Last year extending the area that we maintain as low-cut scrub surrounding Hawley Meadows car park, has been really effective at reducing anti-social behaviour and making the site feel much more welcoming to visitors. So yesterday the volunteers tackled the last remaining tall car park scrub at the far end by the corral.
With plenty of signs, cones and the truck protecting the us on the road slope, we removed the lower tree branches to lift the canopies and open up the view underneath. Meanwhile most volunteers set to work clearing the bramble and dogwood by the car park.
As a welcome surprise Philippa and her two daughters chatted to the volunteers then offered to help out in exchange for mince pies. Thank you to everyone for all their hard work that has made a real improvement to Hawley Meadows.