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!
Following our three day residency at Swardeston Common during August our volunteers hit the road again to take their expertise to a number of sites around Norwich. We had a variety of tasks to undertake to keep on top of our Summer programme of cutting and clearing to maintain paths at our sites. So, as well as working our wonders at the sites we also had to remember which site to visit on which day! Anyway, it was an opportunity to explore Norwich and its surroundings. Continue reading Another Road Trip for our Volunteers
Friday 23rd February, Thursday 8th & Friday 10th March 2018
Our volunteers have been working on the restoration of an ancient hedgerow on the edge of the Three Score housing development in Bowthorpe. The hedgerow borders both sides of a grass track which was probably used by drovers moving cattle between Bowthorpe Hall farm to grazing areas on Bowthorpe marshes. The open land either side of the hedge was once farmland but has remained untouched for some years. The eastern side of the track is earmarked for housing and over the next decade will steadily take over the area. The western side will remain as an open amenity area with wild flower meadows and paths. Continue reading Three Score Hedgerow Project