WoodChips

  1. WP-18Jan2018

    By John Dickerson on January 18th, 2018

    WP-18Jan2018

    Strong winds in the early hours of this morning meant not too many turned up today. It also meant lots of work to do in the wood, with large branches and trees blown down around the wood. With coffee today we had lovely homemade sausage rolls …

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  2. WP-13Jan2018

    By John Dickerson on January 13th, 2018

    WP-13Jan2018

    We had a good workparty this morning. There were 10 workers out and we cleared the ditch using a block and tackle. Hard work but only a section of the large trunk left now but it cannot be rolled back into the ditch.

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  3. WP-11Jan2018

    By John Dickerson on January 11th, 2018

    A grey, dull, damp morning but still we had several out working. We had a group working on path edging - replacing some of the rotted logs with fresh logs from our recent storm, a group at the PwH's end of the ditch clearing all the debris that had …

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  4. WP-06Jan2018

    By John Dickerson on January 10th, 2018

    WP-06Jan2018

    It was all hands and chainsaw to the deck on Saturday when many of the guys were down the main path attempting to remove a large oak tree from the ditch. A lot has been removed but there is still more to be done.

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  5. WP-04Jan2018

    By John Dickerson on January 4th, 2018

    Sadly, today's work was cancelled due to poor weather conditions.

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  6. WP-28Dec2017

    By John Dickerson on December 29th, 2017

    With today's workparty falling between Christmas and New Year we only had 12 workers out. It was a fine but cold morning so we quickly set to work to warm us up. A team got started on the new heap of chippings and spread them along the side paths. …

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  7. WP-21Dec2017

    By John Dickerson on December 21st, 2017

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    Despite it being damp and misty with light rain we had a good number turn up for work today. We had a sick cherry tree that we have been monitoring for the last few years and it was decided to cut it down, we removed the side branches first and then …

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  8. WP-14Dec2017

    By John Dickerson on December 14th, 2017

    A bright but cold day today with a little light snow on the ground so only a small group out.  A team worked putting the metal barrier in down at PwH's gate. This part of the project is now finished, only a few cosmetic touches needed when we have …

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  9. WP-09Dec2017

    By John Dickerson on December 9th, 2017

    The team continued the work in the churchyard. Finishing off the west fence which was cleared of ivy and growth.  The rest of the group started on the tree inspection work around the wood.  The dead elm near the shed had to be pulled down because …

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  10. WP-07Dec2017

    By John Dickerson on December 7th, 2017

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    Storm Caroline hit us during the night and the winds were still with us this morning. However, 19 brave volunteers worked until the rain started just after 10am when we decided to have an early coffee break. The fence panels at the main gate were …

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  11. WP-30Nov2017

    By John Dickerson on November 30th, 2017

    WP-30Nov2017

    Sadly, today's work was cancelled due to poor weather conditions.

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  12. WP-23Nov2017

    By John Dickerson on November 23rd, 2017

    WP-23Nov2017

    Not too many out today, perhaps put off by the prospect of the rain that never materialised. The 5-bar gate was installed at the Pleasurewood Hill's end of the main path, we had put the gate posts in last week in anticipation, the gate did need a …

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  13. WP-18Nov2017

    By John Dickerson on November 20th, 2017

    There were 12 workers out for the first Saturday workparty this Autumn including a new member, Trevor.  Working in St. Peter's churchyard, we cut back the southern boundary 2 feet into the wood adding the spoils to habitats.  There is still some …

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  14. WP-16Nov2017

    By John Dickerson on November 16th, 2017

    WP-16Nov2017

    A good workparty today with about 25 of us out working. Anglia Water had offered to dig out the 2 holes for the posts for the 5-bar gate. When we arrived they had dug one down to 2 feet deep and just started the other. We got the two holes dug …

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  15. WP-09Nov2017

    By John Dickerson on November 9th, 2017

    WP-09Nov2017

    A smaller than usual workparty today, partially due to the fact that 10 members were doing a St. John Ambulance certificated first aid course in St. Peter's annexe from 10am to 1.30pm. Out in the wood - we had a small gang chipping paths, a bit of …

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  16. WP-02Nov2017

    By John Dickerson on November 2nd, 2017

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    Lots of people out today and we were spread all over the area, a gang of men went down to Pleasurewood Hills to install a fence - PwH's provided the materials and we will install it. We managed to get about 6 posts in today.  A few went into the …

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  17. WP-26Oct2017

    By John Dickerson on October 26th, 2017

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    Half term this week which meant we had young Will with us as well as a very good turnout of grown-ups. We had some of the group chipping paths. The fence we started last week, down near Pleasurewood Hill's entrance, needed to be completed and we now …

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  18. WP-19Oct2017

    By John Dickerson on October 19th, 2017

    WP-19Oct2017

    A lot going on today, especially on the main path, tidying up after the resurfacing. We had a signpost to replace at the Pleasurewood Hills end, we also needed to put a fence up around the culvert at that end of the path. We had been left a pile of …

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  19. WP-12Oct2017

    By John Dickerson on October 12th, 2017

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    A bright sunny morning brought plenty of workers out and with such a long job-list we were pleased to see them. Colin Fitt had his sit-on mower out to cut the wildflower meadow, a few of the guys went into the PwH's field with strimmer and mowers to …

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  20. TreeInspect2017

    By John Dickerson on October 9th, 2017

    This morning 4 GWCP members met with Robert Slarke from Waveney Norse for our annual tree inspection. We walked through St. Peter's churchyard, Gunton Wood, Foxburrow Wood and the green space inbetween. An interesting 3 hour walk. Robert did say …

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  21. WP-5Oct2017

    By John Dickerson on October 5th, 2017

    Despite the strong wind and threats of rain many workers turned up today. The marjority decided to chip paths as we had a new heap of chippings. Also, path edging work continued. With coffee today we had hot suasage rolls and a lovely selection of …

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  22. WP-28Sep2017

    By John Dickerson on September 28th, 2017

    Sadly, today's work was cancelled due to poor weather conditions.

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  23. WP-21Sep2017

    By John Dickerson on September 21st, 2017

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    A warmer morning than expected today, which was a very pleasant surprise. We had a long list of jobs so plenty of choice for everyone. Ken & David continued painting the sheds with preservative. We borrowed Barry's leaf blower to help clear …

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  24. FirstAidTalk

    By John Dickerson on September 14th, 2017

    FirstAidTalk

    This Thursday instead of our usual working in the wood we had a one hour talk on first aid given by St. John's Ambulance. Most of our usual workers were at St. Peter's church annexe at 10am. We started with refreshments - tea, coffee, biscuits. The …

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  25. Bingo 2017

    By John Dickerson on September 8th, 2017

    Another well attended evening for the annual GWCP Bingo Fish & Chips event in St. Benedict's Hall last night. Around 67 members and friends sat down for 8 games of bingo with fish & chips at half time, delivered by David. The fish & …

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  26. WP-7Sep2017

    By John Dickerson on September 7th, 2017

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    We had a long list of jobs to do today, priority was given to the wildflower meadow, cutting it and raking up the grass. This, along with the secet garden and the B&B area, cutting and raking off will be our priority until it is completed. We …

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  27. WP-31Aug2017

    By John Dickerson on August 31st, 2017

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    A lovely sunny morning and we had a long list of jobs to do, some we completed, some will be completed later, some didn't get started and one was completed before we arrived! We had intended to have another go at removing a large branch stuck high …

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  28. WP-24Aug2017

    By John Dickerson on August 24th, 2017

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    After the disappointment of last week's workparty being cancelled due to the weather, we were keen to get started on the jobs list. Today we were greeted with the sight of a brand new shed, our third. This also added to our growing job list as it …

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  29. WP-17Aug2017

    By John Dickerson on August 17th, 2017

    Sadly, today's work was cancelled due to poor weather conditions.

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  30. WP-10Aug2017

    By John Dickerson on August 10th, 2017

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    Today we had a large group clearing out the ditch, starting at the bridge at PwH's end of the main path, when that was running OK we then moved up level with the pit and started working our way down towards PwH, this will take a few weeks to …

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