It all seems a bit surreal not having our workdays to look forward to. We get the occasional two week break but not having any workdays planned and no prospect of these returning in the near future because of the threat of the Coronavirus is strange. I have been out with the Project for at least eight years and some volunteers are within reach of getting their long-service medals. Continue reading A busy few weeks and now an abrupt stop!
We get plenty of opportunity to build things around our patch which we enjoy doing because there is always something solid and tangible to show for our work. Recent workdays have enabled us to practice many of our building skills and fix and create structures to the benefit of our sites and the people that use them. Continue reading Maintaining the Infrastructure
Friends of Danby Wood (FoDW): The Norwich Fringe Project supports many “Friends” groups around the area. On Saturday 16th November Matt Davies led a workday with the FoDW where 32 volunteers from nearby Eaton Rise cleared glades, cut back ivy, picked litter and planted over 100 trees. We had a good fire going to burn the brash which left me with a rosy glow at the end of the day. Tim, who is a regular volunteer with the Norwich Fringe Project and an Eaton Rise resident brush-cut the glade. Continue reading Other News
Marston Marsh: On 15th November it was a day out on Marston Marsh to repair a fence and the path under the guidance of Matt H. One of the cattle had recently escaped from the grazing area and had tried to get onto Marston Lane at the Eaton Village end. (I wonder if it had an escape plan. Where was it heading next?) Fortunately, the field gate and entrance kissing gate provided a final barrier but the posts and rails around the gates were damaged and needed replacing. Continue reading Marshes and Rain