I had a job on in Woodlands, close to Sainsbury’s, on Wednesday morning so I gave myself a good 25 minutes to walk from that to the greenway – 45 minutes later I got there, totally knackered – and no tools to do any work!!! But I did have a flask of coffee and Marcus brought cookies – that made the long walk worth it!!
Marcus and David started at bench #1 digging out bramble roots. I joined them at bench #2 where we moved the bench so that it gets some sun. Under a tree is lovely, but the bench goes damp and green, which makes it a bit useless for sitting at and eating food from.
Mick joined us at bench #3 and we did a bit of work on our hedge and pulled nettles from under the bench.
We need to cut the hedge to about 4 foot high and extend it. We have a Woodland Trust 105 tree, tree-pack to plant into it. We also have a load of Bluebell bulbs to put in… It’s going to be busy over the next few weeks.
Looking up and down from bench #3 and I think it looks pretty good.
The developers have made this area for newts (Newt Protection Area) which is why I thought it was OK with the steps a bit further down…
Anyhow – just a quick one about volunteering, sure I get a buzz out of helping others to enjoy the green space – but boy-o-boy, I get so much for myself in terms of mental well-being. I could witter on about it, but really I would rather just say that it fills a need for me, and probably will do for you, too. So feel free to come on down and join us.
And that leads me to another project that we are working on. Young adults who need additional support – making benches for the greenway and as we get experienced, other public places and gardens. We could do with a bit of cash to help our start-up.
Check out our crowdfunding page here: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/paul-hayden-hart-2?utm_term=wyxQXdRYR
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Thanks for sticking with us on this incredible journey.