Monday 30 January

Twelve members turned up at the Barn this morning – a breezy but relatively mild and sunny January morning.

One went to collect litter, starting around the ponds

Three headed to the orchard where they were installing the bench for a new seat there. Unfortunately, the railway sleepers which formed the support for the bench top proved rather harder than expected which bent nails and needed a strong drill bit. Eventually the seat was installed and tried out as shown in the picture.

Eight headed to the Round Walk on leaf clearance duties.  Such was the endeavours of this group that the path was more or less cleared of leaves (until the wind started blowing again) from John’s Steps almost as far as the Nettle Patch path. We also cleared the Postman’s Path up to the Hall boundary.