Thanks to those who were able to join us again last Saturday. Although we were a very small group we managed to clear most of the remaining saplings and continued cut back the hedge.
As before we used all the vegetation we had removed to build a dead hedge along the B1049 boundary. This hedge serves several purposes. It not only uses up our waste material, it also provides a refuge for wildlife, creates a barrier screen and helps to absorb the traffic noise. So a good win all round.
We still have a little more clearance work to do, but we will definitely be planting and mulching the trees this Saturday. For info we have two Hornbeams, two purple plums and two Chinese Red Birch trees so lots of year round interest.
As usual all tools and refreshments (and biscuits! ) will be provided. Just bring yourself and your enthusiasm. Also sturdy shoes and thick gardening gloves are recommended, but I do have some spare gloves if needed.
Hope to see you there!
It was great to see those who could join us yesterday at the Cemetery. We tackled the hardest section first, but managed to make a huge impact. Thank you and I hope any thorns you may have caught aren’t still bothering you.
We also used all the vegetation we had removed to build a dead hedge along the B1049 boundary. This hedge serves several purposes. It not only uses up our waste material, it also provides a refuge for wildlife, creates a barrier screen and helps to absorb the traffic noise. So a good win all round.
We’ll meet up once again on Saturday at 9:30am and will be working inside the Cemetery (nearer the entrance this time) on the Holly hedge along Mill Lane.
I’ll bring the new trees with me this time so we can hopefully get them positioned and planted.
As usual all tools and refreshments will be provided. Just bring yourself and your enthusiasm. Also sturdy shoes and thick gardening gloves recommended, but I do have some spare gloves.
Hope to see you there!
Snaps from our session clearing ivy at the cemetery on the 10th of Feb are now available in our flickr album –
I’ve just received confirmation that the trees for the Cemetery will be delivered next week….. So that means we’ll be meeting up this Saturday to prepare the area for planting. Firstly we need to clear ivy, sapling Ash and Sycamores and trim back the hedge. We’ll also need to mark out the positions for 6 new trees. With a bit of luck we’ll get that done so next week we can dig the holes and plant them.
Hopefully we’ll have some scouts to assist us. They have already been busy building bird boxes.
We’ll meet up at 9:30am and will be working inside the Cemetery (near the entrance) by the Holly hedge along Mill Lane.
As usual all tools and refreshments will be provided. Just bring yourself and your enthusiasm. Hope to see you there.
SANTA IS BACK!
Santa’s arriving at the Crossing Keepers Hut on Saturday 2nd and your help is needed to ensure his Grotto is ready for him to distribute his gifts to the children.
The event starts at 5:45pm but there’s lots to do beforehand so the enviro.volunteers will be having a working party from 9:30am. If you can come and help for any amount of time at any stage of the day that would be great.
There’s lots to do….
We need to erect the scaffold for the tree, fit the windows, cover the igloo, put up any ropes required for decorations, hang the icicle and festoon lights, prepare the fire pits and spread any chippings if we have any.
We’ll break for teas and stop for lunch when hopefully I can return with more stuff so we can put up the decorations in the hut, build the little Christmas tree, put out the reindeer, erect the gazebos, dig in the cables etc.
All help at any time during the day will be much appreciated.
There'll be an enviro.volunteer working party THIS Saturday 20th May at
9:30 in Homefield Park where there are plenty of chippings for us to spread.
Hopefully the current changeable weather will be kind to us, although we'll
be working under the tree canopy so we should be ok.
I've only had a couple of responses from last week's email so hopefully a
few more will be able to join us.
I'd also like to ask if anyone is available for a working party at The
Coppice some time next weekend. It's a bank holiday weekend so we could be
flexible on date/time depending on preferences.
As usual all tools and refreshments are provided. We just need you and your
Looking forward to seeing you on Saturday.
Doctors Close Pocket Park.
We’ll continue with laying down some chippings as mulching for both the old and new hedges. If numbers and time allow we’ll also clear ivy and create a pedestrian access beside the new gateway.
See you there 😊
We were lucky with the weather on Sunday so had a great walk and lunch for our anniversary….but now we’re back to the Green Gym.
This Saturday we’ll be in the Doctors Close Pocket Park from 9:30-11:30am. There are plenty of different jobs to do such as spreading chippings, ivy clearance, hedge work, clearing branches etc… so something for everyone.
As usual all tools and refreshments provided, we just need you!
Hope you can join us.
Many thanks to everyone who turned out to visit, sing and welcome Santa as he visited the Crossing Keeper’s hut again this year.
A short video montage is available here –
Lights kindly provided by Pulsar Light of Cambridge Ltd. – http://pulsarlight.com/
In preparation for Santa’s visit there are lots of tasks that need to be done. If anyone can spare an hour or two it really will be a lot of help.
9:45am – 1pm Help needed to set up the stage, build the Christmas Tree frame, tidy some vegetation, cover the igloo, put up the all the hanging lights, fit the windows, prepare logs, erect gazebos.
2:00 – 17:30 – Decorate the stage area, install & test the lights & inflatables, bury cables, set up the glow trail, decorate the grotto, set up & light the fires
After 7:45pm (ish) – Take down all decorations, dismantle tree, pack up igloo cover, remove, clean and pack lighting fixtures & cables, extinguish and remove fires.