March 2018 Activity
38.75 hrs worked
0 hrs remain
Millennium Wood: Brash from February work, chipped
Grass cutting - ground too wet/ soft - delayed to late April if weather allows
Drainage: blocked drains - grips cleared, rodding failed to clear drains severely blocked - jetting required
Vegetation management started
April work so far:
MW site meeting 10.04.18 attended
MW Fingerpost at Stout Hill/ Cooke's Lane junc - moved further back into bank
February 2018 Activity
38 hrs worked
39 hrs remaining
Drainage: Turn Hill and Bere inlets opened up.
Millennium Wood: Trees pruned/felled to increase light to Weeping Ash and Beech trees. some Hazel coppiced. Some brash left at den-building area, rest to be processed later for bean poles. logs from earlier felling processed. Logs and poles to be sold at a later date.
January 2018 Activity
40 hrs worked
79 hrs remaining
New grips cut and blocked grid cleared on Ham Hill.
Clearance of priority and other grids in parish.
Crowns lifted on eastern boundary. Brash chipped and and spread as mulch.
Grave cavities filled with stone.
Fingerpost installed on Stout Hill.
Large areas of bramble cleared - some small areas left as wildlife habitat.
Cordwood processed into split logs - covered.
Wynnstay sign removed on southern entrance to HH.
December 2017 Activity
40 hrs worked
119 hrs remain
Winter road salt collected from SSDC Highways - stored at Manor Farm.
Road drainage work including clearing. A further 10 blocked grids cleared with SSDC drain clearing team.
Playing Field car park fencing repaired.
Cemetery eastern boundary tree crowns lifted. Brash chipped.
November 2017 Activity
31 hrs worked
160 hrs remain
Craig accompanied SSDC team unblocking 20 blocked drains that had been identified as priority for clearing.
Further work on clearing grids and grips through Hext Hill side of Low Ham and towards Henley. more blocked drains identified for 2nd visit of SSDC 'drain sucker' wb.11.12.17
Road salt bags: collected and delivered to Manor Farm HH.
Crowns lifted along outer ride to allow tractor access to flail boundary hedges.
Invasive Parrot Weed cleared from pond with help from Amanda Chuter and Amy Jenkins
Signs installed at Outdoor Classroom, Woodhenge and Den-building sites - made using. Timber from MW by Craig's wife Rachael.
Boundary edges strimmed and leaf blowing.
October 2017 Activity
190.5 hrs remaining
Final phase of this season's vegetation management:
Grass cutting in cemetery and Millennium Wood.
Weed spraying pavement/kerbs Hamdown Court, Picts Hill and Cemetery.
Inspection of priority drains in preparation for SSDC drain sucker working in parish wb. 8th Nov. Budget allows for clearance of 20 drain sumps. 20 identified between School and Henley. Will take a number of additional visits to clear remaining problem drains.
9th November The drain sucker team and Craig on Fountain Hill
Crowns lifted on rides to allow access for tractor and flail for boundary hedge cutting.
Brash will be chipped at a later date.
21st Nov, 9am working party will clear invasive Parrot Weed in pond.
14.10.17 Cemetery mowing
September 2017 Activity
Vegetation management including:
Playing Field car park and BMX track - weeds sprayed
Millennium Wood - rides mowed
Top of Long St. Junction - visibility splay hedge trimmed
Cemetery - weeds sprayed
also: The Green - rotten bollards removed and 5 new ones installed