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Storm Repairs

Friday, October 11th 2019

After the recent heavy downpours and high winds the cascading ponds were in need of some TLC.

More boulders were added to the tops of the dams to prevent the clay from being washed out.

Stones at the base of the structures were also added to. This work was done during a welcome dry spell while the levels were low. Since then more heavy rain has put the newly landscaped structures to the test.

As usual the team worked well together and the results have been a success.

Not far from the pools, a large bough of an old Oak tree had partly fallen and was dangerously overhanging a pathway. Using a pole saw, Ian carefully removed the dying limb to make the area safe again.


The branch and the brash were made into a new habitat pile close to the original tree.


Whilst working here, Gerry noticed another job for the list! The steps into the Hazel avenue had rotted and needed to be replaced.

Where possible the timber from the Oak tree was used to make the new step edging.

Everybody chipped in and by the end of the day the steps were as good as new!

Our sincere thanks to all of the volunteers who helped to carry out these 'extra' unforeseen but essential projects.


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