We are pleased to invite Friends, and friends of Friends, to the first FOGD workday to make a start on preserving and enhancing Green Dale. Hadley Property Group have already made a start, with the removal of jagged metal at an entrance way, and of larger pieces of rubbish, such as broken glass and other dangerous items. They are also closing over an open drain which was noticed on a recent site safety check.
As the first step in the new workplan the first workday will focus on:
• Removing litter
• Celebration of a new start for Green Dale
Litter grabbers are being loaned by Friends of Dog Kennel Hill Wood and rubbish bags will be supplied. The workday is supported by the national 'big tidy up' with some equipment provided by them (http://www.thebigtidyup.org/). We have asked a local business to supply us with gloves but at the time of writing we had not heard back about this, so please do bring your own protective gloves.
There is lots to do for people of all ages.
Meet at 10.30 a.m. by the main metal gates (entrance from the south-East corner by the astro turf pitch). The gates will be unlocked.
The ground is quite uneven in places and rubbish has built up over a number of years. Please wear sensible clothes and ensure that young people (under 16 years old) are accompanied by an adult.
We'll give a short briefing at the start of the day to highlight any particular issues / possible hazards at the site to make volunteers aware of and show you the areas where there is Japanese Knotweed which needs to be avoided.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Future FOGD workdays will be listed on the website. Watch out for dates for surveys, wildlife walks and other activities.