GRESHAM VILLAGE HALL - Note change from usual venue

We hope to see you at the NENBC Spring Social & Wildlife Evening. This year’s event is organised by dynamic duo Moss Taylor and Robina Churchyard. The hall activities will run from 7:00pm - 10:00pm but there is a pre-event walk led by Janice Darch for the energetic amongst you, starting from Gresham Village Hall at 5:30pm - details at the bottom of the page.

Full buffet plus liquid refreshments available all evening (hot food served at 7:30pm). We will also have a static display and quiz entitled "Birds' Bits", and the auction items will be numbered and on show to make it easier for you to bid. There will also be a couple of stands from other organisations, details to follow nearer the time.

7:00pm Doors open /
7:30pm Hot food served /
8:00pm to 9:00pm 3 short presentations: Garden Butterflies with Francis Farrow, Gardening for Butterflies with Cherry Farrow, Wines to Enjoy in a Summer Garden with Mark Lynton /

9:15pm Auction with Alan Stevens /

9:45pm Quiz answers and prizes /

10:00pm Close

PARKING is available at the hall, also along the road beside the church, in the small car park at the end of the row of houses to the left of the school opposite and also in the playing field (we hope!) adjacent to the hall but it would be appreciated if you could car share where possible.

AUCTION GOODS: If anyone has any bird / wildlife related goods they would like to donate for our auction, please do get in touch with any of the Committee Members or via Moss and Robina.

PRE EVENT WALK: We will meet booted and ready to go at 5.30pm. This will be a short walk to explore the lanes and footpaths near to the Village Hall. Where we go will depend on what birds as and other wildlife I find when I recce the area a few days before the Spring Social. I expect to find common hedgerow and woodland birds, Finches, Tits, Warblers, perhaps Woodpeckers, Buzzards, Kestrels ,maybe a Sparrowhawk, HIrundines, Barn Owl, Pheasants, Red-legged Partridge. We will be back at the Village Hall by 7.15pm in plenty of time for the buffet supper at 7.30pm.I suggest that you wear walking boots as some of the paths may be uneven underfoot.