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 "bomb-pit" to tidy up after some trees had been felled yesterday. The Church, who own the land, were worried that a couple of trees being used as swings were looking as if they could fall so asked us to remove them. A tent that had been abandoned in the "wild wood" was dragged out and disposed of and the entrance to the area closed off. The tent had been found a few months ago but we thought we would wait before disposing of it just in case anyone was using it. We cleared the main path of leaves again, using the blower and broom. Duck weed and leaves were cleared off the pond yet again, another job that is always on-going at this time of year. We also did a quick check of young trees planted along the main path, to see if any had died, removing stakes and guards. We will replace them with young trees from our nursery.
With coffee today we had a lovely selection of cakes from Richard and some biscuits provided by Ollie. Unfortunately, Richard could not be with us today as he was invigilating - must be exam time for some. Another perk of getting old, no more exams - just lots of medical tests!!
In David's listen up he thanked Richard & Sheila for the cakes, he mentioned that we only had 25 calendars left for sale. He reminded us of the litter pick on the 11th and that Tesco would very kindly, once again, provide us with refreshments and a raffle prize. Next week 10 of the members would be taking a first aid course in St. Peter's church annexe, 10am for coffee with a 10.30am start. This meant the workparty next week will be reduced numbers. In a couple of weeks the hedge around the wildflower meadow will need cutting. Then there was a brief discussion about possible venues for the Christmas meal at the end of Jan or beginning of Feb.