Author Archives: Paul

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.

Not Another Bench Blog!

You are let off this week. There is a national shortage of postfix so we cannot put our bench in. Phew! I hear. So we litter picked the whole path and just chatted as we went. Plus a coffee and … Continue reading

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Benches part 4

We stained the rest of our benches this week, starting at what was the quadrant of four, more on this later. Two coats of Ronseal’s finest. Muggins here forgot that the benches serve as a great surface to crack open … Continue reading

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Benches part 3

This is a story about a bench. This particular bench had been given to us by local resident, Kate. It had seen better days but we refurbished it and gave it a whole new lease of life. This is so … Continue reading

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Benches part 2

Second week of a bit of TLC for our benches. We tightened the nuts and screws on the picnic benches and carried on with staining them. Actually managed to remember a before and after picture this week! We have the … Continue reading

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Benches part 1

This week and next is all about the benches. We stained six so far and next week we will tighten up the joints on the picnic-style ones and give them another coat on the top surfaces. We also put down … Continue reading

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Waterworks Part 1

We have decided that we need to keep an eye on the waterway under the path. This area flooded badly in the winter so we just need to see what is going on. After checking to make sure there were … Continue reading

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New bench with a cracker of a view

The nice thing about being a volunteer group, is that we are not under any time or financial pressure. We can think about stuff and hopefully do things that are a little more geared towards the long-term. With the new … Continue reading

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Litter picked and snipped

It felt like we were never going to get to the end of our litter picking and snipping back sessions over the last few months. But we eventually got to the little triangle of light at the end. Everything is … Continue reading

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Restrictions Lifted Slightly

Restrictions lifted but still no group workdays. Only small actions like litter picks and snipping back in pairs of two people. Should hopefully have more news in a couple of weeks. This week we just carried on snipping back, as … Continue reading

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A Drain for the Rain

We rediscovered one of our drains this week. There is another one on the other side of the track-bed underneath all the scrub, which needs uncovering. We also cleared the inlet. We need to be extra careful not to disturb … Continue reading

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