You may not know that the new deluxe perimeter hedge that we are planting, is a volunteer triumph. Fund-raised for by us, fought for by us and planted by us. This hedge is to help support birds, bees, butterflies and bats to thrive.
We are on the last stretch – from the top of the playground by Brailsford Road – all the way down to Water Lane. The volunteer numbers have dropped a bit and we have fallen behind schedule. If you have even a couple of hours on any Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday in February – we would be able to get ahead and finish on time. No previous experience is necessary.
The volunteers – led by Richard – will be there from 10am until after 4pm on those days. You just need to see the white van by the side of the path and ask for Richard. You can bring your dogs or children (as long as you supervise them) –or friends and family. The activities are not dangerous or particularly hard. There is plenty to do for everyone.
With just a few more of you – we will catch up and that means our precious last few quid can be spent on ‘establishing the hedge’ which means looking after it for the first year – watering it and replanting plants that get broken (dogs, balls, Frisbees etc) so that it gets a chance.
I have to say – wrap up warm and wear sensible boots or shoes. Richard will supply gloves and all the tools needed – as well as a cup of tea at break time. A Poster is attached and we would be most grateful if you could print it out and stick it up somewhere.