May 2013 Update

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After a cold, wet, prolonged winter we have at last been able to undertake some work on the Green. Tree thinning had been planned in March but due to the adverse weather this had to be delayed and as the birds are now nesting it will probably not be possible to start this until the autumn.

A group of six volunteeers and four Trustees and Committee members undertook bramble clearing on the Butterfly Meadow. About half the area was tackled and many thanks go to the workers: Tina, Alison, Diane, Josh, Steve W, Steve S, Helen, Bob, John and Pam.

The pond has been very full during the winter months but with less rain over the last six weeks, is now shrinking again. Despite this a male and a female mallard seem to have taken up residence there over the last few days.

More good news is that we were awarded third place in the Environment Section of the Community Action Awards 2013. Pat and Pam attended the Award Ceremony to collect our certificate and £50 cheque.

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As Play Lane Millennium Green is open for everyone to enjoy, we must have Public Liability Insurance. We also have to carry out regular management of bramble and scrub clearing as well as thinning of the oak trees to encourage optimum growth. Amongst all that, we have to carry out maintenance work on footpaths.

£500 minimum is needed each year to maintain the green to its best standard, for everyone to enjoy.

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