Hard at work

the winter work programme its heading towards its end with only three tasks remaining. Our hardworking volunteers have been clearing birch, gorse, rhododendron etc and bit by bit we are making a difference.

Although this work and the time and energy given by our volunteers is invaluable, the Commons with the size they are, cannot be managed by volunteers on a Sunday morning alone.

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Major or more technical work like tree felling for example can and should only be carried out trained persons and once every few years The Lynchmere Society runs a training course in chainsawing. One such course is in progress now – and the boys (well it would be wouldn’t it) had an unusually bright and sunny day today

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Under Mark Allery’s guidance these regular volunteers are working towards their assessment and hopefully their City and Guilds qualification.

With more qualified volunteers available we can form work parties that carry out more extensive clearance work as well as remove damaged or fallen trees – and there have been plenty this winter so far.

In the recent past other training has covered hedge laying and scything. Anybody interested in acquiring some of these skills should get in touch with the Lynchmere Society.

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