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Works Diary


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 December


December has been a month of cutting and clearing.

 

Both the upper and lower dene was litter picked before Christmas.

 


In the Upper Reach we have completed raking up and clearing along the north bank and the south side of the footpath.


Two trees which had fallen into the burn near the culvert were removed from the water course.


Wind damaged branches on some of the trees were also removed.


This area was also litter picked.

 


In the Middle Reach the overgrowth on the crazy paved path to the stone seat was cleared, and wind damaged branches on some of the trees were also removed.


This area was also litter picked.

 


In the Lower Reach the overgrowth on the crazy paved path at the east end was cleared, and some of the trees were pruned back by North Tyneside Council Staff.


This area was also litter picked.

 

On the Dene Top the new western glade and some areas along the south side of the main footpath were cut back ready for sowing.


A start has been made on digging out the bramble runners from within the wild flower areas.


This area was also litter picked.



5 bags of Litter were collected this month.



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



















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.

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



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




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