Bench Maintenance

So this week we decided that we would replant one of our benches. It became uprooted a while ago, but trying to put together a workday where we are able to socially distance, and be a bit sensible, proved a challenge.

It is one of the first benches where we were making the legs too short. We extended the legs so that we would get a lot more purchase from the new cement. Luckily the slope compensates for the short legs and it is quite a comfortable perch.

We are trying to have some sort of a bench every 500 metres or so, it just allows people to sit and enjoy the path and the wildlife.

That is really all we did and we just enjoyed a socially distanced coffee and cookie afterwards.

As always, the cups are put back in the bag after our coffee, and put in the dishwasher when I get home.

We have provisionally booked an Adventure Workshop for Young Autistic Adults for the 9th December. We will be replacing the missing bench in the Youth Quadrant and also the hide bench at the bird-feeder clearing. If lockdown continues we may have to push this date out a bit. I have one person keen to attend and could do with one more…

Here is a picture of the last of the berries on offer.

I can almost feel the long, cold winter approaching.


About Paul

Just trying to create a slice of wildlife and a place for people to chill out and meet new friends in this crazy world that we live in.
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2 Responses to Bench Maintenance

  1. Elizabeth Mason says:

    Hi Paul,

    I wonder if you can help solve this quandary.

    Since the weekend branches have been placed across the Greenway. They are over dry paths and look as if they are aimed at forcing cyclists to go through the muddy part.

    If this is something your group have done to protect the path I will leave well alone. If not, and you don’t think it is a good idea, I will remove them on my next dog walk.


    Liz Mason

    Sent from my iPad

    • Paul says:

      Hi, sorry for the late reply. I have not seen the branches but someone else told me about them. It is not our work so feel free to remove. I was planning to do so myself this week.

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