Find out more about the Pals, or Friends of Keley Paddock Mound here.
OUTDOOR FRST AID COURSE
The Telford Green Spaces Network – TGSP have contacted us, as there is a the online enrolment is first-come-first-served and currently TGSP only has budget for this single Outdoor First Aid 2-day course. If you are interested, you need to be committed to doing both days, and to attending Pals sessions fairly often. Also, let our secretary, Mary, know if you do get a place. Thanks for reading this far – all interest, even if this is too much of a committment, is really appreciated!
Course dates: 22nd and 23rd February 2022
Times: 9 am to 6 pm (please note: delegates must attend both days/all day to fulfil the certification criteria)
Location: Hollinswood and Randlay Valley Parish Council Rooms
Address: Hollinswood Neighbourhood Centre, 7 Downemead, Hollinswood, Telford, TF3 2EW
Please bring: Lunch, drinks and required medications, insect repellent if weather is mild, water-proofs and clothes suitable that you don’t mind getting dirty as there will be role-play, lying on the floor both inside and outside.
Booking is online: https://shropshire.wildlifetrustsevents.org/tgsp-outdoor-first-aid-2-day-training#.YY4nJY6gJPY
Many people who love visiting Paddock Mound, post their photographs and comments on our facebook page. This is a brilliant way to keep up to date with what is happening – whether our stone snake, Kevin, in the glade has grown longer; who has done some extra litter picking, or mention of Alfie, the horse who lives in the paddock. The stones include some with fantastic artwork – other stones have been hidden around the area, awaiting new owners, and to be hidden again elsewhere. There are some fantastic photographs, taken by contributors to facebook, especially during the snow.
We would also love more people to join us when we have working parties – also good chances to chat and get to know more people, while enjoying getting to understand more about the trees, flowers and creatures on the mound. See some photos of working parties here.
If you would like to come along, just check for notices in the wooden noticeboard at the top Shepherds Lane entrance or on our facebook page – During Covid restrictions, friends are arranging to carry out some small tasks individually, but hopefully this will soon revert to our usual programme. We normally meet at the tool shed near the entrance to the garden of rest, the top of the Red Lees path at ten, on the first Sunday or third Thursday every month. Or wander around on either of these days to find where we’re working.
We use mostly light tools, no power tools, to do tasks such as clear bramble and branches from the paths; collect seed from the yellow rattle flowers; clear around the heather banks to encourage its spread etc. etc. We provide gloves, hi-vis vests and any tools needed – or if you prefer you could bring along your own gloves and hand tools.
If you’d like to join in our planning meetings – currently on Zoom – or help in any other way, message one of the Friends committee – listed here, on facebook, or leave a message for us with the Parish Clerk at the community centre or email firstname.lastname@example.org