Having visited the site two days ago on on Wednesday 1st, the location where we were going to dig the pond is already under water so that habitat creation task will be left till later in the year when the conditions are drier. The tasks we will undertake on Saturday will Include:
- Litter Pick around the viaduct to coincide with the Keep Britain Tidy Spring Clean.
- Clearance of thorny scrub vegetation, Brambles and unwanted tree removal.
- Removal of Bindweed
- Removal of earth and soil from some cast iron pier bases.
- Planning the route of the path under the viaduct.
Tools, Hi Viz vests, litter pickers will be provided. Guidance with tasks and tool usage will also be given. The tasks will start at ten and finish about 3;30pm. Come for as long or as short as you want. As well as protecting the structure, we are all enhancing the environment under the viaduct and your time given is an invaluable contribution to moving the project forwards.
Bring sensible clothing for the conditions. If you are staying for the day, bring a packed lunch. Tea and coffee will be provided throughout the day using the woodburning miniature Kelly Stove.
NB. The bridge on Awsworth Road is still closed so to access the track leading to the viaduct, you will have to come from Shilo Way. Ignore the sign saying road closed. Go down Newtons Lane and just before you come to the new bridge, turn right on the track going up to the viaduct. The barrier will be open allowing vehicle access to the viaduct.
We look forward to seeing you on Saturday.