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Works Diary


Works Diary for  May



The weather has been on our side for a change, and we have been able to catch up on some of our planned maintenance.


We also had the judge for the Green Flag this month, so 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.



In the Upper Reach the hedge line on the northern bank has been cut back and cleared, and a small area at the bottom of the steps was cleared of unwanted plants last year has now been forked over and sown.


The brambles and growth along the sides of the northwest footpath have also been trimmed back and the burn has twice been cleared of rubbish that had been washed in from upstream.



In the Middle Reach the refuge areas alongside the burn have been cut back and the brambles and growth along the sides of main track down from the upper dene has been cut back and cleared. 



In the Lower Reach the refuge areas alongside the burn have been cut back and cleared and all rubbish removed from the burn.



On the Dene Top additional wild flowers seeds have been sown along the south side of the main footpath and wood chippings have been laid along the natural walkways at the west end.


The inside of the wooden fence at the east end has also been painted this month.

 

4.5 bags of Litter were collected this month.




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



he weather has been on our side for a change, and we have been able to catch up on some of our planned maintenance.











 





 



Works Diary for April


The weather has been on our side for a change, and we have been able to catch up on some of our planned maintenance.


We also had the judge for the Green Flag this month, so 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.



In the Upper Reach the hedge line on the northern bank has been cut back and cleared, and a small area at the bottom of the steps was cleared of unwanted plants last year has now been forked over and sown.


The brambles and growth along the sides of the northwest footpath have also been trimmed back and the burn has twice been cleared of rubbish that had been washed in from upstream.



In the Middle Reach the refuge areas alongside the burn have been cut back and the brambles and growth along the sides of main track down from the upper dene has been cut back and cleared. 



In the Lower Reach the refuge areas alongside the burn have been cut back and cleared and all rubbish removed from the burn.



On the Dene Top additional wild flowers seeds have been sown along the south side of the main footpath and wood chippings have been laid along the natural walkways at the west end.


The inside of the wooden fence at the east end has also been painted this month.

 

4.5 bags of Litter were collected this month.




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





















 









 










Works Diary for June



I have missed two to three weeks this month with illness, but all the planned work has gone ahead as normal.


The two information boards that were damage have been repaired and resifted in their original places in the lower dene, and the willow fence in the upper reach has been rebuilt.


We have started work on sorting out the stones that were ripped out of the stone seat at the west end of the lower dene, and these will be cemented back into place next month


The high winds we had for a couple of days this month only brought down a couple of small branches, these have been cleared away.



In the Upper Reach the willow fence has been rebuilt and work has started on sorting out the stones for the stone seat.


Tree brash has been cleared from the footpaths and the whole area has been litter picked during the month.



In the Middle Reach the two information boards have been cemented into place.


Tree brash has been cleared from the footpaths and the whole area has been litter picked during the month.



In the Lower Reach tree brash has been cleared from the footpaths and the whole area has been litter picked during the month.



Dene Top we have had 4 sessions of planting wild flower plugs along the south side of the main footpath, and we have completed clearing around the edges of the car park and the steps at the east end.


 

3 bags of Litter were collected this month.



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




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