Maintaining the Infrastructure

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

Clearing an Alder Copse

This week (7/8th March) we were working along the Marriott’s Way – the route of the old railway line between Norwich and Reepham – clearing an Alder copse alongside the embankment near Pendlesham Drive where the road between the two areas of Thorpe Marriott crosses the path. Contractors had previously felled a number of large Alders and we were working on behalf of Broadland District Council to clear the area. Continue reading Clearing an Alder Copse

Whitlingham Marsh and Train Wood – Maintaining Riverside Paths

Thursday 15th & Friday 16th June 2017

Our grass cutting work to keep paths open continues over two very hot days.

Our return visit to Whitlingham Marsh on Thursday 15th June after only three weeks found that the grass along the paths following the river and around the benches had grown considerably and needed cutting again. The recent spells of rainy and warm days had obviously provided just the right growing conditions for the grass and nettles which were already encroaching on the paths. Continue reading Whitlingham Marsh and Train Wood – Maintaining Riverside Paths

Reepham – Replacing Steps and a Kissing Gate

Friday 31st March 2017

Friday saw a return to Reepham station but this time we had a half-mile walk towards Aylsham to get to our work site. Two main tasks today: to completely replace a kissing gate and repair a flight of worn out steps. We also extended a fence line to prevent erosion caused by people bypassing a stile. We again split into two teams. The steps presented the usual challenges about how many and what step height.  Continue reading Reepham – Replacing Steps and a Kissing Gate