Sunday, December 2, 2012

Southern Town Park, 1st December 2012

Bramble bashing and a spot of litter picking at Southern Town Park were the order of the day for the ten volunteers that assembled at the football club car park, Lambrick Way.   

Being the first day of December, the weather had taken a rather crisp and chilly turn.  The day had begun with a frost, but was thankfully dry.  Areas of Southern Town Park and the surrounding area were somewhat flooded from recent heavy rain, but the South-Eastern corner of the field where we concentrated our activities were dry underfoot.

The group made their way to the work-site either on foot or by car, with the vehicles parked up in a lay-by in Peep-o-Day Lane so that we just had to transport the tools a short distance.  

Upon arrival, it was apparent that the council had failed to collect the piles of green waste from our last session here at the end of October!  Hopefully they will soon be cleared, particularly as they are now somewhat larger than they were.

Everyone was eager to get moving and make a start due to the cold temperatures and we split into three groups, tackling different areas of overgrown brambles around the field margins, with another team litter picking.

Steady progress was made throughout the morning and we soon stopped noticing the cold once we began working.  The tea and coffee served at 11am also played their part of course!

This was our last session of the year at Southern Town Park and it now looks a little tidier than it did - let's just hope that the green waste is collected soon!

Victor camouflaged among the trees and brambles

bramble-bashing team

Eleanor sets off to make the tea and coffee

wellie boots, protective gloves and loppers!

tea and coffee being made

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