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Friends of West End Copse


‘I would like to say a big thank you to everybody who attended our Action Morning on Saturday the 17th March.


Our objective was to improve the path which runs from Ivy Lane to the Boardwalk in the centre of the Copse.

We purchased three jumbo bags of 20mm gravel, which was spread along 30yds of the path (which was previously very boggy) to make it much easier for people to access the copse from the Ivy Lane entrance.


It was hard work shifting the gravel into the copse but rewarding to see the end result. We still have a lot to do but we are getting there.


The morning was finished with a very welcome bacon roll.


It was nice to have Councillor Harry Hellier and new member Dan Allen join us.


This year Dan is raising money for The Saints Foundation by cycling from Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium on the 11th May to Southampton’s St Mary’s Stadium on the 13th May 2018 a total of 233 miles over 3 days to coincide with Saints last game of the season. The aim of Saints Foundation is to improve the lives of children, young people and adults at risk across Southampton and surrounding areas. If you would like to help Dan please go to his Just Giving page at: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/daniel-allen17


If you would like to join us and help make West End Copse a better place contact me via the West End Parish council website.


Report provided by Terry Buck - Chairman for Friends of West End Copse




The latest Action Morning was held on 11th March with three new members joining us.  Some of the team concentrated on rubbish clearance behind the houses in Monnow Gardens and they managed to collect around six large sack loads!

The group cut back Holly and Cherry Laurel in the Duddon Road area as well as removing some silt which had built up on one or two areas of the pathways.

A reminder to all those who visit the Copse:  Drink cans, bottles and plastic flower pots are not biodegradeable. 

We have become concerned at some anti-social behaviour maybe taking place in the woods.  If you see anything or anybody acting in a suspicious manner, please contact Hampshire Police on 101.

Report provided by Terry Buck - Chairman for Friends of West End Copse



All residents who would like more influence over the future of the Copse are welcome to join the Group.  For further information contact Cllr Harry Hellier at hellierharry@live.co.uk, Terence Buck (Chair of Friends of West End Copse) terrybuck41@yahoo.co.uk  call the Parish Office on 023 80462371.