On Tuesday 5th December the BVC volunteers joined Stuart and I at Wharf Plantation, Wellesley Woodlands. Stuart disappeared off into the main bit of woodland with some volunteers to widen the track as it’s tricky to fit a truck and trailer down here, and be able to turn it around. This will enable us to do future work in the centre of the wood far easier than before.
The rest of the volunteers stayed with me just off the car park to remove an old bit of fence that Bobbie had uncovered earlier in the year on an previous task, and install a new one to match the one behind the car park itself. This proved to be more of a challenge than we expected. The old fence came out easily enough, with the wood heading for the Wood Gnomes…
… but then we discovered that the ground underneath was made up mostly of bricks and flint! This made the digging very hard, slow work.
But this didn’t deter the volunteers, who kept at it, carefully making sure the posts were the correct distance apart for the rails and that the posts were upright and secure.
In the end we didn’t get chance to finish the fence in one go so Paul and Mike kindly volunteered to come back out again the next day to help Sam, Bobbie and Jenny to finish the fence.
Thank you to everyone who came out to help. The whole area looks so much better now.