We are very grateful to Sean, our friendly builder from Ruther Park for filling in the gap in the path from the road to the Racecourse at the beginning of the year. As well as presenting a dangerous trip hazard, the gap also acted as a barrier to our older users trying to use a motorised wheelcair and wheeled walking frame.
Our thanks also to David (Dai) James for keeping the grass cut so well throughout the year.
Following the inital clearance by volunteers of the newly named “Memory Walk” in August it was decided to employ Dai to keep the pathways clear with a regular trim.
Early December saw the start of the major clearance of the brambles and shrubs which had, sadly, been allowed to encroach into the width of the outer ‘Horseshoe”. It is hoped that the regular grass trimming by Dai will enable us to keep on top of this growth next year to prevent a recurrence of the intrusion.
On Sunday 4th August a group of hard working volunteers acheived an excellent start to the racecourse path clearing.
In 2 hours we generated 4 trailer loads to go to the tip and the ‘nature’ path on the South side is now much more passable. There is still work to do though (brambles don’t give up that easily) so we may be calling for more volunteers soon.
Our special thanks to the volunteers for their time and effort:
Are you willing to help clear the overgrown paths around your Racecourse?
When? Sunday 4th August 2019 at 10:00 am
Where? Meet in the Cricket Club Car Park
What do I need? Gardening gloves and eye protection are recommended. Also please bring any of the following: secateurs, small garden saws, loppers, trugs, wheelbarrows or builders sacks. If you have a trailer and are prepared to do a tip run that would be an added bonus.