|Again all the recent rain forced a change of plans. This time we met at Blunden Hall and as the grass area between there and Houseman Road was completely flooded, so we widened and made more usable a path through the trees bordering the grassland. This path had been in use previously but meant climbing over and under various obstacles so we cleared these and figured out a way around the deepest water. Along the way we identified an area of bramble that could be cleared on a later work party to create a wild flower area or butterfly glade.
A lot of rubbish was cleared from under the trees and the path from Blunden Hall to St John’s Road was also cleared of litter. Brambles growing through the metal railings onto the pavement at Grove Road were also cut back.
As we are not a group that singles out impressive work by individual volunteers, just like last month when Hilda, Jim and Philip went, both literally and figuratively, the extra mile but didn’t get a mention; this month there will be no mention of Joy who not only collected most of the rubbish, but also with Dave took it all away as well. Sorry folks but we don’t single people out like that.
Many thanks to the 10 people who braved the rain and extremely wet conditions to make this a very worthwhile task.