On 21-Sep-2016 a WP installed 2 k/g near
Lavender Hall Fishing Lakes, one on Walk 2 and the second on M196
Site 1. Installed a new k/g to replace a
stile and rebuilt a previously very poor fence.
The first task was to trim back the hedge to improve the
path and cut back a space to fit the hoops.
The k/g fitted in well after we realised that the best way
was to completely dismantle the two short fences.
Our original plan was to also improve the steps near Site
1, but we soon realised time and effort made that
impractical. We will be back soon (probably October?) to
do that task, and maybe to also improve the drainage on the
other side of the k/g.
Note: This photo included site for improved steps
and (in foreground) site for action to improve draining over
the blocked culvert.
New k/g & repaired fence at Site 1 :
Site 2. Installed a new k/g to replace a very poor
This stile was in very poor condition and hard to use.
The new k/g proved hard to install due to stoney ground, but
was very much appreciated by local users
k/g at Site 2 (Path M196) under construction :
We had 7 volunteers to work, plus Bob C to cheer us on while
avoiding to damage his finger recovering from an operation a
few days before!
A day of mostly fine weather,
with only a few drops of rain. We finished at 13:58 - too late
for hot food at the on site cafe, but had hot or cold drinks, and
snacks while sitting on their veranda. A very pleasant
The next WP is due on on Wednesday 19th October 2016 -
return to Lavender Hall Fishing Lakes - details
Note that the WP to build the new boardwalk to
extend the "long bridge to mud" to reach dry grass, north of Carol
Green will not be possible until later in 2016.
Wednesday 19th October
2016 at 9:30
am to about 1:00 pm
||Lavender Hall Fishing Lakes (GR 243
778). Access from Lavender Hall Lane along private track
Near Fishing Lakes BUT respect the
Fisherman's usage (see Map for 3 possible parking
Near Site 1 or the Tool Wagon parking space (see
Construct improved steps just SW
of KG 1 and add new WMP to p/g at site 3.
see Map for
We just need to be sure not to interfere with fishermen's parking
spots. There will be a fishing competition on that
day, so please:
- Share cars when possible to minimise need for parking spaces
- Park in places a bit further away if you don't have tools etc.
Note that the "(maybe) improve draining over the
blocked culvert just NE of K/G1" task will not be
done this month, but SMBC are considering how best to fix the
- o -
The probable 2016 dates (assuming 3rd Wed every month Jan-Nov as
agreed at the AGM) will be:
Why not volunteer to join us whenever you can? Please
contact Bob Carey on 024 7645 5251
for further information.