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Monthly Archives: August 2018

Brue Crew needs your help

Brue Crew needs your help

Help out with the Church Bridge Project and the Wild Trout Trust

On Saturday 15 September 2018 (9.30am – 4pm with a break for lunch), we’ll be creating a pair of brushwood berms and moving some of the reeds that are congesting the river at Church Bridge, as well as cutting a notch in the weir below the bridge.

The project, led by the Wild Trout Trust with funding from Hills to Levels is designed to ease the passage of fish upstream, reduce impoundment of water and encouraging the development of a more defined low flow channel (technically known as a ‘thalweg’). It should reduce build-up of silt and reeds encroaching into the channel, potentially reducing flood risk in a sensitive area.

It will be quite physical work: moving brash, knocking in posts and wiring.
If you would like to help out – we need plenty of helpers – please email info@bruecrew.org. If we don’t manage to finish on the Saturday, we will have to complete the work on Sunday.

We also need to borrow tools on the day for the project: fencing tools (like pliers for fencing), handheld post pounder, sledgehammer as well as handsaws. If you can lend any of these, please let us know by emailing info@bruecrew.org

Open Studios recognises Bruton artist

Open Studios recognises Bruton artist

Now the largest event in Somerset for visual artists and makers, Somerset Open Studios draws Art Weeks back to its roots, focusing on artists in their working environment. Between 15- 30 September 2018, artists demonstrate how they make their work; their process, practice and inspiration. The event allows a rare opportunity to see inside artists’… Continue Reading

Reggae festival offers Bruton residents discount

Reggae festival offers Bruton residents discount

The organisers of a festival at Gilcombe Farm are offering Bruton residents a discount on ticket. The One Love festival is described as “at the forefront of the UK Reggae and World music scene for over 11yrs – The People’s Festival of un-dividing peace and un-conquering love – we create a world that allows you… Continue Reading

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