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Works Diary

Works Diary for July




This month has mainly been general maintenance with some clearing and planting.


The rain again this month has limited some of the work we had planned.


The annual Moth Night was held at the end of the month and we had near perfect conditions.


Receiving the Green Flag (Community Award) again made the working in the rain worthwhile.



In the Upper Reach the footpaths have been cleared of any overgrowth, and we have ben removing the excessive amount of hogweed on the north bank.


We have also cleared around all the young trees we have planted.


Some wild flower plugs have been planted in the new and totem glades.


 

In the Middle Reach the footpaths have been cleared of any overgrowth and the burn at the west end has had the overhanging branches cut back.


The excessive growth of dock and bind weed has been reduced in the area.


Some wild flower plugs have been planted along the north bank.


 

In the Lower Reach the steps and footpaths have been cleared of any overgrowth.


The excessive growth of dock and bind weed has been reduced in the area.

 

On the Dene Top we have cleared the overgrowth along the fence line on Ashly Drive and cleared around all the young trees we have planted.




Throughout the month we have litter picked the whole of the dene collecting only 2 bags of litter.




Photos of some of this work along with others can be seen on the July Photo Page.










 




Works Diary for June



This month has mainly been general maintenance with some clearing and planting.


The heavy rain we have had this month has limited some of the work we had planned.


Coquet Park First School came along and planted up the wild flower plugs they had grown for us, we have also planted up trays from Marine Whitley Lodge First School as they were not able to attend.


The Tynemouth and Whitley Bay Soroptomists had planned to help with our conservation work but this was cancelled because of heavy rain.


The annual Bio Blitz was completed this month in dry weather, but we had a very strong breeze throughout the day.



In the Upper Reach the steps and footpaths have been cleared of any overgrowth, and a start has been made on removing the excessive amount of hogweed on the north bank.


Some wild flower plugs have been planted in the new and totem glades.



In the Upper Middle Reach the steps and footpaths have been cleared of any overgrowth.


Some wild flower plugs have been planted along the north bank.



In the Upper Lower Reach wild flower plugs have been planted by us and pupils from Coquet Park First School.


We have also dug out some rapeseed that was growing in the meadow areas.



On the Dene Top we have cleared the overgrowth along the fence line on Ashly Drive and from around the observation platform.


We have also cut back the grass around the car park and approach road.


The overgrowth around the seats along the main footpath has also been cut back.



Throughout the month we have litter picked the whole of the dene collecting only 1.5 bags of litter.



Photos of some of this work along with others can be seen on the June Photo Page.
















 











Works Diary for  August



This month’s work has mostly been general maintenance with the clearing of excessive growth from varies areas in the dene.


We did have a small team collecting Yellow Rattle from along the dene top.


With a few of our volunteers on holiday this month we have still put in 168 hours of work in the dene.


The Tynemouth and Whitley Bay Soroptomists, volunteered a morning work and gave a hand planting up the remaining wild flowers from our propagator trays.



In the Upper Reach we have been digging out dock weeds and hogweed, and cutting back bramble and honey suckle in the woodland areas.


The steps and the footpath down the lower dene have also been cut back.



In the Middle Reach the southern footpath has been cleared of any overgrowth and the burn at the west end near the dam has been cleared of all excessive growth.


Bramble and honey suckle in the woodland areas have been cut back.



In the Lower Reach the crazy paved path has been cleared of all overgrowth.


Bramble and honey suckle have been cut back, and the remaining wild flower plugs have been planted.



Dene Top we have cleared along the natural walkways at the west end, dug out some dock weeds.


Yellow rattle seeds have been collected and some wild flower plugs have been planted.



Throughout the month we have litter pick the whole of the dene collecting only 3 bags of litter.

his month has mainly been general maintenance with some clearing and planting.



Photos of some of this work along with others can be seen on the August Photo Page.



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