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Date Activity

2016  

 Litter picking and attention to lake outlet grid is carried out each week.  

January  

Tues 5th 15 bags litter etc; Tidied Trod; Lake grid; steps and paths

Tues 12th  MBC dredging in lake; 5 bags litter etc; cycle track hedging checked and tidied; cut ivy from base of trees if overhanging in tops

Tues 19th  Rain

Tues 26th Snow

February  

Tues 2nd Working in wood – cutting back dead wood – into piles for biodiversity. Sweeping steps and paths; 20 bags litter etc

Tues 9th MBC in Dell footpaths. Still in wood; clearing beck; removing elders; 13 bags litter etc

Tues 16th Rain

Tues 23rd MBC in Dell footpaths. Work on lake grid; Park entrance from cycle track – cleared back to wood edges; 6 bags litter etc

March  

Tues 1st Rain

Tues 8th Main footpath in park. Litter 7 bags etc. Lake grid

Tues 15th Main footpath in park. Litter 9 bags etc. Lake grid. Counter 310

Tues 22nd Main footpath in park. Litter 7 bags etc. Lake grid

Tues 29th Main footpath in park. Lake grid. Litter  ? bags etc

April  

Tues 5th Finished footpath in park; litter 6 bags etc; boardwalk repair

Tues 12th  Paths wild end. Litter pick 5 bags etc

Tues 19th   

Tues 26th Snow

May  

Tues 3rd Lake grid. Litter picking. Beck clearing. 12 bags etc.

Tues 10th  Boardwalk metal repair. Planted wild flowers, Visit by Zoe France (Parkway Centre Manager) Alison George (Tesco Customer Services). Strimmed fitness equip. 9 bags etc

Tues 17th  Sowed Pictorial Garden Seed beside lake, in sunshine, instead of on old rosebed. Worked on lake grid and litterpicking. 9 bags etc

Tues 24th  Lake grid. Beck clearing. Litter picking 2 bags rubbish + 9 bags fly tipped rubble. Planted remaining plants from the allotment.

Tues 31st  Strimming Wild end. Lake grid. Beck clearing. Litter picking 7 bags etc

June  

Tues 7th Planted young plants grown from water-edge seeds. Finished strimming wild end. Lake grid and rubbish from beck. Litter pick 6 bags etc

Tues 14th  Strimmed Dell Close and around bandstand. More planting young plants from seeds. Lake grid. Beck clearing. Litter picking 7 bags etc

Tues 21st Fixed wire on boardwalk; Strimmed Dell Close; Lake grid; Litter picking 5 bags  

Tues 28th Continued Dell Close; footpaths and sports equip; lake grid; litter picking 3 bags etc

July  

Tues 5th Strimming; lake grid; new posters into noticeboards; Clean Dell Close notice board;

Tues 12th Strimming; lake grid; litter picking ? bags etc

Tues 19th Strimming; lake grid; litter picking ? bags etc

 Tues 26th Strimming; lake grid; litter picking 6 bags etc

August  

Tues 2nd Strimming; lake grid; litter picking 5 bags etc

Tues 9th Built bug hotels ready for Wednesday event. Strimming; lake grid; litter picking ? bags etc

Tues 16th Strimming; lake grid; litter picking ? bags etc; Planted wildflowers for seed

Tues 23rd Strimming; lake grid; litter picking 4 bags etc; Planted wildflowers for seed

Tues 30th Strimming; lake grid; litter picking  5 bags etc; Planted foxgloves.

 Wildflower meadow cut by Council. John McQuade came – discussed lake wildflower meadow.

Wed 31st Dave Smallwood + Probation Service raked meadow. Strimming; lake grid; litter picking ;  

September  

Thurs 1st Dave Smallwood + Probation Service raked meadow. Strimming; lake grid; litter picking; leaf blowing;   

Tues 6th Strimmed meadow above lake. Strimming; lake grid; litter picking  Strimming; lake grid; litter picking; 5 bags rubbish etc; leaf blowing;   

Tues 13th Completed above meadow. Strimming; lake grid; litter picking; 6 bags rubbish; leaf blowing;   

Tues 20th Strimming; lake grid; litter picking; 6 bags etc  

Tues 27th Strimming; lake grid; litter picking; 4 bags etc;  preservative on to meadow seat ends;  

October  

Tues 4th Strimming; lake grid; litter picking; 3 bags etc ; planted wild flowers that John (P) had grown from seed; leaf blowing; 2nd coat preservative on to meadow seat ends;   Riverfly Monitoring Training – by Tees River Trust. Sara Cox – came to meeting on Tues Oct 4th to inform group and look at site. Agreed that short training session takes place on Wednesday 19th October followed by full data collection day on Wednesday 9th November in Langdon Square at 10am to 3.30pm

Tues 11th Strimming; lake grid; litter picking; 3 bags etc. Environment Agency repairing lake wall coping stones; leaf blowing; 2nd coat preservative on to acorns  

Tues 18th Strimming; lake grid; litter picking; 5 bags etc; leaf blowing; preservative on to fairy seats; Planted wild flowers grown from seed

Tues 25th Strimming; lake grid; litter picking; 5 bags etc; leaf blowing; 2nd coat preservative on to fairy seats; coat preservative on to wild end seats;

November  

Tues 1st Lake grid; litter picking; 4 bags etc; leaf blowing; Varnish on to Heron + seat + Park seat

Tues 8th Lake grid; litter picking; 3 bags etc; leaf blowing; washed some benches and some fitness equipment in park  

Tues 15th Lake grid; litter picking; 6 bags etc; leaf blowing; washed some benches and some fitness equipment in park

Tues 22nd Rained off

Tues 29th Cleared mud from bridges and footpaths, Lake grid; litter picking; 2 bags etc leaf blowing;

December  

Tues 6th Cleared mud from bridges and footpaths, Lake grid; litter picking; 4 bags etc. leaf blowing; Environmental Dept surveying lake outlet area as part of M’bro survey

Tues 13th Cleared mud from bridges and footpaths, Lake grid; litter picking; 6 bags etc. leaf blowing; Decided positions for the Riverfly Project

Tues 20th Cleared mud from bridges and footpaths, Lake grid; litter picking; 5 bags etc. leaf blowing;