2014 Gets off to a good start

The first working party of the new year brought us a sharp frosty start, 12 volunteers turned out to brave the weather, but as the morning progressed the sun came out and shone on us. This weeks aims where to continue the good work on hedge laying from both sides, the two teams are getting [...]

By | 2017-10-12T19:00:11+00:00 January 13th, 2014|Working Party|0 Comments

Final Working Party of 2013

Another fine, dry, but chilly Sunday morning found seven hardy souls working on the Draycott stretch, hedge laying and general tidying up. We had two teams laying, one team working from the east end and the other from the west end, working in pairs with the other three clearing up the off cuts from previous [...]

By | 2017-10-12T19:00:11+00:00 December 20th, 2013|Working Party|0 Comments

Working parties; come and join us

Delighted to receive the following feedback re our work parties: Just thought I would leave a note on my experience on the three working parties that I have "helped" on.... I can only say that there is no better way of getting out of the shopping/going to the family/doing that odd job around the house [...]

By | 2017-10-12T19:00:12+00:00 July 5th, 2013|Working Party|0 Comments

Scythe Mower

An Alko Scythe mower has recently been purchased by the Trust to allow our volunteers to undertake clearance of heavily overgrown sites that are too big to use  either existing brush cutters or the heavy duty flail mower. This equipment has cost the Trust £940 and the Trust is especially appreciative of the individual that donated £500 [...]

By | 2017-10-12T19:00:13+00:00 May 21st, 2013|Working Party|0 Comments

Draycott Road Bridge Fence

In early January we were advised that the safety fence at the edge of the narrow walkway under Draycott Road Bridge had been stolen and Derbyshire County Council had placed a closure notice on the footpath. The photos below show the original fence and then the walkway with the fence removed; with careful examination of [...]

By | 2017-10-12T19:00:14+00:00 March 5th, 2013|Working Party|0 Comments

Spondon Winding Hole Progress

Working Party gatherings at Spondon Winding Hole are now weather dependent. We need to have the last tree felled before we can make more progress at Spondon. This will only happen when the current water level of the winding hole falls substantially. We will review water levels and are likely to return to the Winding [...]

By | 2017-10-12T19:00:14+00:00 October 30th, 2012|Working Party|10 Comments