WP-12Oct2017

WP-12Oct2017

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 cut a path that had become overgrown. On the other side of that field the path had become obstructed by branches from a tree growing from Moore's lane into the field, the branches were cut and the path cleared. In the B&B area another buddleia was planted and some general tidying up done. Ivy was cut from a large ash tree at the top of Moore's lane so that the state of the tree can be checked once the ivy has died off. 3 small dead trees near the picnic area were cut down. Last but not least, chipping the paths continued although we now have very little chippings left and we're not sure when we will get another delivery. 

With coffee today we had hot sausage rolls and mince pies, how Christmassy, from Betty for no reason at all. Happy Non-Birthday Betty, Ho Ho Ho!   

In David's listen up today he thanked Betty for the sausage rolls & mince pies, he mentioned the resurfacing work going on on the main path, which should be finished by the end of tomorrow. On Monday morning we had the annual tree inspection, there is quite a lot of tree work to do in Gunton Wood again this year but fortunately very little to do in Foxburrow or the green space inbetween. Saturday morning workparties will begin at the end of October and will tackle some of the tree inspection work. David congratulated Christine & Greg on their forthcoming marriage in St. Peter's church this Saturday. On a slightly sadder note David announced that John & Julie Moore were thinking of giving up their work in Moore's lane, if not completely then certainly cutting down dramatically and handing back the responsibility for managing that area. Hopefully, John & Julie will guide us in our attempts to manage it, although I doubt we can do as good a job as they have done over the years.

By John Dickerson on October 12th, 2017