Apple Tree2015

20 Dec: Christmas Carols

July: received Green Flag Community Award for the 5th year running

12 July: Summer Party

28 May: AGM

 

2014

Late December: planted 1,000 bulbs donated by the Metropolitan Public Gardens Association in association with Taylors Bulbs of Holbeach

21 December: Christmas Carols

6 September: Summer Party

July: received Green Flag Community Award for the 4th year running

 

2013

22 December: Christmas Carols

20 July: Summer Party

July: received Green Flag Community Blossom Spring 2015Award for the 3rd year running

 

2012

December: Christmas Carols

July: received Green Flag Community Award for the 2nd year running

Work on meadow area begins

 

2011

18 December: Christmas Carols

23 July: Summer Party

July: Received first Green Flag Community Award

 

2010

Damson tree along the path removed

Richmond Council provided us with two new trees: Rowan/Mountain Ash.Blossom April 2015

March: Richmond Council removed all wire fencing and concrete posts before hedging

Grassroots Grants and the Thames Community Foundation. On 27 April 2010 the Friends received a grant of just under £900 from Grassroots Grants and the Thames Community Foundation. This grant allowed us to purchase much needed equipment and new plantings for the orchard and to cover our insurance costs for 2010-2011.

13 April: AGM

26 March 2010: Hedging Day with the British Trust for Conservation Volunteers (BTCV). A dead hedge was planted along the Wick Road boundary and live hedging along the Bushy Park Road and railway boundary.

 

2009

September: Membership scheme started

July: Damson tree collapsed

18 July: Summer Party

26 April: REN Tour of Friends Groups:

  • Pensford Field, Kew (Pensford Field Environment Trust)
  • Ham (Ham United Group, HUG)
  • School House Lane Orchard (FSHLO)Dead Hedge Reinforced 2015
  • Kilmorey Mausoleum, St Margarets (Environment Trust for Richmond upon Thames)
  • Crane Valley (Friends of the River Crane Environment, FORCE)

  

2008

 July: Summer Party

  

2007

Received a Certificate of Achievement at the Richmond Council for Voluntary Service Community Awards in June 2007 for outstanding services to volunteering in Richmond Borough

Nominated for a BTCV Green Hero Award

 

2006

November: a grant from Awards for All allowed us to take control of the development of the site on a practical level and to improve substantially its appearance through the purchase of equipment and plants.

March: Friends of School House Lane Orchard set up