Environment news, events and articles

  • "Pop up" Jubilee Wood Knowledge Share
    “Pop up” Jubilee Wood Knowledge Share
    The July Knowledge Share – Sunday 14th from 2.30pm ‘Nature & Well Being’ – “A Journey through the senses” With an opportunity to...
  • Jubilee Wood in April 2019
    Jubilee Wood in April 2019
    April ‘April showers bring May flowers’ Let’s hope that this isn’t strictly true or we won’t be seeing so many Jubilee Wood wild...
  • Jubilee Wood Summer 2018
    Jubilee Wood in February
    February in Jubilee Wood   John Clare loved ‘the youth of each green thing: The grass, the trees, the bushes and the moss’,...
  • Spring Dragonflies & Damselflies at Jubilee Wood in 2018
    Spring Dragonflies & Damselflies at Jubilee Wood in 2018
    Spring Dragonflies & Damselflies at Jubilee Wood in 2018 During a couple of visits to the Jubilee Wood pond in May 2018, five...
  • Anti social behaviour - fly tipping
    Anti social behaviour – fly tipping
    19/12/18 Back Lane – Great Gidding Fly tipping, one of the scourges of modern day rural living where the less gifted feel a...
  • Jubilee Wood October 2018
    Jubilee Wood October 2018
    October can be an unpredictable month weather wise, and this year we’ve already seen gales, exceptionally high temperatures and early on, rainfall of...
  • Jubilee Wood Action Morning
    Jubilee Wood Action Morning
    Annual Maintenance Blitz The usual maintenance tasks, hedge trimming, lopping and strimming in the Jubilee Wood. We do this to keep the open...
  • Jubilee Wood  April 2018
    Jubilee Wood April 2018
    Jubilee Wood April was quite a month of extremes in terms of weather, but nature has a way of forging on regardless whilst...
  • November 2012
    The gap in the Jubilee Wood hedge, a photographic record
    This is an interactive exercise for digital camera users, a chance to get your photograph on the village website.   Along the eastern...
  • Are your apple trees laden with fruit!
    Are your apple trees laden with fruit!
    As the summer seems to have gone on its own holiday we had better consider the autumn harvest of fruit and specifically apples....
  • Great Gidding from the playing fields
    Plenty to experience in and around our lovely Parish
    Well we are now into the spring equinox & many of us will be enticed into the countryside by the sheer pleasure it...
  • Chapel End Horse Pond, Great Gidding
    Chapel End Pond
    A photographic essay of how Chapel End pond was reclaimed back to an attractive environmental pond  from being an unloved, overgrown shallow  pit....
  • Wassail, January 2012, Great Gidding
    Wassail in the Jubilee Wood
    Title: Wassail Location: The Jubilee Wood, Great Gidding Start Time: 19:30 Date: Thursday 16th February 2017 Time we had another Pagan adventure in...
  • Hedge laying in the Jubilee Wood
    Hedge laying in the Jubilee Wood
    The dividing hedge between the wood and the allotments has recently been expertly laid in the traditional Midlands style. The hedge being mainly...
  • Jubilee Wood maintenance morning
    Jubilee Wood maintenance morning
    An excellent turnout for the annual trim and tidy of the pathways and hedges around the Jubilee Wood. Another is planned for next...
  • Tour Of Cambridegshire (Gran Fondo)
    Tour Of Cambridegshire (Gran Fondo)
    The first cycling Tour Of Cambridgeshire took place in June 2015 The route on public roads that were closed specifically for the race...
  • Village street scene prior to redevelopment.
    Top Farm Development
    A selection of photographs detailing the demolition and the development of Top Farm Having reached the end of a useful life as a...
  • Jubilee Wood maintenance morning
    Jubilee Wood maintenance morning
    Pruning and litter purge in the Jubilee Wood 23rd January Winter maintenance is required in the wood to keep it visitor friendly and...
  • Rapeseed harvesting, Great Gidding 2015
    Great Gidding harvesting 2015 – video and photos
    Paul, who runs Catalyst Video Services based in Great Gidding, spent the evening of July 23rd videoing the rapeseed harvest on Michael Trolove’s...
  • Jubilee Wood maintenance weekends
    Jubilee Wood maintenance weekends
    For three consecutive  Saturday mornings in November a team of volunteers have been trimming the sides of the main path in the Jubilee...
  • Barn Owl sitting on the camera
    Barn Owl sitting on the camera
    2014 has seen an apparent successful breeding season for Barn Owls in the Gidding Parish. At one location I tried to film some...
  • Great Gidding History Day - Report, photos and time-lapse video
    Great Gidding History Day – Report, photos and time-lapse video
    Another very successful History Day was held at Great Gidding Village Hall on the 18th of October. Lots of visitors attended, some bringing...
  • Jubilee Wood Winter Maintenance
    Jubilee Wood Winter Maintenance
      Jubilee Wood Winter maintenance The Jubilee Wood is in need of some ground maintenance. The area to the right of the main...
  • Autumn Notes
    Autumn Notes
    What a lovely September! Autumn is now here. It’s a great time to get out & about walking, cycling or riding. Blackberries are...
  • Harvest in Great Gidding
    Harvest 2014
    Wheat harvest Despite very few people in the parish of Great Gidding having any direct link with farming these days its still an...
  • Illuminating News
    Illuminating News
    Seeing the light(s) You’ve probably noticed the housing development at Top Farm, all very good and proper but take note of the street...
  • ARCHAEOLOGY  In Great Gidding
    ARCHAEOLOGY In Great Gidding
    The Great Gidding History Group has been offered the opportunity of having test pits dug by a group of young archaeologists. They are...
  • Main Street (west) Great Gidding No. 45
    UPDATE – Village History Day
    Great Gidding History Day This Saturday, new material,new maps, new documents. History Day Update History Day takes place between 11am and 5pm on...
  • The 2014 Great Gidding Village Show
    The 2014 Great Gidding Village Show
    Village Show Update Another challenging year for gardeners but we feel sure that even after all the difficulties we’ve faced with the weather,...
  • Footpaths and Bridleways
    Footpaths and Bridleways
    Taking care on foot, horse or in the car Well, we’re into a very wet start to the year. So most footpaths, Bridleways...

Contact

Michael Trolove – michaeltrolove@thegiddings.org.uk