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Works Diary




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 March/April




Over the last two months the weather been a little up and down, but we have been able to stick to our plans for these two months.

 

One of the best days we had was for the “Keep Britain Tidy’s” “Big Spring Clean”, we collected 20 bags of litter from the links and the beach.

 

In the Upper Reach we have completed the spring sowing of wild flower seeds in selected areas and also planted some yellow rattle plugs on the north bank.


We have cleared some of the overgrowth from sides of burn


This area has also been littered picked over the two months.


 

In the Middle Reach we have completed the spring sowing of wild flower seeds in selected areas and also planted some yellow rattle plugs on the north bank and the meadow area.


We have cleared the overgrowth from sides of burn, and completed a spring cut along the side of the main footpath.


This area has also been littered picked over the two months.


 

In the Lower Reach we have completed a spring cut in the meadow areas and along the side of the main footpath.


We have cleared the overgrowth from sides of burn, and dug out some bramble runners from the north bank.


This area has also been littered picked over the two months, especially around the picnic tables during the Easter holidays.


 

On the Dene Top additional sow of wild flower seed was done in some areas, and bramble runners dug out from along the northern edge.


New slabs have been laid at the top of the eastern steps and work has been done on clearing around the carpark and the approach road.


This area has also been littered picked over the two months.



8 bags of Litter were collected during these months, most of it being beer cans and broken bottles.



Photos of some of this work along can be seen on the March/April Photo Page.







 



















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 skipand the whole of the dene top has been litter picked.



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





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