After seemingly like endless days of rain and wind it was great to have a sunny morning for today’s working session. We had 9 volunteers today and decided the best option was to concentrate on the Sandy Lane Open Space reserve and do a general clear up after the strong winds and rain.

  • We cut down and removed four trees that had collapsed and were blocking safe access to the main paths.
  • Also cut back was a section of hedgerow following a request from a nearby resident.
  • Many of the paths were covered In fairly deep mud where soil had been washed down from the adjacent areas so we also managed to clear at least a suitable section through all the worst of these areas.
  • Litter was collected from this reserve.

One good sign following the wettest February on record is that spring looks to firmly be on its way. The crocus planted back in November 2017, as part of a campaign to end polio throughout the world, are in full bloom and are adding a much need spash of colour for those passing along Thoresby Road. The Daffodills won't be far behind too.

Let us hope for a spell of normal weather to allow other paths to recover


The Friends are always looking for extra pairs of hands to help out or to simply support their work, so...

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