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Works Diary

Works Diary for February



It was only a cold and windy month until the snow arrived; we have been able to get most of the planned work completed until the last Wednesday when conditions were not really suitable in the snow.

 

Bluebells, Snowdrops and Winter Aconite (in the green) have been planted at the west end of the dene top, with a few snowdrops planted at the base of the new entrance sign.

 


In the Upper Reach we have cut back or dug out the bramble runners along the north bank. Work has started on clearing along the banksides of the burn.


We have had to do a regular litter pick to clear cans that have been left in one area at the west end of the north bank.

 


In the Middle Reach we have cleared most of the bramble runners and pruned back some trees along the southern footpath.


This are has also been litter picked.



In the Lower Reach we have cut back the brambles runners from around the trees at the east end of the north bank.


We have cleared most of the bramble runners and pruned back along the steps path leading down from the scout path.


This are has also been litter picked.



On the Dene Top we have dug out about 75% of the brambles along the south side of the main footpath and cleared away building rubble and tree brash from the area.


Spring bulbs have been plated at the west end and the area has been litter picked.



4 bags of Litter were collected this month, most of it being beer cans.



Photos of some of this work along can be seen on the February Photo Page.





 








 




Works Diary for January



January seems to of been a month of icy winds, but it has not stopped us getting on with reducing the amount of bramble runners and clearing on the site.



In the Upper Reach we have cut back and cleared most of the bramble runners along the north bank and all from the south side of the main footpath.


This area has been litter picked regularly.



In the Middle Reach we have cut back and cleared all of the bramble runners along the north bank and the meadow area.



In the Lower Reach we have cut back and cleared most of the bramble runners along the north bank and all from the meadow area.



On the Dene Topsome more clearing of brambles along the south side of the main footpath has been done.



3 bags of Litter were collected this month.



Photos of some of this work along can be seen on the January Photo Page.





 









 










Works Diary for  March


It’s not been the best month for weather; we did lose two days’ work because of the snow and blizzards.


But the rain and wet conditions did limit the work we could do, putting us a little behind on the work we had planned for the month.



One of the best days we had was for the “Keep Britain Tidy’s” “Big Spring Clean”, were we carried out a litter pick on the links and beach.


We collected 17 bags of litter and an old tractor tyre during our morning’s work.



Even the sight visit with the Community Wardens took place in the rain.



In the Upper Reach only litter picks were carried out.



In the Middle Reach only litter picks were carried out.



In the Lower Reach all the tree brash caused by the high winds was cleared away and any brambles were pruned back and cleared along the footpaths.


This area was litter picked as well.



On the Dene Top we have dug out all the brambles we could find along the south side of the main footpath and cleared away building rubble and tree brash from the area.


Bramble runners and blackthorn whips have been dug out from the east end wild flower area on the north side of the dene top. 


The whole area has been litter pick and the plastic bags in the trees and bushes have been removed.


 5 bags of Litter were collected this month, most of it being beer cans.



Photos of some of this work along can be seen on the March Photo Page.


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