Monday 3 November 2014
Children from Cholesbury in Bucks spent a happy afternoon making witches' broomsticks in time for halloween. After gathering silver birch twigs from the common, they had fun bundling them together into brooms before 'test flying' them on the common!
Commons Project funding enabled the Hawridge and Cholesbury Commons Preservation Society to buy a bilhook to cut the twigs and hire the village hall so brooms could be made in the dry. See this article in the local paper for great photos!
In Nettlebed, Oxon, there's a new play trail on the common. The trail is made of natural materials and makes the most of the dells and the trees on the common. Kids can test their skills in balance and agility with stepping 'stones', balance bars, a see-saw and swings.
The trail starts at the top of the steps near the cricket pavilion and wooden way-markers direct you around the loop.