We had lovely weather for working today and, despite having some here that we haven't seen for a while, our numbers were down because of holidays. However, we managed to get a lot done. A tree near the coffee area was replanted as it looked like it was suffering. The ditch down near Pleasurewood Hills was unblocked again and dug out further. Overhanging branches at the back of number 55 Stubbs Wood were cut back. Cutting the wildflower meadow was finished off. Our original shed from way back was emptied, sorted and tidied. The bench opposite the B&B area was removed as it's legs had rotted, it was taken away to be fixed. Gaurds and stakes from dead trees were retrieved. The wood chippings heap was tidied up. We did a litter pick around the wood. Pallets were moved to the nursery area, these will be used to make a "Bug House" down near the B&B area. Again someone had found remnants of a fire in the "bomb pit" and had kindly brought out the smouldering remains which we dealt with.
With coffee today we had a lovely selection homemade cakes and sausage rolls from young Max with some help from his mum Liz no doubt!
David thanked Liz & Max for the cakes and sausage rolls and then went on to list the work we had done today. He also talked about the forthcoming trips to the Bury St Edmund's Christmas Fayre and to Snape, both trips are already full. He told us about a meeting he had earlier this week with Pleasurewood Hills, Essex & Suffolk Water and a few others. The water company will be doing major work at the Pleasurewood Hills end of the main path, starting in September. This will mean the closure of the path and diversions put in place. There will be a path laid to cut across from the concrete road at PwH's into the bottom of the field. The current bridge, which keeps blocking up, will be replaced with a new stronger bridge to take the heavy machinery. This work should take about 3 months. Finally, he asked if anyone wanted to take any bird boxes or bird feeders (or OHP trolley!) that he had found while clearing out the old shed.