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Works Diary


Works Diary for February



No Beast from the East this year, nut the snow and ice early in the month did limit some of the work.


But did manage to complete most of the planned work this month.


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 and cleared most of the bramble runners from the new and totem glades on the north bank and cleared along the treeline.  


This area has been litter picked regularly.



In the Middle Reach this has been litter picked.



In the Lower Reach we have planted bulbs on the eastern and southern banks, and litter picked the area.



Dene Top some more cutting and clearing of brambles has been done in the new western glade and along the dene top. 


Wood chippings have been laid on the natural walkways at the west end. Some more work has been done on clearing the edges of the approach road. 


This 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 has been a been a month of icy winds, snow and frost.


We have lost a couple of days work because of the weather, and some time was lost as the frost was that hard for a couple of days that we could not get the forks into the ground.


We did manage to complete most of the planned work, including the rest of the swing and are running more or less on plan for the time of year.



In the Upper Reach we have cut back and cleared most of the bramble runners from the new and totem glades on the north bank.

This area has been litter picked regularly.



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


Cut and cleared along the southern footpath and the bank area south of the seat.


This area has been litter picked.



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.


This area has been litter picked.



On the Dene Topsome more cutting and clearing of brambles along the south side of the main footpath and the new western glade has been done.


Work has start on clearing along the edges of the approach road at the eastern end.



2 bags of Litter were collected this month.



















Works Diary for March/April



Over the last two months the weather been a little up and down, but we have been able to stick to our plans for these two months.

 

One of the best days we had was for the “Keep Britain Tidy’s” “Big Spring Clean”, we collected 20 bags of litter from the links and the beach.

 

In the Upper Reach we have completed the spring sowing of wild flower seeds in selected areas and also planted some yellow rattle plugs on the north bank.


We have cleared some of the overgrowth from sides of burn


This area has also been littered picked over the two months.


 

In the Middle Reach we have completed the spring sowing of wild flower seeds in selected areas and also planted some yellow rattle plugs on the north bank and the meadow area.


We have cleared the overgrowth from sides of burn, and completed a spring cut along the side of the main footpath.


This area has also been littered picked over the two months.


 

In the Lower Reach we have completed a spring cut in the meadow areas and along the side of the main footpath.


We have cleared the overgrowth from sides of burn, and dug out some bramble runners from the north bank.


This area has also been littered picked over the two months, especially around the picnic tables during the Easter holidays.


 

On the Dene Top additional sow of wild flower seed was done in some areas, and bramble runners dug out from along the northern edge.


New slabs have been laid at the top of the eastern steps and work has been done on clearing around the carpark and the approach road.


This area has also been littered picked over the two months.



8 bags of Litter were collected this month, most of it being beer cans and broken bottles.



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




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