Footpath Volunteers

A VERY BIG Thank You to all our Volunteers for signing up!

We have three scheduled group session lined up for this autumn (2018), details of which are shown below.

The sessions are open to all, and there is no pressure for you to turn up, (only come if you are free). You are also most welcome to join us at any point in the day.   Please make sure you bring enough water/juice to drink with you as its thirsty work, (and snacks) and ensure you wear suitable workwear as well as bringing the right gear for the job.

The work can be varied and you are welcome to chop and change between the various activities like grass strimming, hedge trimming or branch cutting- or feel free to stick to one task if you prefer.

All session will begin at 10am and end by 5pm (probably a tad earlier)………..and for those that can make it, we hope you can join us for drinks and a bite to eat at the Farmers Arms at 5.30pm that afternoon.

Please report to Marc or Allan when you turn up, who will advise you of what needs doing.

  • Marc Low (Parish Footpath Officer/Parish Councillor)
  • Allan Wood (Lengthsman Coordinator)

 


Autumn Season Schedule

1st Footpath Vols Meet Up Fri 21/09/2018 – Dogberry 10am to 5pm

From Pool Piece to Frith Wood

  1. 50 ft footpath to Dogberry field from The Common.
  2. 50 ft footpath from Dogberry field to the bridge over the brook (towards Frith Wood)
  3. 200 ft footpath from the bridge over the brook (eastwards towards Frith Wood)
  4. [Time permitting] – North and South Strim along the boundary of Frith Wood

Section 1 : light tidy-up.  This footpath runs between properties so sympathetic and careful clipping is required.

Section 2 : Heavy strim and branch cut back – ensuring clear height & width and both handrails and bridge are clear of vegetation.  Look at bridge floor surface and re-lay anti-slip wire if necessary.

Section 3: Heavy strim and branch cut back – ensuring clear height & width (right back to fence).   Brush Cutters, and loppers required (perhaps chain sawing of larger branches), followed by hard strim.

Section 4: Heavy strim and branch cut back – ensuring clear height & width. [Time permitting]

Note: Small controlled bonfires might be required at various intervals to clear cuttings. (Allan to supervise).


2nd Footpath Vols Meet Up Fri 19/10/2018– Harry’s Walk & Jacks Lane 10am to 5pm

Harry’s Walk & Jacks Lane

  1. Jacks Lane …..150 ft footpath from Ledbury Road (“Best Village Sign” on triangular green with bench)…… to NW Burton’s Lane.
  2. Harry’s Walk ……200 ft footpath from Ledbury Road (“Best Village Sign” on triangular green with bench)…… to SW Burton’s Lane

Section 1 Jacks Lane: Light strim and light branch cut back.  This footpath runs between properties so sympathetic and careful clipping is required.

Section 2 Harry’s Walk: Heavy strim and branch cut back – ensuring clear height & width as well as ensuring handrails are clear of vegetation.  Repair post at start of path and ensure barbed wire (currently on ground) is made safe.

Note: Small controlled bonfires might be required at various intervals to clear cuttings. (Allan to supervise).


3rd Footpath Vols Meet Up Fri 16/11/2018– Ochre Hill Stepped Sloping Footpath (Near Pool Piece) 10am to 5pm

Ochre Hill Sloping Stepped Footpath (Near Pool Piece) & Back Lane/Oakey’s Lane

  1. Ochre Hill Stepped Sloping Footpath (Near Pool Piece) …..40 ft footpath from Green Metal Notice Board …… North up steps to Ochre Hill (Wooden Handrail on left hand side).
  2. Back Lane ……50 ft footpath from the North of Pub Lane (which Leads to the Farmers Arms) to Ledbury Road [North].
  3. Oakey’s Lane….30 ft footpath from the North of Pub Lane (which Leads to the Farmers Arms) to Ledbury Road [South]. (Wooden Handrails alternating from Right to Left).

Section 1 Ochre Hill Stepped Sloping Footpath: Heavy strim and branch cut back.  Vegetation/brambles behind handrail needs cutting back to aid drainage.

Section 2 Back Lane: Medium strim and branch cut back – ensuring clear height & width.

Section 2 Oakey’s Lane: Medium strim and branch cut back – ensuring clear height & width. Ensure Handrails are clear of vegetation.


 

What sort of things might I need to bring in order to take part?

  • Suitable garden clothes
  • Strong thorn-proof gloves
  • Sunglasses (if sunny)
  • Visor or Face Guard/Ear Defenders…….. if Strimming etc.
  • Strimmer/Brush Cutter/Hedge Trimmer
  • Shears
  • Rakes
  • Pruners (Large/Small)
  • Chainsaw or manual branch Saw
  • Fuel for tools
  • Water/Soft Drinks/Biscuits/Snacks