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Noakes Grove Community Nature Reserve and Smallholding

Waitrose is helping Noakes Grove this month

The Saffron Walden branch of Waitrose has chosen Noakes Grove (Organic Countryside CIC) as one of the three local good causes to support in April. We will receive a share of the £1000 they award each month but how big a share will depend on you.

If you shop at Waitrose, please pick up your charity tokens when at the check-out and put them in the Organic Countryside collecting box on your way out. And please tell your friends!

Join our OPEN DAY on Saturday May 5th. Full details on our Newsletter page

Lambs arriving soon: our first pair of twins were borne on April 3rd. The rest will arrive during the next week. They should be back at Noakes Grove with their Mums by April 25th at the latest. Come and say hello.

Want to be a shepherd(ess)? Live near Steeple Bumpsted? You and your kids will love it. Email: "I might want to be a shepherd!"

What we desperately need are some volunteers to take care of snme of our sheep that will be going to live in a beautiful five acre field near Steeple Bumpstead. The field has been very generously loaned to us without charge by the owners and will solve our problem of inadequate amounts of grass at Noakes Grove at certain times of year.

Tell your friends: our website address is not the easiest to rememeber, if you wish your friends to know all about us tell them to Google "Friend Noakes Grove" It works with other search engines too.

You can visit Noakes Grove for free whenever you like.

Right now you are guaranteed to get stuck if yiou use the car park. There is safe side of road parking near the turnig to New House farm lane (back towards Sewards End) or at teh Saffron House turning (towards Ashdon) Pleasee don't use are car park until teh waning signs come down

There are map & guide leaflets in a dispenser on the gate post. Please return them when you leave.

Noakes Grove Entrance

Noakes Grove, in Redgates Lane, Sewards End, Saffron Walden is almost nine acres of flower-rich meadows, ancient woodland and scrub with rides that attract butterflies.

ORGANIC COUNTRYSIDE CIC [Community Interest Company] owns and manages the land on behalf of its members.

Download a printer friendly visitor guide leaflet with map

Noakes Grove, in Redgates Lane, Sewards End, Saffron Walden is almost nine acres of flower-rich meadows, ancient woodland and scrub with rides that attract butterflies. ORGANIC COUNTRYSIDE CIC [Community Interest Company] owns and manages the land on behalf of is members. What's a CIC? - find out more about us

How can I join?

The land at Noakes Grove is owned by us (we are a not for profit company and our money to buy Noakes Grove came from people who bought our shares. We need lots more shareholders because we still have an outstanding loan to repay before the land is properly ours for ever. You can become a shareholder for a minimum shareholding od £100. This protects 25 sq metres of Noakes grove for ever. That's a real bargain.

Or become a Friend: Friends of noakes Grove get our monthly email newsletter, early news of all our events and the wonderful, but not compulsory, chance to be one of our volunteers. This can be physical work at the reserve, office work, finding grants, whatever you are good at and want to do.

You can become a Friend for a donation of £5+ a year or signing up as one of our volunteers. Enquire about being a volunteer.

 

How can I become a friend or shareholder of Noakes Grove?