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Sowing the Seeds for a Wild Flower Meadow in Cale Park

Tue 30 Sep '14, 11:27
By John Smith
Sowing the Seeds for a Wild Flower Meadow in Cale Park

The CATCH team is eager to move forward and create a wild flower meadow as part of the Town Council’s Cale Park project. Ground preparation work must now get going to make sure the land is ready for sowing next year.

C.A.T.C.H. Action Day 6th July - Report VIDEO

Mon 14 Jul '14, 16:49
By Dave Smith
C.A.T.C.H. Action Day 6th July - Report <small style='color: red;'>VIDEO</small>

On Sunday 6th July 2014, C.A.T.C.H. held its first river clean-up of the year, inviting everybody to join in and help clear rubbish out of the Cale. Read on to find out how it went, what was achieved, and to watch the video!

CA.T.C.H. Action Day Sunday 6th July 2014

Wed 2 Jul '14, 14:08
By Steve Lee
CA.T.C.H. Action Day Sunday 6th July 2014

The C.A.T.C.H. group carries out work to look after the local river and its immediate environment. The group are holding a litter-pick event on Sunday 6th July 2014 from 9am, and are appealing for volunteers to turn up on the day to help.

Mayfly in the Classroom - 2014 VIDEO

Sat 14 Jun '14, 17:48
By Dave Smith
Mayfly in the Classroom - 2014 <small style='color: red'>VIDEO</small>

C.A.T.C.H. has begun its 2014 endeavours with a fabulous activity for the kids. With help from the Wild Trout Trust, a sizable group of Horsington Primary School children were taken down to the River Cale to collect unhatched Mayfly eggs to be taken back to their classroom, hatched and returned to the river days later.

Toad Patrol – Volunteers Near Hardway Protect Toads on the Road

Mon 12 May '14, 15:07
By Penny Ashton
Toad Patrol – Volunteers Near Hardway Protect Toads on the Road

In early spring, two interesting species can be found in country lanes at dusk. The Toad Patrol has the unusual, but satisfying task of helping toads and newts safely to their pond for spawning.

Famous Open Gardens and Specialist Plant Sale at Yarlington House

Tue 6 May '14, 07:34
By Amanda Ellingworth
Famous Open Gardens and Specialist Plant Sale at Yarlington House

Count and Countess De Salis are opening their delightful manor house gardens at Yarlington House for the famous specialist plant sale. Saturday 17th May. Every discerning gardener will find it a great day out.

C.A.T.C.H: Thanks for a Hugely Successful Jumble Sale

Sun 16 Feb '14, 16:54
By Steve Lee
C.A.T.C.H: Thanks for a Hugely Successful Jumble Sale

The C.A.T.C.H. (Community Action to Transform the Cale Habitat) volunteer group would like to say a big "Thank you", to everyone who contributed to making our jumble sale on Saturday 8th February such a resounding success.

A jumble sale for the River Cale

Sun 19 Jan '14, 13:30
By Steve Lee
A jumble sale for the River Cale

C.A.T.C.H. (Community Action to Transform Cale Habitat) will be holding a jumble sale at The Balsam Centre on Saturday 8th February 2014 and are appealing for any items you may be able to donate.

Join C.A.T.C.H. for a River Cale Clean-Up This Sunday

Fri 22 Nov '13, 01:40
By Dave Smith
Join C.A.T.C.H. for a River Cale Clean-Up This Sunday

C.A.T.C.H. (Community Action to Transform the Cale Habitat) will be out again this Sunday to further nurture the River Cale. We invite any and all able-bodied individuals to come out, rain or shine, and support this worthy cause.

Cale Wars - CATCH Strikes Back

Tue 18 Jun '13, 22:40
By Dave Smith
Cale Wars - CATCH Strikes Back

CATCH has scheduled a second river clean-up for this Saturday, 22nd June. We'll meet at the Recreation Ground car park, near the bridge, at 8am. All are welcome - join in if you care about our environment!

CATCH Clears a Blockage in the River Cale

Sun 9 Jun '13, 08:10
By Matt Bishop
CATCH Clears a Blockage in the River Cale

The CATCH (Community Action to Transform the Cale Habitat) team has discovered, and now cleared a significant blockage in the River Cale. Check out the 'before' and 'after' shots.

Full Steam Ahead in April's Garden

Fri 12 Apr '13, 16:41
By Andy Cole
Full Steam Ahead in April's Garden

Is it April? The weather must start to change soon so be ready for full steam ahead when it does. There's an amazing amount to do in the garden this month, but here are just a few ideas to follow.

Bee Aware Workshop at Carymoor Environmental Centre

Fri 5 Apr '13, 11:44
By Helen Boyer
Bee Aware Workshop at Carymoor Environmental Centre

Join TV's Brigit Strawbridge at Carymoor Environmental Centre on Sunday 28th April for a one-day workshop on the fascinating subject of bees.

River Cale Health Survey Video UPDATED

Tue 2 Apr '13, 15:24
By Dave Smith
River Cale Health Survey Video <small style='color: red;'>UPDATED</small>

Here’s the long awaited video coverage of the recent in-depth (!) survey of the Cale undertaken by the Wild Trout Trust, provoked by two local dads on a continuing mission to improve the health of the river.

The March Garden - Jobs That Need Doing

Tue 5 Mar '13, 15:31
By Andy Cole
The March Garden - Jobs That Need Doing

March is the month of the wake up call for us, as the ground starts to warm up and the plants start to grow. Here are a few pointers to help you get some essential jobs done in the garden in March.

River Cale Clean-Up: Tomorrow's Plan

Sat 9 Feb '13, 19:42
By Matt Bishop / Garry Hunt
River Cale Clean-Up: Tomorrow's Plan

Despite rain forcast for tomorrow, we don't want to delay initial action any further. We'll meet as planned and, at the very least, do a peripheral litter-pick of the river.

The February Garden - Catch Up With Outstanding Jobs

Tue 5 Feb '13, 12:19
By Andy Cole
The February Garden - Catch Up With Outstanding Jobs

What a contrast the last few days have been, lots of snow; great for the children but a mixed blessing in the garden. February's the time to catch up with those outstanding jobs.

The January Garden - Adding Colour & Planning New Planting

Mon 7 Jan '13, 13:26
By Andy Cole
The January Garden - Adding Colour & Planning New Planting

Most things in the garden are dormant now and apart for the few odd bits to catch up on, all is quiet. Now's the time to look at plans to improve your garden for the coming year.

Stourhead - Autumn Sun and Evening Mists

Fri 21 Dec '12, 21:11
By John Baxter
Stourhead - Autumn Sun and Evening Mists

There is always much to see and shoot right under our noses. Stourhead never ceases to inspire, so here are some images from a lovely day in the gardens around the lake to get photographers going.

Your River Cale Needs You! POSTPONED

Wed 19 Dec '12, 19:09
By Gary Hunt
Your River Cale Needs You! <span style='color: red'>POSTPONED</span>

The River Cale has suffered from several pollution incidents including quite a lot of rubbish being thrown or blown into it. My friend and I have put a plan together to turn it around, but we need your help.

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