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Works Diary




Works Diary for June



This month has been spent on general maintenance, but we had a problem in the first half of the month as it was either wet or raining which limited what we could do.


The second half was much drier and warmer and we have managed to complete almost all of the planned work, even with a few of our volunteers on holiday.


The damaged cross member on the bridge at the bottom of the scout path has been repaired, and work is planned to replace a damage section on the observation platform.


We also helped clear and remove the grass cutting at Whitley Lodge for their festival.



In the Upper Reach cleared the overgrowth along the north west footpath at the west end and the area has been litter picked.



In the Middle Reach we have trimmed back along the main path down to the lower dene and along the lower footpath, the lower steps have been clear as well as the southern footpath, the area has been litter picked.



In the Lower Reach we have trimmed back along the steps on the south side to the lower dene, the crazy paved path and along the lower footpath, the area has also been litter picked.



On the Dene Top we have cut back and cleared overgrowth along Ashley drive and along the natural walkways at the west end of the dene top all green waste was removed to the skip and the whole of the dene top has been litter picked.



Some Photos this months work are on the June Photo Page.


During the month 3 bags of litter were collected, this is 50% less than last month.






 









 


 












Works Diary for May



This month has been spent on general maintenance – cutting cleaning and tidying, and quite a bit of time has been spent litter picking in all areas of the dene and the plastic bags in the trees and bushes have been removed.


We have had a few wet days which has limited some of the work, but we have managed to get most of what was planned completed.


The Moth Night had to be called off because of the wet conditions, but we are planning to have one later in the year.


The month we had a visit from Coquet Park School, who were studying the Water Cycle.



In the Upper Reach we have completed and clearing along the main footpath and the area has been litter picked.



In the Middle Reach no main work has been done, but the area has been litter picked.



In the Lower Reach no main work has been done, but the area has been litter picked.



On the Dene Top we have completed clearing around the car park and the observation platform and the whole of the dene top has been litter picked.



During the month 6 bags of litter were collected. 4 of the these bags were during the school holidays.



No Work Photos this month - Some of our Wildflowers in bloom are on the May Photo Page.


 

6 bags of Litter were collected this month



 









 



















Works Diary for July



This month has been spent on general maintenance, but most of the time we turned up it was either wet or raining which limited what we could do.


But we have managed to complete almost all of the planned work for this month, including having a stand at Whitley Bay library along with other community groups.


We have also collected some Yellow Rattle seeds from the plants on the dene top for sowing later in the year.



In the Upper Reach cleared the overgrowth from the steps at the west end and cleared the watercourse of any debris, we have also trimmed along the edge of the main footpath.

The area has been litter picked.



In the Middle Reach we have completed trimming back along the southern footpath and the west end of the main footpath.

The area has been litter picked.


In the Lower Reach we have started to clear some of the bindweed at the eastern end and the southern bank near the steps has been completely cleared of bindweed.

The watercourse has been cleared of any debris and the area has been litter picked.



On the Dene Top we have cut back and cleared the overhead tree branches along Ashley drive and cleared the bramble runners and overgrowth along the Links fence.

We have also cut back around the carpark and the seats along the main footpath and the area has been litter picked.



Some Photos this months work are on the June Photo Page.


During the month 3 bags of litter were collected.








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