The volunteers have been hard at work at Queen Elizabeth Park which lies just north of Farnborough Station. This old parkland has lots of mature beech and oak trees, but has become swamped in laurel and rhododendron which surpresses the native vegetation and wildlife.
Keen to make the park more welcoming to visitors we worked on the south east entrance from the Farnborough Road and Highgate Lane crossroads, cutting back the sight lines and clearing overhanging trees from the street light. At the next path junction into Queen Elizabeth Park we cut back a vista to encourage visitors to explore the woodland (photos).
Waiting for the fire to die down, everyone did a sterling job litter picking in the afternoon, removing 14 bags of rubbish that were sorted so half can be recycled. A special thank you to Mike and Laura who popped back to check the fire. It was lovely to receive so many kind words of thanks from walkers in the sunshine.