Thursday, 13 January 2011

Work Day Sunday 9th January 2011

This Sunday we split into two groups, one doing litter picking, and the other concentrating on our 'steps' project. The litter pickers did a good job, collecting 6 bags of litter. The 'steps' gang managed to install 4 steps and cleared various 'trip hazards' and a fallen tree from the path. Quite a large area of overgrown brambles were also cleared alongside one of the ponds as the path was becoming very narrow. Here are a few photos some of the steps.

Also just in case you weren't aware - Several new ponds were dug last year within the park. Without any intervention from anyone, just good old Nature, they've started to fill up. Here are a couple of photos just to prove how wet it's been!

Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Meeting in the Town Hall Thursday 13th Jan 2011

Our first Town Hall meeting of 2011 is on Thursday 13th January, starting at 7.30 pm and is due to finish by 9.30. Everyone is welcome.

Tuesday, 4 January 2011

First Work Day of 2011

Our first work day of 2011 is on Sunday 9th January. We look forward to your support ! Meet at the Visitors' Centre in Bedfords Park for a 10 am start.

Work Day Sunday 12th December 2010

As this work day coincided with the EWT Christmas event in the visitors' centre our numbers were reduced slightly as some were 'manning' tables at this event, selling bric a brac and cakes. The rest of us set about clearing a fallen laurel on the bridleway, then on to prune the hawthorn by the dipping platform. After this we spent a couple of hours cutting and moving a couple of fallen trees
from our 'new' footpath. These trees had been dead for years but the weight of the recent snow had caused them to become dangerous as they were right over the footpath where we intend putting in new steps in the near future. Here are a couple of photos taken after our 'clearance'. Prior to this the path would have been potentially dangerous and difficult to walk.