October has been a month of cutting and clearing, after our annual grass cutting.
The cutter and bailer from the Whitley Bay Golf Club has been in and completed the cutting of the dene top.
has saved us over a month’s work raking and shifting the grass cuttings
to the skip, allowing us to concentrate on clearing the lower dene.
high winds this month did damaged a couple of branches which have been
cut and cleared, the footpaths and steps in the lower dene at the west
end had to be cleared of fallen tree brash.
the Upper Reach the entire north bank except for the new glade has been
raked and cleared, and some additional cutting by hand has been done on
the south side of the footpath.
All the green waste here will be cleared next month.
In the Middle Reach the entire north bank has been raked and cleared with most of the green waste being removed to the skip.
We have also hand cut and cleared along the small bank next to the burn.
spring we had quite a few primroses growing here, we have planted some
more primroses in this area and hopeful they will grow and improve the
view of the lower dene from the observation platform.
In the Lower Reach the entire north bank has been raked and cleared and all the green waste being removed to the skip.
We still have some hand cutting and clearing to do on the south side.
the Dene Top we have started to do some hand cutting and clearing at
the west end and hope to clear more of this area when we can.
have been asked if we can cut back the whole of the area on the south
side of the main footpath, at present we not responsible for work along
this section but will do our best to clear some of this area to allow
for the sowing of wild flower seed which we have purchased.
2 bags of Litter were collected this month.
Photos of some of this work along can be seen on the October Photo Page.