Sketchley Valley People Count 2017

As a community action group we are doing everything we can to improve and enhance this area, and to encourage more people to enjoy it. So we want to find out who uses it, when and why – and we need your help!

Would you like to be a part of Sketchley Valley People Count? We are looking for volunteers to count people in the area, for just 15 minutes at a time.¬†When we have enough counts we’ll analyse the data and publish it.

Register now and we’ll send you everything you need to take part – you choose where and when to do your counts to suit yourself.

Visit Courting Stiles This Weekend

Map of Courting Stiles in Burbage
How to get to Courting Stiles

We all know and love Courting Stiles but some people don’t know about it, so let’s see if we can spread the word this bank holiday weekend. The weather forecast is good and it will be the perfect opportunity to enjoy the wildlife, trees and flowers.

Bumblebee on leaf at Burbage Courting Stiles
A bumble bee

If you can, go down and enjoy a walk or ride, take some friends who don’t know it, or tell them about it on Facebook or Twitter, and take pictures to share – using hashtag #courtingstiles.

If you’re feeling energetic Courting Stiles is a good starting point for a walk through to Burbage Common and Woods, or in the other direction to the Ashby Canal and Limekilns. You can get refreshments at the Limekilns, the Hansom Cab and at May’s Cafe, or a takeaway drink and snacks from the Texaco garage on Burbage Road.


Sketchley Flood Relief Basin in Burbage
Sketchley Flood Relief Basin

The Scippers clean up

Litter picking at Sketchley Brook
Litter picking at Sketchley Brook
Scippers cleanup crew

The Scippers cleanup crew gathered for our first group get-together at Bridge Road in Burbage on Sunday 14 May for a litter pick to start cleaning up the area.

As well as clearing five bags of litter we enjoyed our walk in the area, talked about the group’s aims and chatted to nearby residents.

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