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Works Diary

Works Diary for November




November has been a month of cutting and clearing, delayed slightly by the adverse weather at the end of the month.

The wind and rain brought down a considerable amount of leaves and steps and the footpath in the lower dene at the west end has again been cleared of fallen tree brash.

We have also replaced the Perspex in the two lower dene notice boards; we tried various sprays and removers to remove the spray paint but were unsuccessful.


In the Upper Reach all areas have been cut, raked and cleared, with all the green waste cleared to the skip.


In the Middle Reach all areas have been cut, raked and cleared, with all the green waste cleared to the skip, except for the southern footpath which will be completed early in December.


In the Lower Reach all areas have been cut, raked and cleared, with all the green waste cleared to the skip. The steps and eastern path have also been cleared.


On the Dene Top we have started to do some hand cutting and clearing along the south side of the main footpath, this should be completed early in December.

We have also started to clear some of the brambles and undergrowth in the area.


 


 3 bags of Litter were collected this month.

 


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




 








 

 

 

 








 




Works Diary for October



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.

 

This 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.



The 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.



In 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.


Last 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.

 

 

On 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.


We 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.


 






 









 










Works Diary for  December




December has been a month of cutting and clearing after the vandalism in the Lower Dene.


6 working days were taken up clearing away the damage and litter from two acts of vandalism.


The wind and rain brought down a considerable amount of leaves and steps and the footpath in the lower dene at the west end has again been cleared of fallen tree brash.


Slightly late but we have sown all the wild flower seed and yellow rattle with grant money we have just received from the Postcode Lottery.



In the Upper Reach we have cut back and cleared all the damaged branches, and cleared the burn of timber from the vandalism events.


The western steps and footpath have been cleared of leaf litter.


Additional sowing has been done in the glades and along the north bank.



In the Middle Reach we have cut back and cleared all the damaged branches, and cleared the burn of timber from the vandalism events.


Additional sowing has been done along the north bank.



In the Lower Reach the damaged notice board has been removed from the burn. 


Additional sowing has been done on the north bank and parts of the meadow area on the south side.



On the Dene Topsome more clearing of brambles along the south side of the main footpath has been done along with some additional sowing in this area.


The small glade at the west end between the two wood chip paths has been cleared and sown.


Both of these areas have been sown with wildflower seed and yellow rattle with grant money from the Postcode Lottery.


5 bags of Litter were collected this month of which 4 bags were from the vandalism events.


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


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