Working Party Report - Saturday 15th June 2013
A few stout hearts gathered on an overcast morning to try and improve the vehicle path at the bottom end of the site, adjacent to the gun club. Wet weather conditions create a particularly muddy section with deep ruts where the tyres have worn down the roadway. We reduced the 'hump' section in the centre and distributed the spoil (along with some hardcore and bricks that we recycled from the tip site) in an attempt to level the worst part of that corner. We were also able to create a corner fence to denote the roadway from the bottom, most vulnerable plot (101). More work will be required in the coming months but we have certainly made some improvement.
The fencing project between the site and the golf course, which we also intended to look at, was not addressed on this working party. The reason is that, owing to the time of year, the shrubs, bushes and other growth is acting as a very adequate barrier and it seems unnecessary to cut foliage back just to replace it with fencing. However, as autumn approaches and the natural growth recedes, we should take that opportunity to reinforce the fencing.
John managed to hook up that water tank on plot 17, which was the last remaining task from last years duties. He was also able to replace the leaking tap on tank 109.
There was hope that some members of the working party might have been able to help top up the pond at the bottom of the site, as mentioned by Jean but, owing to the limited number of our workforce, this wasn't done.
As always, many thanks and much appreciation to those who made the contribution on Saturday and let's hope a few more of our members can spare those few hours that can make such a difference on our next working party date (TBA).