Monday 13 February

Fourteen members turned up for work today.

Three went to Hutcliffe Wood to clear a fallen oak which was blocking the upwards path at the Abbey Lane end then on to clear holly to create more light for bluebells etc near the Monkey Bumps.

Six members cut back holly in Little Wood Bank, having received permission from the Council. The tall trees up from the middle of the bottom path were targeted to allow more light to reach the ground.  Leaves were also raked from the adjoining section of the bottom path. Afterwards there was an inspection of the path down to Twentywell Lane. It looked like being a big job so needed to be raised with the Public Right of Way Office.

Four members headed to the path around the meadow from the top of the Cobble Path. Hedges had started to encroach so we trimmed holly, hawthorn and brambles reaching as far as Alan’s seat. Another morning session should take us to the Nettle Patch to finish the job.

That leaves one, who as usual picked litter.