EVENTS!


This is a list of 1) A ROCHA UK EVENTS then 2) OTHER EVENTS, each in date order.  Assume ALL events are at your own risk.

1) List of Sandbach A ROCHA UK group open events for 2014:
[Note: for data protection reasons we now email you directly with AR event details only if you are on the A Rocha UK database. Please contact sandbachenv@gmail.com for info on this.]

Saturday 22nd March, 10-12pm, bottom of Lower Waitrose car park: LITTER PICK along the Sandbach Environment Trail - All helpers welcome.

Saturday 10th May, 10-12pm, Salt Line Car Park: Summer Bird Walk to Borrow Pits (Alsager) - A walk along the Salt Line, to see spring flowers and learn birdsong. All welcome at personal risk. No unsupervised under-18s. No charge or booking required.

Sunday 1st June, 2-30pm, from Sandbach Crosses: Sandbach Environment Trail and Old Town Walk - All welcome at personal risk. No unsupervised under-18s. No charge or booking required.

Sunday 27th July, 2-00pm, bottom of Lower Waitrose car park: BRIDGE TO BRIDGE Walk - A walk through Brook Wood's new paths and the brook valley from the historic river bridge at Sandbach to the one at Wheelock. All welcome at personal risk. No unsupervised under-18s. No charge or booking required.

Saturday 18th October, 7-30pm, Wesley Centre - double picture show: "Galapagos Wildlife" and "UK Islands and Wildlife" - a picture show to raise funds for A Rocha by George Hill and Andrew Bailey. Free admission; refreshments; donations to A Rocha.

1) Other events: the following are for information only, please ask us or the organisation concerned for details:

Sandbach Woodland and Wildlife group AGM - Wednesday 20th August, 7pm. Venue TBA
Sandbach Baptist Church family event programme walks - contact George Hill

This is a list of 1) A ROCHA EVENTS then 2) OTHER EVENTS, each in date order.  Assume ALL events are at your own risk.

1) List of Sandbach A ROCHA group open events:
[Note: for data protection reasons we now email you directly with AR event details only if you are on the A Rocha UK database. Please contact sandbachenv@gmail.com for info on this.]

Saturday 23rd November, 7-30pm, Wesley Centre - SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER - A Rocha UK's new Director, Dr Ruth Valerio (academic, community activist, eco-warrier, author, practitioner, blogger on Christian faith and environmental issues; veg grower and pig keeper rolled into one.) No charge.

1) Other events: the following are for information only, please ask us or the organisation concerned for details:

Watch this space

2013/14 Autumn/winter events


This is a list of 1) A ROCHA EVENTS then 2) OTHER EVENTS, each in date order.  Assume ALL events are at your own risk.

1) List of Sandbach A ROCHA group open events:
[Note: for data protection reasons we now email you directly with AR event details only if you are on the A Rocha UK database. Please contact sandbachenv@gmail.com for info on this.]

Saturday 19th October, 7.30pm, Wesley Centre - A Rocha UK slide show - Wild Portugal in the Spring from George Hill. Slides from George and Christine's birdwatching holiday to A Rocha's home centre at Cruzinha in March. Free admission, donations to A Rocha on the night.

Saturday 23rd November, 7-30pm, Wesley Centre - SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER - A Rocha UK's new Director, Dr Ruth Valerio (academic, community activist, eco-warrier, author, practitioner, blogger on Christian faith and environmental issues; veg grower and pig keeper rolled into one.) No charge.

1) Other events: the following are for information only, please ask us or the organisation concerned for details:

Watch this space

2013 events - Sandbach A Rocha Group


This is a list of 1) A ROCHA EVENTS then 2) OTHER EVENTS, each in date order.  Assume ALL events are at your own risk.

1) List of Sandbach A ROCHA group open events:
[Note: for data protection reasons we now email you directly with AR event details only if you are on the A Rocha UK database. Please contact sandbachenv@gmail.com for info on this.]

Saturday 13th April, 5.00am - A Rocha Dawn Chorus Walk at Brereton Country Park.         Possibly visit Bagmere at end of the walk. No booking required. No charge but Pay and Display. Travel and event at own risk.

Saturday 25th May, 10-12.00 - A Rocha Birdsong Walk at Salt Line and Borrow Pits (these occupy the former Alsager Tip landfill site. Meet at Salt Line Car Park. This is not large, so please combine transport if possible. No booking required. No charge. Travel and event at own risk. NOTE - Change of date from previous provisional one of 18th May.

Sunday 4th August, 2.30pm - A Rocha Sandbach Environment Trail and Old Town stroll.
Meet at Sandbach Crosses. At own risk

1) Other events: the following are for information only, please ask us or the organisation concerned for details:

Sat 27th April 10-12 noon - Sandbach Woodland and Wildlife Group Work Party Details TBA

Sunday in early June, CWT Butterfly Walk, Bagmere -
 details later – possibly Cheshire Wildlife Trust walk for Small Pearl-bordered Fritillaries.

Saturday 27th July, dep. 10am - Sandbach Baptist Church outing to RSPB Burton Marsh
SBC Church Family and friends welcome. Reserve admission for non-members £4/£2. Travel independently. Travel and event at own risk. Contact George Hill if interested.

2012 dates

The next events planned are A Rocha services in various Sandbach churches during the summer. Please see church notices or email this blog for details.

A bat walk is planned for September 2012 - date to be confirmed.

PS - apologies for not publicising the date of the dawn chorus walk (yesterday) on this blog!

2012 plans

New details of any walks and events planned for 2012 will be posted here in due course.

2011 Walk and quiz


Two forthcoming events:
Walk etc
The weekend of Sunday 2nd October will see another visit by David Beattie, our NW area rep, who led the highly popular bat walk last week. He will be preaching at St Peter's Elworth at 10-30 and 6-30 (also Andrew bailey there at 9-00, and in the afternoon there will be a walk along the Brook Wood trail at 2-15 for 2-30 meeting at the bottom of the lower Waitrose car park by the roundabout.
Quiz
 The A Rocha quiz will take place at 7pm on Saturday 8th October 2011 at the Wesley Centre! Tickets £6 including supper.