A wet work party


Schools break up for the summer holidays and so does the weather. Weeks of previous fine dry weather have greeted us for the past Wednesdays and Tuesdays and now unsettled weather and rain are forecast, exactly like it was going to be for Tuesday’s work party.

The day started a bit drizzly so the group split into three with Ian and Countryside Officer Ali heading to the allotment area to carry out trimming back etc. with the brush cutter. Ian has been on a course and is a qualified brush cutter operator now.

Alan, Sacha and Dave with Countryside Officer Richard went bark chip spreading near the main entrance. This will allow council/contract vehicles easier access without churning up the ground where it gets boggy in the winter.

 The final group with Sarah, Trish and Clive headed to the wooded area in Village Green. The path through the wood, like the others around the park, are being overrun by brambles and nettles and needed cutting back.

After a much appreciated coffee time with choccy biscuits and custard creams, Alan, Dave, Sacha and Richard, the bark chip spread, joined the Village Green path-clearing party. Walkers should now find it easier to use the path as practically all of it has now been cleared.

 It was nearing the completion of the path clearing that the heavens opened and a very soggy end to the morning ensued, especially heading back to the car park. When do the schools go back?

 p.s. Apologies; I forgot to mention our champion litter-picker, Pat, who carried out her grand job of clearing the car park and park of the usual litter. Well done Pat!

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