This morning was spent in surveying the area for tasks that needed attention. Most of our patch was covered by two teams.
The grills on the middle pond were also cleared of debris; and one of the group picked litter from around the ponds and Beauchief Drive .
The following tasks were identified:
Lower path in Park Bank Wood
Revetment replacement on the path past Tony’s Steps – approx.. 12m length with 10 stobs.
Upper path from Bocking Lane end
Revetment required near where paths meet before going down steps to road – approx. 3m and 3 stobs.
Revetment required as continuation from where we diverted revetment round tree last week – approx. 10m and 10 stobs.
More surfacing on path where placed last week.
Tidy up steps to eliminate any trip hazards on steps.
Upper path from other end to Tony’s Steps
2 steps need replacing and one needs new stob.
John’s Step’s (off Holly Path)
Revetment required – approx. 3m and 4 stobs.
2x stobs required on 4th step up.
Move some of the trees to give others more room and clear around the saplings.
Little Wood Bank
Footpath behind driving range
Muddy after wet weather, with large puddle at Rec end, and smaller ones in furrows towards Elwood Rd end.
Hole arising from sett bordering path.
SYBG to address, with BEG help as needed.
Bench top needs replacement
Possible BAG action
Footpath along side of driving range
Muddy after wet weather towards Bradway Road entrance.
Little Wood Bank Gorse Patch
Brambles need trimming back
Clearance can be done any
Diagonal path between top and bottom of wood
Path has running water after wet weather draining from surrounding hillside. Path also muddy after wet weather due to soft ground towards bottom.
Footpath along bottom of wood
Twentywell Lane steps muddy.
Short section above steps eroded.
Wait for response from Sam Beaton.
Will need considerable infill
Short section above occasional stream narrow. Stream could do with some clearance by small bridge
Remove encroaching vegetation and also Leylandii nearer Twetywell
Towards Beauchief Drive, path muddy after wet weather due to water draining down hillside and descending white steps. Drainage slits on steps often blocked. Water also collects in furrows. Small channels from path towards golf course help drainage.
Clear existing channels, dig new ones, lay hardcore.
Help Tom Collier to tidy up work done in February.
Wait for response from Tom.
High Wood, Ladies Spring Wood and Nether Wood
Footpath along top of wood from Holly Path
One of John’s Steps broken.
Fred’s seat bench is rotting like one in Nether
Repair broken step.
One of several that need new seats
Area between path and deer park fence largely bare earth, as no clear route from Nature Park to John’s Steps.
Establish one or more routes using logs or revetments. Tricky as children will take the shortest route to the fence
Continuing along top, section following Postman’s Steps often muddy, with path falling away down hillside and official route sometimes unclear.
Lay hardcore and insert revetments if practicable.
After route shared with Round Walk, much of path can be very muddy, with widening and alternative routes. Some scope for drainage channels but hardcore needed.
Lay hardcore, dig drainage channels if practicable.
Path beyond Round Walk needs scrape and surfacing
Scrape and lay hardcore
Fallen leaves in places, and broken revetments, particularly either side of Postman’s Steps.
Clear leaves. Repair / replace revetments – estimated 11 new pieces needed.
After diverting from path along top, Round Walk goes downhill with alternative routes to long steps. Some accumulated mud on steps.
Possibly lay hardcore above steps. Scrape steps.
Fifth step from bottom broken.
Near nettle patch, short flight of steps through first gap in wall disused as surface worn away.
Lay hardcore if practicable.
See if any remaining snow damage.
Buddleia in centre of Meadow needs attention after damage
Some overhanging branches on circular walk
Tidy up as necessary.
See if any replacement needed in orchard or small meadow.
Replace from tree nursery or other sources as necessary (Tom offered to get replacements for orchard, following his pruning there).
Ray Morris’s seat top is unsteady and rotting
Bench attention or replacment
Much surface water above tarmac after rain, particularly large puddles between gates on either side of golf course. Presumably AGC responsibility.
Possibly discuss better drainage with AGC in long-term.
Continue job started several weeks ago.