Saturday 5th November - Conservation


We’re back on site this week with potential to crack-on with a range of conservation tasks as well continuing the attack on historic litter in the wooded areas near Staines Road and Uxbridge.

Now that cooler autumn weather is here at last, it is time to think seriously about the programme of transformational conservation projects: 

  1. Bramble management – after the fire, this will be a whole lot easier. We can see where they are re-sprouting, and  they’ll be easy to remove with the mattock.
  2. Opening out paths – again the fire has helped in some areas, but an autumn trim and removing roots will reduce pressure on narrow paths, allow wildflowers to get a foothold over winter, and open up visibility next year.
  3. Grassland management – David Lloyd’s team have done some mowing along the main path by the tennis courts, which means raking and barrowing! This is essential to encourage wildflowers. We all LOVE raking!

If you’d like to get involved in any of this:

WHEN:                 10am Saturday (Remember, remember the 5th 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, water etc. and children must be accompanied.

WHAT:                 See above... plus regular litter-picking (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)…