The volunteers headed out on Tuesday to the new Swan Lake Park in Yateley. We are working on behalf of Yateley Town Council to manage this site west of Swan Lane, on the site of the former mushroom farm. There is a central lake, allotments and two meadows which we have seeded with 30m3 of local wildflower hay. The group worked really well with 15 volunteers completing seven jobs, including removing redundant fences, cutting paths and relocating a bridge. Despite the tropical hail storm, everyone kept fuelled up with tea and biscuits and Katy showed off her fencing skills.
The next day staff and Dannie (a student from Merrist Wood) went down to fell dangerous trees around the lake. There’s a lot of work yet to do to make the site safe and accessible, but it’s great to crack on with it. We’re hoping to open the new sparkly Swan Lake Park to the public at Easter.