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Our exciting first AQIVA work party of 2022

Our exciting first AQIVA work party of 2022

It was a brisk but bright evening this Tuesday as we descended on the Obelisk to clear some flowerbeds of the weeds that are starting to take advantage of the warmer weather. We had a great turnout of members who donned their gardening gloves, grabbed a ho or a trowel...

Celebrating 175 new trees near Querns Wood!

Celebrating 175 new trees near Querns Wood!

175 native trees have been planted close to Querns Wood and Cirencester Hospital by the wonderful employees of Moore Allen & Innocent. The trees include oak, field maple, hornbeam and hazel.

Discover Cirencester’s secret snowdrop glade

Discover Cirencester’s secret snowdrop glade

The sight of a sea of snowdrops bobbing gently in the woods is a sure sign than spring is on its way. Did you know that Cirencester’s Amphitheatre has its own spectacular carpet of snowdrops, tucked away in a secret spot?

AQIVA Newsletter: Winter 2020 – Spring 2021

AQIVA Newsletter: Winter 2020 – Spring 2021

Winter 2020 - Spring 2021 You may be familiar with an organisation known as the Green Gym (although we now learn that they no longer use this name). They are involved in maintaining/improving/developing all of the grounds around Cirencester Hospital, which are more...

AQIVA Newsletters archive

AQIVA Newsletter: Winter 2020 – Spring 2021

AQIVA Newsletter: Winter 2020 – Spring 2021

Winter 2020 - Spring 2021 You may be familiar with an organisation known as the Green Gym (although we now learn that they no longer use this name). They are involved in maintaining/improving/developing all of the grounds around Cirencester Hospital, which are more...

AQIVA Newsletter: Autumn 2020

AQIVA Newsletter: Autumn 2020

Autumn 2020 In the more than 6 years since our first newsletter (March 2014), we have issued either 3 or 4 every year, but as far as 2020 is concerned, this is it! Obviously pretty much all our planned events and activities have been cancelled or postponed, but some...

AQIVA Newsletter: Autumn 2019

AQIVA Newsletter: Autumn 2019

Autumn 19 We haven’t got as many photos as usual this time round, no kids, no Roman armies, no flowers or animals. But, hey folks, see below, we’ve won an award, for work done in clearing around, improving access to and developing/maintaining the obelisk area. (CPRE =...

AQIVA Newsletter: Summer 2019

AQIVA Newsletter: Summer 2019

Summer 19 Our last newsletter was sent out late April, since when we have had a multitude of seasons so we thought we’d start this time with some of the flora and fauna that have been showing their faces between then and now. Bluebells and bees; cowslips; speckled...

AQIVA Newsletter: Winter 2018 – Spring 2019

AQIVA Newsletter: Winter 2018 – Spring 2019

Winter 2018 – Spring 2019 A long gap since the last newsletter, but it has been a very quiet winter period and things have only started to kick off again in recent weeks. Thanks once more to the Chesterton Community group for organising a litter pick in April around...

AQIVA Newsletter: Summer – Autumn 2018

AQIVA Newsletter: Summer – Autumn 2018

Summer – Autumn 2018 Cirencester Roman Amphitheatre from above The amphitheatre hogs the headlines this time round, for two reasons, the first being the welcome return on 23rd September of the Ermine Street Guard and their wonderful Roman army re-enactment. More of...

AQIVA Newsletter: Spring – Summer 2018

AQIVA Newsletter: Spring – Summer 2018

Spring – Summer 2018 Our last newsletter started with the focus very much on rain, snow and mud. It doesn’t seem that long ago but, currently, the brown grass and dust do remind us of the vagaries of the British climate. By the way, our thanks to the Chesterton...

AQIVA Newsletter: Winter 2017-18

AQIVA Newsletter: Winter 2017-18

Mud, mud, glorious mud Nothing quite like it for cooling the blood So follow me, follow, down to the hollow And there let me wallow in glorious mud You may recognise that as the chorus of the hippopotamus song by Flanders and Swann. Some of us prefer to think of it as...

AQIVA Newsletter: Autum 2017

AQIVA Newsletter: Autum 2017

Autumn 2017 Up until now, we have issued newsletters roughly every quarter since we started, but, for a variety of reasons, we will have only managed three this year (but hopefully back to normal in 2018). This does mean that much of the content of this newsletter...

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