket Number Winner
1st £50 85 Pam Neville
2nd £25 7 John Serenyi
3rd £15 19 Lawrence Alexander
4th £15 29 Mrs Charrington
5th £10 65 John and Angie Davies

The winning numbers drawn on June 1st 2016 were:

Prize Value Ticket Number Winner
1st £50 50 Hannah Fritchie
2nd £25 101 Liz Johnson
3rd £15 100 Graham Huxley
4th £15 80 Sandra Hall
5th £10 11 Hannah Fritchie

The winning numbers drawn on May 5th 2016 were:

Prize Value Ticket Number Winner
1st £50 59 Michael Yates
2nd £25 88 Hilary Galer
3rd £15 28 Andy Slade
4th £15 91 Steve Finch
5th £10 55 Di Smith

The winning numbers drawn on April 6th 2016 were:

Prize Value Ticket Number Winner
1st £50 75 Arthur Brown
2nd £25 98 Hannah Fritchie
3rd £15 2 Sarah and David Woodward
4th £15 47 Marian Slade
5th £10 97 Victoria Griffin

The winning numbers drawn on March 2nd 2016 were:

Prize Value Ticket Number Winner
1st £50 61 John and Angie Davies
2nd £25 2 David and Sarah Woodward
3rd £15 21 Graham Galer
4th £15 24 Oscar Brown
5th £10 34 Paul and Christine Jay

The winning numbers drawn on February 3rd 2016 were:

Prize Value Ticket Number Winner
1st £50 46 Mark Finch
2nd £25 97 Victoria Griffin
3rd £15 115 Helen Hodges
4th £15 15 Denvor and Therese Richards
5th £10 28 Andy Slade

The winning numbers drawn on January 6th 2016 were:

Prize Value Ticket Number Winner
1st £50 32 Janna Gowthorpe
2nd £25 86 Hannah Fritchie
3rd £15 19 Laurence Alexander
4th £15 92 Joan Finch
5th £10 87 Hannah Fritchie

The winning numbers drawn on December 2nd 2015 were:

Prize Value Ticket Number Winner
1st £50 88 Hilary Galer
2nd £50 70 J & D Allchurch
3rd £25 27 Marian Slade
4th £15 72 Jean Croft
5th £10 1 Rebecca Yates

The winning numbers drawn on November 4th 2015 were:

Prize Value Ticket Number Winner
1st £50 82 Pam Neville
2nd £25 20 Graham Galer
3rd £15 51 Vera Stringer
4th £10 15 Denver and Therese Richards

The winning numbers drawn on October 7th 2015 were:

Prize Value Ticket Number Winner
1st £50 2 David and Sarah Woodward
2nd £25 105 Alf Francis
3rd £15 46 Mark Finch
4th £10 97 Victoria Griffin

The winning numbers drawn on September 1st 2015 were:

Prize Value Ticket Number Winner
1st £50 11 Jennifer Berriman
2nd £25 7 John Serenyi
3rd £15 101 Liz Johnson
4th £15 4 Geoff Stringer
5th £10 110 Sally Stringer

The winning numbers drawn on August 4th 2015 were:

Prize Value Ticket Number Winner
1st £50 61 John and Angie Davies
2nd £25 40 Mrs A Wilson
3rd £15 96 Jack Allchurch
4th £15 77 J and E Allchurch
5th £10 83 Jane Kent

The winning numbers drawn on July 7th 2015 were:

Prize Value Ticket Number Winner
1st £50 94 Lorna Curtis
2nd £25 2 David & Sarah Woodward
3rd £15 75 Michael Yates
4th £15 106 Alison Close
5th £10 115 Helen Hodges

The winning numbers drawn on June 2nd 2015 were:

Prize Value Ticket Number Winner
1st £50 46 Mark Finch
2nd £25 102 Madeline Clifford
3rd £15 94 Lorna Curtis
4th £15 29 Mrs Charrington
5th £10 82 Pam Neville

The winning numbers drawn on May 5th 2015 were:

Prize Value Ticket Number Winner
1st £50 11 Jennifer Berriman
2nd £25 19 Lawrence Alexander
3rd £15 77 James & Emma Allchurch
4th £15 102 Madeline Clifford
5th £10 94 Lorna Curtis

The winning numbers drawn on April 7th 2015 were:

Prize Value Ticket Number Winner
1st £50 47 Marian Slade
2nd £25 2 David/Sarah Woodward
3rd £15 88 Hilary Galer
4th £15 55 Philip Smith
5th £10 60 John/Angie Davies

The winning numbers drawn on March 3rd 2015 were:

Prize Value Ticket Number Winner
1st £50 77 James and Emma Allchurch
2nd £25 104 Jonathan Grice
3rd £15 58 Jayne Allchurch
4th £15 53 Jane McCauley
5th £10 67 John & Angie Davies

The winning numbers drawn on February 4th 2015 were:

Prize Value Ticket Number Winner
1st £50 96 Jack Allchurch
2nd £25 70 David Allchurch
3rd £15 51 Vera Stringer
4th £15 24 Oscar Brown
5th £10 71 Jane McCauley

The winning numbers drawn on January 6th 2015 were:

Prize Value Ticket Number Winner
1st £50 38 Jessie Alexander
2nd £25 65 John &Angie Davies
3rd £15 90 Julie Bridcutt
4th £15 47 Marian Slade
5th £10 66 John & Angie Davies

The winning numbers drawn on December 2nd 2014 were:

Prize Value Ticket Number Winner
1st £100 91 Steve Finch
2nd £50 18 Janna Gowthorpe
3rd £25 2 Sarah Woodward
4th £15 12 Richard Smith
5th £15 26 David Woodward
6th £10 74 Clare & Ian Dickson

The winning numbers drawn on November 4th 2014 were:

Prize Value Ticket Number Winner
1st £50 80 Sandra Hall
2nd £25 72 Jean Croft
3rd £15 49 Ann & Barry Wood
4th £15 93 Mr & Mrs Hill-Tout
5th £10 34 Paul & Christine Jay

The winning numbers drawn on October 12th 2014 were:

Prize Value Ticket Number Winner
1st £50 43 Clare Serenyi
2nd £25 55 Phil Smith
3rd £15 54 Millie Smith
4th £15 21 Graham Galer
5th £10 110 Sally Stringer

The winning numbers drawn on September 2nd 2014 were:

Prize Value Ticket Number Winner
1st £50 10 Yo Yates
2nd £25 83 Jane Kent
3rd £15 21 Graham Galer
4th £15 90 Julie Bridcutt
5th £10 69 John & Angie Davies

The winning numbers drawn on August 5th 2014 were:

Prize Value Ticket Number Winner
1st £50 80 Sandra Hall
2nd £25 109 Sally Stringer
3rd £15 48 Ann & Barry Wood
4th £15 99 Diane Colvin
5th £10 83 Jane Kent

The winning numbers drawn on July 1st 2014 were:

Prize Value Ticket Number Winner
1st £50 40 Mrs Wilson
2nd £25 74 Shone Edmondson
3rd £15 29 Mrs Charrington
4th £15 50 Libby & Ellie Berriman
5th £10 57 John Hall

The winning numbers drawn on June 3rd 2014 were:

Prize Value Ticket Number Winner
1st £50 71 Jane McCauley
2nd £25 25 Clare Henderson
3rd £15 88 Hilary Galer
4th £15 51 Vera Stringer
5th £10 101 Liz Johnson

The winning numbers drawn on May 6th 2014 were:

Prize Value Ticket Number Winner
1st £50 80 Sandra Hall
2nd £25 40 Mrs Wilson
3rd £15 111 Sally Stringer
4th £15 48 Ann & Barry Wood
5th £10 23 John Clifford

The winning numbers drawn on April 1st 2014 were:

Prize Value Ticket Number Winner
1st £50 40 Mrs A Wilson
2nd £25 80 Sandra Hall
3rd £15 111 Sally Stringer
4th £15 92 Joan Finch
5th £10 67 John & Angie Davies

The winning numbers drawn on March 4th 2014 were:

Prize Value Ticket Number Winner
1st £50 30 Paul & Christine Jay
2nd £25 40 Mark Finch
3rd £15 42 Mark McCauley
4th £15 47 Marion Slade
5th £10 3 Tony Berriman

The winning numbers drawn on February 4th 2014 were:

Prize Value Ticket Number Winner
1st £50 5 Andy Slade
2nd £25 25 Clare Henderson
3rd £15 11 Jennifer Berriman
4th £15 42 Mark McCauley
5th £10 1 Rebecca Yates

The winning numbers drawn on January 7th 2014 were:

Prize Value Ticket Number Winner
1st £50 4 Geoff Stringer
2nd £25 30 Paul & Christine Jay
3rd £15 35 Brian & Jan Dronsfield
4th £15 16 John & Margaret Lodge
5th £10 67 John & Angie Davies

The winning numbers drawn on December 3rd 2013 were:

Prize Value Ticket Number Winner
1st £50 52 Mark McCauley
2nd £25 25 Clare Henderson
3rd £15 68 John & Angie Davies
4th £15 86 Diane Colvin

The winning numbers drawn on November 5th 2013 were:

Prize Value Ticket Number Winner
1st £50 49 Barry & Ann Wood
2nd £25 85 Pam Neville
3rd £15 110 Sally Stringer
4th £15 72 Jean Croft

The winning numbers drawn on October 1st 2013 were:

Prize Value Ticket Number Winner
1st £50 57 John Hall
2nd £25 98 John Colvin
3rd £15 109 Sally Stringer
4th £15 56 Mr & Mrs Harrington

The winning numbers drawn on September 3rd 2013 were:

Prize Value Ticket Number Winner
1st £50 76 John Bridcutt
2nd £25 29 Mrs Charrington
3rd £15 105 Alf Francis
4th £15 35 Brian & Jan Dronsfield
5th £10 45 Ross Finch

The winning numbers drawn on August 6th 2013 were:

Prize Value Ticket Number Winner
1st £50 7 Penelope Bossom
2nd £25 5 Andy Slade
3rd £15 30 Paul & Christine Jay
4th £15 8 Jane Hopkins
5th £10 21 Graham Galer

The winning numbers drawn on July 2nd 2013 were:

Prize Value Ticket Number Winner
1st £50 66 John & Angie Davies
2nd £25 74 Shona Edmondson
3rd £15 40 Mrs S Wilson
4th £15 48 Mr & Mrs Wood
5th £10 50 Libby & Ellie Berriman

The winning numbers drawn on June 4th 2013 were:

Prize Value Ticket Number Winner
1st £50 15 Jane Whiting
2nd £25 102 Madeline Clifford
3rd £15 22 Margaret Thompson
4th £15 47 Marion Slade
5th £10 85 Pam Neville

The winning numbers drawn on May 7th 2013 were:

Prize Value Ticket Number Winner
1st £50 109 Sally Stringer
2nd £25 82 Pam Neville
3rd £15 50 Libby & Ellie Berriman
4th £15 24 Penelope Bossom
5th £10 73 Shona Edmondson

The winning numbers drawn on April 2nd 2013 were:

Prize Value Ticket Number Winner
1st £50 46 Mark Finch
2nd £25 62 John & Angie Davies
3rd £15 40 Mrs A Wilson
4th £15 15 Jane Whiting
5th £10 101 Liz Johnson

The winning numbers drawn on March 5th 2013 were:

Prize Value Ticket Number Winner
1st £50 51 Vera Stringer
2nd £25 21 Graham Galer
3rd £15 34 Paul & Christine Jay
4th £15 70 Jayne & David Allchurch
5th £10 91 Steve Finch

The winning numbers drawn on February 5th 2013 were:

Prize Value Ticket Number Winner
1st £50 44 Peter & Josie Wilkinson
2nd £25 62 John & Angie Davies
3rd £15 87 Diane Colvin
4th £15 6 Sandra Hall
5th £10 94 Lorna Curtis

The winning numbers drawn on January 1st 2013 were:

Prize Value Ticket Number Winner
1st £50 35 Brian & Jan Dronsfield
2nd £25 91 Steve Finch
3rd £15 18 Janna Gowthorpe
4th £15 74 Shona Edmondson
5th £10 30 Paul & Christine Jay

The winning numbers drawn on December 4th 2012 were:

Prize Value Ticket Number Winner
1st £50 82 Pam Neville
2nd £25 96 Henry Crump
3rd £15 30 Paul & Christine Jay
4th £15 102 Madeline Clifford
5th £10 4 Geoff Stringer

The winning numbers drawn on November 7th 2012 were:

Prize Value Ticket Number Winner
1st £50 7 Penelope Bossom
2nd £25 52 Jane Church
3rd £15 51 Vera Stringer
4th £15 30 Paul & Christine Jay
5th £10 89 Hilary Galer

The winning numbers drawn on October 3rd 2012 were:

Prize Value Ticket Number Winner
1st £50 69 John & Angie Davies
2nd £25 84 Pam Neville
3rd £15 94 Lorna Curtis
4th £15 110 Sally Stringer

The winning numbers drawn on September 4th 2012 were:

Prize Value Ticket Number Winner
1st £50 54 Millie Smith
2nd £25 84 Pam Neville
3rd £15 25 Mike Williams
4th £15 65 Angie Davies
5th £10 89 Hilary Galer

The winning numbers drawn on August 7th 2012 were:

Prize Value Ticket Number Winner
1st £50 13 Jane Hopkins
2nd £25 69 John and Angie Davies
3rd £15 2 Henry Crump
4th £15 34 Paul and Christine Jay
5th £10 49 Mr and Mrs Wood

The winning numbers drawn on July 3rd 2012 were:

Prize Value Ticket Number Winner
1st £50 99 Diane Colvin
2nd £25 17 Tina Brown
3rd £15 56 Mr & Mr Harrington
4th £15 92 Joan Finch
5th £10 53 Mark McCauley

The winning numbers drawn on June 5th 2012 were:

Prize Value Ticket Number Winner
1st £50 97 Henry Crump
2nd £25 11 Jennifer Berriman
3rd £15 69 John & Angie Davies
4th £15 16 John Lodge
5th £10 15 Jane Whiting

The winning numbers drawn on May 1st 2012 were:

Prize Value Ticket Number Winner
1st £50 68 John & Angie Davies
2nd £25 99 Diane Colvin
3rd £15 16 John Lodge
4th £15 38 Jessie Alexander
5th £10 26 Miriam Theyer

The winning numbers drawn on April 3rd 2012 were:

Prize Value Ticket Number Winner
1st £50 13 Jane Hopkins
2nd £25 80 Sandra Hall
3rd £15 11 Jennifer Berriman
4th £15 10 Yolande Yates
5th £10 30 Paul and Christine Jay

The winning numbers drawn on March 6th 2012 were:

Prize Value Ticket Number Winner
1st £50 62 John and Angie Davies
2nd £25 107 Michael and Margaret Gillman
3rd £15 30 Paul and Christine Jay
4th £15 82 John andPam Neville
5th £10 41 Bob Haines

The winning numbers drawn on February 7th 2012 were:

Prize Value Ticket Number Winner
1st £50 63 John and Angie Davies
2nd £25 35 Brian and Jan Dronsfield
3rd £15 29 Mrs Charrington
4th £15 61 John and Angie Davies
5th £10 52 Jane Church

The winning numbers drawn on January 3rd 2012 were:

Prize Value Ticket Number Winner
1st £50 85 Pam Neville
2nd £25 44 Peter and Josie Wilkinson
3rd £15 16 John Lodge
4th £15 62 John and Angie Davies
5th £10 12 Richard Smith

The winning numbers drawn on December 6th 2011 were:

Prize Value Ticket Number Winner
1st £50 74 Shona Edmondson
2nd £25 17 Tina Brown
3rd £15 84 Pam Neville
4th £15 68 John and Angie Davies
5th £10 83 Jane Kent

The winning numbers drawn on November 1st 2011 were:

Prize Value Ticket Number Winner
1st £50 54 Millie Smith
2nd £25 6 Sandra Hall
3rd £15 90 Julie Bridcutt
4th £15 37 Jean Brennan
5th £10 14 Pingu c/o Tom Woollard

The winning numbers drawn on October 4th 2011 were:

Prize Value Ticket Number Winner
1st £50 18 Janna Gowthorpe
2nd £25 38 Jessie Alexander
3rd £15 49 Mr and Mrs Wood
4th £10 31 Shirley Ellis

The winning numbers drawn on September 6th 2011 were:

Prize Value Ticket Number Winner
1st £50 82 Pam Neville
2nd £25 36 Tom Woolard
3rd £15 2 Henry Crump
4th £15 44 Peter and Josie Wilkinson
5th £10 69 John and Angie Davies

The winning numbers drawn on August 2nd 2011 were:

Prize Value Ticket Number Winner
1st £50 105 Alf Francis
2nd £25 45 Ross Finch
3rd £15 13 Jane Hopkins
4th £15 82 Pam Neville
5th £10 44 Peter and Josie Wilkinson

The winning numbers drawn on July 12th 2011 were:

Prize Value Ticket Number Winner
1st £50 37 Jean Brennan
2nd £25 61 John and Angie Davies
3rd £15 76 John Bridcutt
4th £15 83 Jane Kent
5th £10 92 Joan Finch

The winning numbers drawn on June 7th 2011 were:

Prize Value Ticket Number Winner
1st £50 45 Ross Finch
2nd £25 81 Pam Neville
3rd £15 67 John and Angie Davies
4th £15 13 Jane Hopkins
5th £10 58 John and Angie Davies

The winning numbers drawn on May 3rd 2011 were:

Prize Value Ticket Number Winner
1st £50 72 Jean Croft
2nd £25 84 Pam Neville
3rd £15 74 Shona Edmondson
4th £15 27 Marion Slade
5th £10 97 Henry Crump

The winning numbers drawn on April 5th 2011 were:

Prize Value Ticket Number Winner
1st £50 93 Mr and Mrs Hill-Tout
2nd £25 42 Jane Church
3rd £15 50 Libby and Ellie Berriman
4th £15 95 Michael Yates
5th £10 56 Mr and Mrs Harrington

The winning numbers drawn on March 1st 2011 were:

Prize Value Ticket Number Winner
1st £50 44 Peter and Josie Wilkinson
2nd £25 64 John and Angie Davies
3rd £15 35 Brian and Jan Dronsfield
4th £15 102 Madeline Clifford
5th £10 27 Marion Slade

The winning numbers drawn on February 1st 2011 were:

Prize Value Ticket Number Winner
1st £50 39 Bob Haines
2nd £25 71 Mark McCauley
3rd £15 82 Pam Neville
4th £15 93 Mr and Mrs Hill-Tout
5th £10 28 Eileen Rowley

The winning numbers drawn on January 4th 2011 were:

Prize Value Ticket Number Winner
1st £50 75 Keith and Teresa White
2nd £25 27 Marion Slade
3rd £15 87 Diane Colvin
4th £10 60 John and Angie Davies

The winning numbers drawn on December 7th 2010 were:

Prize Value Ticket Number Winner
1st £50 66 John and Angie Davies
2nd £25 20 Jan Morrow
3rd £15 12 Carol Kennedy
4th £10 46 Mark Finch

The winning numbers drawn on November 2nd 2010 were:

Prize Value Ticket Number Winner
1st £50 69 John and Angie Davies
2nd £25 98 John Colvin
3rd £15 6 Sandra Hall
4th £10 39 Bob Haines

The winning numbers drawn on October 5th 2010 were:

Prize Value Ticket Number Winner
1st £50 80 Sandra Hall
2nd £25 16 John Lodge
3rd £15 60 John and Angie Davies
4th £10 41 Bob Haines

The winning numbers drawn on September 7th 2010 were:

Prize Value Ticket Number Winner
1st £50 87 Diane Colvin
2nd £25 19 Laurence Alexander
3rd £15 20 Jan Morrow
4th £15 71 Mark McCauley
5th £10 67 John and Angie Davies

The winning numbers drawn on August 3rd 2010 were:

Prize Value Ticket Number Winner
1st £50 51 Vera Stringer
2nd £25 91 Steve Finch
3rd £15 27 Maron Slade
4th £15 47 G. Scales
5th £10 69 John and Angie Davies

The winning numbers drawn on July 6th 2010 were:

Prize Value Ticket Number Winner
1st £50 21 Julia Thomson
2nd £25 89 Nick Thomas
3rd £15 102 Madeline Clifford
4th £15 22 Liz Johnson
5th £10 63 John and Angie Davies

The winning numbers drawn on June 1st 2010 were:

Prize Value Ticket Number Winner
1st £50 95 Michael Yates
2nd £25 68 John and Angie Davies
3rd £15 93 Martyn and Glen Hill-Tout
4th £15 44 Peter and Josie Wilkinson
5th £10 107 Michael Gillman

The winning numbers drawn on May 4th 2010 were:

Prize Value Ticket Number Winner
1st £50 73 Jean Croft
2nd £25 3 Tony Berriman
3rd £15 71 Mark McCauley
4th £15 22 Jane Grindey
5th £10 84 Pam Neville

The winning numbers drawn on April 6th 2010 were:

Prize Value Ticket Number Winner
1st £50 53 Mark McCauley
2nd £25 86 Diane Colvin
3rd £15 55 Philip Smith
4th £15 105 Alf Francis
5th £10 21 Julie Thomas

The winning numbers drawn on March 2nd 2010 were:

Prize Value Ticket Number Winner
1st £50 99 Dianne Colvin
2nd £25 84 Pam Neville
3rd £15 5 Andy Slade
4th £15 52 Jane Church
5th £10 93 Mr and Mrs Hill-Tout

The winning numbers drawn on February 2nd 2010 were:

Prize Value Ticket Number Winner
1st £50 60 John and Angie Davies
2nd £25 79 Sue Cosh
3rd £15 5 Andy Slade
4th £15 59 David Carvill
5th £10 14 Ann Woollard

The winning numbers drawn on January 5th 2010 were:

Prize Value Ticket Number Winner
1st £50 42 Jane Church
2nd £25 97 Henry Crump
3rd £15 47 Mr G Scales
4th £15 6 Sandra Hall
5th £10 9 James Ellis

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North Hide

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There are two hides around the lake to observe the population of the lake. One hide on the south side of the lake is totally enclosed. This hide is secured by a combination lock - if you wish to use the hide, please contact one of the Nature Reserve trustees for the latest combination number. The hide contains a log book to log any sightings you may have while visiting the Nature Reserve (although a better and faster way to register sightings is via the sightings page on this website.

The second hide on the north side of the lake is specially designed to accommodate wheel chair access and is open at the rear. This hide was sponsored by the Evesham Round Table in memory of Rupert Ellis who was a prominent member of the Round Table and one of the dedicated group of volunteers who arranged for the purchase of the Reserve from Huntsman's Quarries. A plaque has been erected on the hide in his memory.

The logs contained in the South Hide are regularly taken down and made available on this website - just use the menus above to access the various reports.