MCT Activities in November & December 2020

Mainly leaf clearing from path and verges on November 14th.  But Malcolm also managed to add a few more branches to the dead hedge he’s been repairing with Mike Ridealgh and Lesley Abbott. A solos lock-down session on Saturday, hence the selfie.

Before and after shots above.  You can do a lot in an hour and a half.

Still a bit more to do to the rear of the dead hedge, but it’s now already strong, safe, and a doubling as a useful habitat pile.

MCT is very grateful to Paul & Vanita for the donation of 7 excellent turfs to help improve the eastern edge of the path at the north end.  This will greatly facilitate safe social distancing,

Also on November 7th Lesley and Malcolm did some more work on the dead hedge restoration.  More to do but getting a lot stronger as the work progresses.  A bit slow as we can’t have our normal volunteer groups during lock-down.

You can see above (compared with earlier photos below) we have added a rear row of stronger posts.  Eventually this will double as a habitat pile.

Since the start of November we have been busy rebuilding the dead hedge section that someone had badly damaged while illegally dumping garden waste in the composting area.  Mike, Lesley and Malcolm have been making good progress though there is more to do.  Photos were taken on November 5, 2020.