Community Work Party
at Thrupp Lake
25th August 2010
The shelter is taking shape at Thrupp Lake but wasn't complete for the work party on the 25th August to use for their meal break.
It was a glorious day after the rain the night before, and the gate was on the top of the list. Painted in Sherwood Green by a team of four people, has made the entrance start to look as if someone cares. A further coat of paint is being delayed whilst decisions are made about the final requirements for the entrance gate. Sadly a few insects decided to land on it whilst the paint was still wet - but that is one of the joys of the countryside.
During the lunchbreak the work party collected a huge amount of blackberries from the tennis court - these were to have been removed earlier but were homes to dozens of nesting birds. The removal has been delayed until after the nesting season is over, and the blackberries area bonus for the volunteers who visited to help.
The brambles were cleared on the byway next to the Bullfield entrance. A new fence, like the one already installed is planned to replace the wire netting fence which is there at present. Having cleared the brambles, it has made the lake visible from the byway and the stunning views which were hidden from view are now very much apparent to those using the lane.
The next working party dates are:
Friday 8th October 2010
Friday 19th November 2010