Jubilee Green working party sessions
August - December 2017

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Sunday 27th August
It was a hot, sunny calm morning. Eight volunteers turned out to tackle a range of maintenance tasks at Jubilee Green, which included:
- Grass and weeds were trimmed from around all of the whips in the copse area. Bindweed is beginning to make a renewed appearance, and this was carefully removed from the shrubs it had taken a likening towards! It was most prevalent in the top righthand corner.
- The whole of the bank to the north of the weeping was scythed. The grass was bagged up and stashed to the left of the path that leads up to Allington Hill.
- The grass had been cut by the Town Council on Friday afternoon. Grass around all the fruit trees was scythed and removed.
- Grass from around all of the shrubs in the grid to the south of the site was scythed, and removed, and stashed to the left of the path.
After our efforts, and Town Council mowing, the site looks better than it has all year!
(Thanks to Paul Arthur for this report)
23rd August, 7.30 a.m.
Ten volunteers benefitted from a dry, late summer early morning to mow the meadow area of Jubilee Green. This is the area at the top of the site, in the northwest quadrant.  We had a very successful and productive session, with five scythes at work, and five people gallantly raking up grass and stashing it close to the path that leads up to Allington Hill. We were all extremely grateful when Jill arrived at 8.30 with a car full of breakfast goodies, much needed by a group of hungry and thirsty volunteers! We probably cut a larger area than we had hoped. What remains to be done now, is for the bank to the north of the weeping lime to be cut, either at the work party on Sunday, or the one in September (or another intermediate work party dedicated to this task). Then the bank to the south of the weeping lime to be mown with scythes in October. (Thanks to Paul Arthur)
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