1. WP-3Aug2017

    By John Dickerson on August 3rd, 2017


    Today our work really summed up the maintenance we do in the wood, not all what we do but a varied cross section of our work. Fence fixing at the bottom of Moore's lane - we were lucky enough to once again have Oscar helping us with this as the …

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  2. WP-20Jly2017

    By John Dickerson on July 20th, 2017


    A warm and humid morning that threatened rain did not dampen our spirits, we had several teams working today.  There was some chipping of Moore’s Lane using the tractor and trailer as well as using the wheel barrows.   John and Julie Moore …

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  3. WP-13Jly2017

    By John Dickerson on July 13th, 2017

    We had a several teams working today.  A team went to Foxburrow Wood to pull Himalayan Balsam and clear the ditch at the End of Gainsborough drive. We hope that is now clear for this year.There was some chipping of Moore’s Lane using the tractor …

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  4. WP-6Jly2017

    By John Dickerson on July 6th, 2017

    We had a small team out today, there were different teams working as usual.  A team went to Foxburrow Wood to pull Himalayan Balsam and cut up a dead elm in the ditch at Monet Square. Also install a low fence at the bottom of the steps at Crome Walk …

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  5. WP-29Jun2017

    By John Dickerson on June 29th, 2017

    We had a small team out today there were different teams working as usual. A team was chipping the side paths. Another was fencing near the nature board.  The main job was to help John and Julie Moore and cut the edges down Moore's lane. We had 3 …

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  6. WP-22Jun2017

    By John Dickerson on June 22nd, 2017


    The recent hot spell has taken its toll on the wood. There is a sign of an early autumn on the ground with the undergrowth dying back. We need some rain badly. The promised thunder storm with heavy rain has proved a non event with just a sprinkle of …

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  7. WP-15Jun2017

    By John Dickerson on June 15th, 2017


    A slightly smaller work party today as there were a few members on holiday. Including David and Rosemary so there was no listen up in the usual format. But Carol and the team were around to serve teas and coffee. Cakes were supplied by Ken. There had …

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  8. WP-8Jun2017

    By John Dickerson on June 8th, 2017


    After the recent wind and rains, the weather today was a calm cloudy morning with some broken sunshine. There was plenty to do tidying up after the storms. There was a large ash tree that had been torn off further down the main lane which Waveney …

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  9. WP-1Jun2017

    By John Dickerson on June 1st, 2017


    Another fine and sunny morning and it was hot and humid.  Not such a large workparty today, it is half term so members are on holiday.Some vandalism in the wood on Tuesday evening. Some young children were in the wood around 8.45pm when a dog …

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  10. WP-25May2017

    By John Dickerson on May 25th, 2017


    A super morning weather-wise, which seemed to put us all in a very relaxed mood but there's always lots to do at this time of year. With everything growing so quickly now, it tends to be all hands to the pump to keep things under control. We worked …

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  11. WP-18May2017

    By John Dickerson on May 18th, 2017

    Another lovely day and lots of us out again. Lots of bits and pieces to do today, including - sorting out the ditch down at PwH, this will need to be finished off next week as it is blocked near the pit as well and the PwH's bridge needs the rods to …

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  12. WP-11May2017

    By John Dickerson on May 11th, 2017


    Finally, a lovely warm sunny morning, which brought lots of workers out to play. We started with the news that yet another dog bin had been set on fire and burnt out, we will try to get this replaced ASAP. We had lots to sort out today, continuing …

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  13. WP-4May2017

    By John Dickerson on May 4th, 2017


    Not too many out today but we did have Liz Denny and Alan Beaumont to boost the numbers. Later, we had an even bigger surprise when Colin Tyler, who left last week in an ambulance, visited us. We had all been worrying about Colin this week but I …

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  14. WP-27Apr2017

    By John Dickerson on April 27th, 2017


    It felt like a return to winter first thing this morning, probably why so many were away on holiday! However, we still had over 20 people out working. A group went over to finish off the railway path, hopefully, we won't have to revisit it for …

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  15. AGM 2017

    By John Dickerson on April 20th, 2017

    An excellent AGM last night, Wednesday April 19th, about 44 members turned up at 7pm for a 7.30 start.  Apart from the usual reports we had a guest speaker who showed a slide show of Lowestoft, now and then. A selection of very old views of areas of …

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  16. WP-20Apr2017

    By John Dickerson on April 20th, 2017


    A chilly start today but still a really good turnout. The pond fence repairs were completed today, a much stronger fence now. We continued to tidy up the logs around the wood, shifting them all to one spot until we decide how to use them. The …

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  17. WP-13Apr2017

    By John Dickerson on April 13th, 2017


    Today, because of school holidays, our numbers were swelled by those who can only make it along at these times. We had a surprise visit from Spencer, who left us a few years ago to go and study astro-physics at Hull university, we were very glad …

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  18. WP-6Apr2017

    By John Dickerson on April 6th, 2017


    We had visitors in the wood today, Waveney Norse were there (very early) to start the heavy tree work identified in the October tree inspection. They will be working in the wood a couple of days. We also had Ben turn up (not so early), Ben is the …

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  19. WP-30Mar2017

    By John Dickerson on March 30th, 2017


    A lovely morning for being outside, it really felt more like summer and less like winter, spring has definitely arrived! David had the tractor and trailer out today to shift chippings down to Moore's lane. It certainly holds a lot of chippings, …

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  20. PwH Sponsorship

    By John Dickerson on March 28th, 2017

    PwH Sponsorship

    This morning David met with Adam Noble of Pleasurewood Hills to receive a £1000 cheque! We are very pleased to have our neighbour, Pleasurewood Hills, continue to help us with our funding. Thank you from all of us at GWCP.     

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  21. WP-23Mar2017

    By John Dickerson on March 23rd, 2017


    Today we all worked in Foxburrow wood, a lovely sunny morning for working. We had several jobs to do there, so quickly split into small gangs to tackle the work. We had a ton of stones to be put on the muddiest parts of the path through the wood, …

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  22. WP-16Mar2017

    By John Dickerson on March 16th, 2017


    Another lovely spring-like morning and another good turnout for work. We had a new member join us today, another David! Our solar shed light had had the solar panel knocked off it's fittings this week and the fittings were broken. Fortunately, it …

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  23. WP-9Mar2017

    By John Dickerson on March 9th, 2017


    A lovely bright morning for working and we had a long list of jobs to do. We decided to cross one job off straight away! We had hoped to clean the bird boxes out before they started nesting but we were too late, they have already started. The …

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  24. WP-2Mar2017

    By John Dickerson on March 2nd, 2017


    Today was nearly all to do with clearing up after storm "Doris" but firstly we welcomed a new member, Kate, who was to prove quite an asset later when it came to shifting logs! Most of the group went down to the wildflower meadow to cut up and tidy …

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  25. WP-28Feb2017

    By John Dickerson on February 28th, 2017


    This morning a few of the men were out clearing the large branch across one of the pathways. The path is now reopened and we have lots of lovely new path edging!

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  26. WP-24Feb2017

    By John Dickerson on February 24th, 2017


    Although yesterday's workparty was cancelled due to storm "Doris", this morning a few of us checked the paths through the wood and cleared two trees that had fallen across paths. Unfortunately, we were not able to clear a much larger branch that …

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  27. WP-16Feb2017

    By John Dickerson on February 16th, 2017


    Today we all worked in Foxburrow Wood, we had several jobs to do, some we completed others we will finish later. We replaced a way-mark post that had been pulled out, this time we used postcrete to secure it. We started covering over the old wire …

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  28. WP-9Feb2017

    By John Dickerson on February 9th, 2017

    A bitterly cold easterly wind and the odd flake of snow did not stop our workers today, an excellent turnout considering the conditions. We managed to fix the broken fence at the end of Moore's lane, do a bit more on the fence around the wild wood, …

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  29. WP-2Feb2017

    By John Dickerson on February 2nd, 2017

    Weather-wise this morning was an excellent day for working in the wood.  David set about emptying and tidying the sheds and putting up a shelf that had been laying there for 20 years! Now doesn't that make you feel better about that job you've …

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  30. WP-26Jan2017

    By John Dickerson on January 26th, 2017

    Coldest day of the winter so far but that didn't stop lots turning up for work, and a lot of jobs to do today. We fitted a new solar powered light to the shed, did some work on our trailer, finished off shifting logs using the trolley-dolly with …

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