Saturday 26th November - Winter Season begins

There’s still no frost, but trees and shrubs are (at last) just about dormant. It’s time for winter season conservation work:


It’s back to site. This week I hope we can make progress on:

  • Reviewing issues with mud and poor drainage on the path near the Burtons Road entrance.
  • Getting out the mattock to take back bramble alongside the Uxbridge Road path
  • Do some tree crown-lifting to enable an alternative walking route to bypass the mud through the trees between Burtons and the kick-about pitch.
  • Finalise and prepare (remove brambles from) some planting areas for heather
  • Plus, the usual litter-picking – as vegetation dies back, yet more is uncovered – especially alongside Uxbridge and behind Staines Road.

WHEN:                 10am Saturday (26th November)

WHERE:               Meet at the goalpost, rear of David Lloyd as usual

WHO:                   Anyone and everyone. As always, please bring some protective gloves, sensible footwear, drinking water etc. and children must be accompanied.

WHAT:                 We provide the litter-pickers/bags as always. I bring as many tools as possible, but if you have your own secateurs, loppers, mattock or hedge trimmer (battery), please do bring it along.



A repeat of previous request:

If anyone has access to a mini-digger (preferably for free!) and/or is a skilled operator, please let me know!

It would be great if we had a low cost means of excavating for marginal/aquatic habitat creation – and to create bee-banks. Thanks!