Part of the Openreach telephone line which runs along the seaward side of the canal sags perilously low and had become engulfed in scrub. We need these cables raised to make way for contractors to work on our land so alerted Openreach, who responded quickly to assess the […]
Historically, the thin soil over the tarmac remaining from this site has produced a flora quite different from that elsewhere on the Trust’s land. However, bramble and rough grass has begun to encroach on it. Cutting out the brambles along the fence line proved a tough job to […]
In January we returned to the pond area which we had begun to clear a year ago. Our intention was to remove a large fallen willow but heavy rainfall had left the water too deep to reach all of it. We managed to cut back the outer branches […]
The water level in the Canal has been high this week, following heavy rainfall. Parts of Compartment 3 (see Management) are also flooded and the pond in Compt 4 is overflowing across the footpath.
The Trust has achieved a lot during the last year: denser scrub has been reduced in Compartment 1 (see map) and regenerated as more varied reed and willowherb Compartment 2 (“Tamarisk Field”) has been mown to restrict regrowth of coarse plants in Compartment 4, soil on the Old […]