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

Preparing for Autumn

Thursday 13th September 2018

It has been a bit of a strange summer in some respects with things not growing very much for a few months and then suddenly everything takes off just when we should be ramping down for the Autumn. A trip to Marston Marsh on Thursday found us taking on a variety of jobs to catch up with the recent growth spurt. There were path edges to cut and footpath repairs to get sorted. Robert and I took the brush cutters and set about the path that runs parallel with Marston Lane. Continue reading Preparing for Autumn

Footpath Maintenance Part 2

Thursday 19th & Friday 20th April 2018

Having prepared the ground the previous week during two wet and gloomy days our Thursday and Friday groups were treated this week to brilliant sunshine and short-sleeve weather to finish the project. With some 28 tonnes of hoggin to move, Matt had arranged for contractors to assist with the heavy shifting saving our volunteers a lot of time and effort moving all the material with barrows. This also was more cost effective than hiring powered barrows for the two days. Continue reading Footpath Maintenance Part 2

Footpath Maintenance Part 1

Thursday 12th & Friday 13th April 2018

Back in 2011 a grant from the Big Lottery Fund enabled an accessible footpath to be constructed around Marston Marsh. The kilometre-long path is a popular destination for walkers and nature lovers throughout the year and is very well used by families, dog walkers and wheelchair users. Marston Marsh is part of the Yare Valley floodplain and following periods of heavy rain, high water levels occasionally cover the site inundating the path. Generally, the path survives unscathed, but wear and tear takes its toll and the Norwich Fringe Project has to make any necessary repairs. Continue reading Footpath Maintenance Part 1