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AT our May meeting we welcomed our speaker Julia Apps from Hastings Country Park.

Julia was a Street Warden for many years before becoming a Ranger seven years ago.

The park covers 853 acres of woodland, heathland, grassland and farmland together withfive kilometres of dramatic sandstone cliffs and coastline.

Much of the area has been designated a Special Area of Conservation and a Site of Special Scientific Interest due to the unique wildlife and fossil rich soft rock cliff and slope.

Walk from Hastings East Hill through three glens, the first is Ecclesbourne, second is Fairlight third is Warren Glen. The park is an outstanding site for birdwatching and in spring for the stunning display of bluebells, wood anemonies and yellow archangels.

Julia explained in detail all the photographs she brought along for us to see. Sheila Heath gave a vote of thanks for an interesting talk.

Our next meeting is on June 19 when our speaker will be Kate Tym. Her talk is called Brand Performance Poetry,’ We will also have a grocery stall and homemade stall.

We meet on the third Wednesday of each month from 2pm to 4pm at the Friends Meeting House, South Terrace. New members are always welcomed. All enquiries ring 01424 717709.