Only two tasks for the Friends of Southwick Country Park this week: spreading woodchip on the path through the Blackthorn Tunnel and cutting back the set-aside on the northern edge of Village Green.
Task number one:
Frank and Clive contemplate an enormous pile of wood chippings, which soon attracts a couple of enthusiastic extra helpers.
While Sarah and Frank run a shuttle service of wheelbarrows up and down the path and Louise rakes chippings . . .
. . . Pat, our champion litter picker, works her way around the park, picking up after the people who must think that the cans they throw away just vanish in a puff of smoke.
Coffee time is by the stream, in the rain, with Jammy Dodgers and Hobnobs to fuel the last frantic hour of shovelling, shuttling and raking.
All done; and Louise provides the before and after pictures.
Header picture: FoSCP huddle out of the rain in the shelter of the gateway.