Apologies for the delay in posting updates but it's been a busy time.
The last couple of weeks haven’t been the easiest. In fact they have been quite hard. The ground in the "Jungle" to the east of Low Cottages was difficult. We had to clear brambles etc. before we could even start to dig and then came across plenty of tree roots but thankfully fewer rocks than previously. Thanks to all the volunteers and David Wilson for their help.
However we have made gradual progress and covered a lot of ground.
For the Core Route which feeds the south of the village we only need to go under a wall to get into the open fields. Running alongside that work we will be running out the service ducting to properties along Dove Nest Lane / Low Cottages.
As ever, any offers of help would be gratefully received. This is a community project. If you see us coming near you please get in touch (via the Contact page). Every little helps!
A mixed week - our progress on Saturday was affected by the weather but we have made definite progress during the week.
Despite the wet and miserable conditions Saturday saw the team tackling the core route abutting the north east end of Low Park Lane.
Good progress but despite the warm drinks and cakes supplied by Carol Hall and Ceri Watson we had to admit defeat and abandon the job - but we will be back this coming weekend! We will not be beaten.
And the week saw a major step forward with B4RN contractors digging across the access road to the school and the next day across Gatebeck Road.
This latter job meant they had to use temporary traffic lights so apologies for any inconvenience caused.
These jobs are very important as they will let us make the connection from the main cabinet to the core route on the east and south of the village.