AGM and talk by David Stubbings

October 28, 2014

The Friends of Stourbridge Common will have their annual meeting on Friday, 14 November at 7 pm at St Andrew’s Hall, Chesterton.

There will be a brief AGM, followed by refreshments and a talk by David Stubbings, Chairman, Chesterton Local History Group on ‘Crossing the Cam: A Look at Some of the Ferries and Bridges Used by the Public’. Please join us and if you only want to come to the talk make sure you’re seated by 7.30pm!

The ‘timetable’ for the evening is:

7 pm AGM and elections,

7.15pm A representative from the Chesterton Festival Committee will update us on the Festival,

7.20 Refreshments,

7.30 David Stubbings speaks on ‘Crossing the Cam’ followed by the opportunity to ask questions and then chat with the committee, the speaker and other ‘Friends’.

We’re looking forward to seeing you there, the evenings are always informative and offer a great chance to talk to other people passionate about Stourbridge Common and life on, around and alongside it.


Bird Boxes on Stourbridge Common

February 4, 2014
Guy Belcher from Cambridge City Council and ‘a few volunteers’ got together on Monday 27th January and installed 22-24 boxes in the belt of trees that borders the industrial estate. 
These are German brand Schwegler nest boxes made of ‘woodcrete’ a natural product made from 75% wood and 25% ‘natural additives’ to allow air permeability.  There are over 8.5 million Schwegler woodcrete nest boxes installed in Europe, US, Canada.
We helped put up a mix of boxes:  larger holes for great/blue/coal/crested tits, as well as sparrows and bats.  Boxes with smaller holes for marsh/blue/coal tits and possibly wrens.
Lisa, one of the FoSC volunteers says, “It was quite nice that as soon as a box went up, a great tit took up residence immediately. Also, bat boxes are placed to catch the sun, and I like the kind of ‘semi-detached’ situation with the two boxes next to each other.”
Putting up the next boxes

Putting up the next boxes

 

seeing how the Bat can get into the box

seeing how the Bat can get into the box

in situ

in situ

open for business

open for business


Hello and Welcome

April 16, 2010

Welcome to the website of the Friends of Stourbridge Common, also known as FoSC ( but on Twitter please note we are @FofSC ) – thank you for your interest.


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