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What do we look after?

Grasshoppers meet regularly on the third Saturday of each month and occasionally, as needed, during the week.

Our aim is to help maintain and enhance the local green spaces owned by Bleasby Parish Council; these include Jubilee Ponds, Ferry End and Glebe Field. 

We also organise a few community events throughout the year which you might be interested in coming along to - click here.

Below you will find a summary of our tasks and projects for the year ahead.

It's not all hard labour (we leave that to the contractors) and there is a strong focus on community, having fun and getting some fresh air!

If you are interested in getting involved, or just interested to find out more about these green spaces, please send an email to and Mike or Jo will get in touch.


Upkeep of benches, fencing, planting, grass and trees  

Develop a plan to introduce new planting that will enhance the area for visitors and wildlife 

Add a hedge alongside existing western edge fence


Christmas tree and oak require regular watering until end 2024

Upkeep of orchard area and consideration of further planting 

Hedgerow and grass to be maintained by contractors

Development of Coronation Meadow – started in 2023 (behind the old oak tree) - introduce yellow rattle plugs this spring

Improve the aspect around the notice boards to provide a more attractive focal point

Consider planting of bulbs along Main Street grass verge


Centenary Wood 

Coppice hazel as required

Spring and autumn cut and clearance to be carried out by contractors

Regular mowing of diagonal paths 

Keep base of trees clear, especially on younger specimens

Renew tree labels and a map identifying those being remembered 

Improvement of planting to create spring / woodland ground cover – we need a plan

Den Building area

Control vegetation at entrance

Regular checks for safety, materials, boundaries etc

Monitor trees for signs of disease, decay and dangerous limbs

Develop more permanent boundaries through building deadhedges 

Bird Hide area

Remove existing feeders

Fit bird boxes

Main Meadow

Check yellow rattle has self-seeded

September main cut and clear, then winter & spring cuts (to be made by contractors / local farmer) 

First cut (early) of meandering path and then regular mowing 

Autumn cut of main hedge (contractor)

Maintaining carved bench / bug hotel and gate entrance area 

Monitor & record flower and wildlife species 

Explore possibility of grazing from September to December

Improve information for visitors about Main Meadow and associated wildlife species 

Meadow Triangle

Complete cut & clearance in spring and autumn 

Keep path cut through grass and around edges to allow access

Maintain the single old hawthorn and dogrose

Maintain bonfire area for storage of debris and keep safe for use

Introduce yellow rattle to help suppress growth of aggressive grasses 

Monitor existing wildflowers and develop planting plan for future

The Reed Bed

Based on NWT suggestions, develop a full improvement project plan for approval by BPC


Keep seating areas around ponds clear 


Contractors will keep paths cleared and carry out any significant work on hedgerows and scrubland 

Area by Railway Crossing

Develop planting and sustainable maintenance plan for area