Saturday 23 April 2016 at The Anchor Inn, Epney/Framilode (10am-1pm
), lunch there, followed by a walkabout (approx. 2 or 2.30-4pm) at Longney Orchards. The function room upstairs for meetings has a superb river view. Plenty of parking. Attendees to place food orders on arrival. For pub details and maphttp://whatpub.com/pubs/GLO/0213/anchor-epney
This is a new venue and a better (later) time of year for GOT and very conveniently located to our newly acquired Longney Orchards.Nominations
Any nominations for officers (chairman and treasurer) and other items for discussion should be submitted to me, Ann Smith (coordinator/secretary) at least 10 days prior to the AGM.firstname.lastname@example.org
109 Orchard Way, Churchdown, Gloucester GL3 2APGuest speaker Jonathan Briggs, national mistletoe expert, on mistletoe trade, past and present.
Charge: Free for GOT members (and their household) and £2 for non members (waived if you join on the night). Please see Ann Smith if you would like to join GOT.
Welcome! Please sign in and take a label.AGENDA10am-10.30am
welcome, networking, browse books for sale (please note due to limited space, we will not have our usual library/literature or displays).
Please order your lunch from the staff downstairs if you are staying as early as possible and buy coffee/drink yourself if you wish.10.30am-11.30am
GOT Business - including Chairman's report, Treasurer's report, Election of Officers (Chairman, Treasurer), AOB/Question time. Charles Martell will give his usual brief Varietal Research update on Gloucestershire fruit varieties. Chris Wedge, “our” orchard advisor from Natural England is available if anyone has any questions about the new Countryside Stewardship scheme.11.30am-12.30pm Jonathan Briggs comparing the historic and present-day value (both commercial and pest) of mistletoe in local orchards.1pm
Lunch at the Anchor Inn 2pm/2.30pm-4pm
(approx.) drive in own cars to GOT's 18 acres of Longney Orchards by the River Severn for informal walk around
, led by Martin Hayes/committee members. Come and see what has been achieved so far, enjoy the wonderful habitat and learn about our plans. Feel free to stay on and have a picnic. Please note, there is no vehicular access
but there are public footpaths. At the AGM, we will give directions and final parking arrangements. There are no toilets at the orchards and ground is uneven. Please take care around the trees and under branches. Brambles and nettles. The River Severn and rhine/ditch are to be avoided.
We look forward to seeing you!