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Monday, February 29, 2016

New steps go in


Burma Island is getting a make over at long last Its had all new top soil and this frame work has gone in. It seems a bit odd as it only goes to one side before it went down to the lake with a fence and seat so you could site and admire the view.


Years ago we had temporary step down to the bridge from Morton rd now at long last we have proper ones put in.


The path near Tipkinder have now had the first coat and hopefully be finished soon.


Heres a mystery we complained that when doing the paths they had illegally interfered with a badges set which is a criminal offence. The council then said the whole wasnt used as it was stuffed with leaves which was very strange as there were no leaves in the area. But today you can see its very much used just look at all the soil thats been dug out in the last week or so. If people have put the leaves there blocking the hole its a criminal offence and they should be prosecuted


A lot of gulls on site this week and fighting over food in the lake


We have greylag geese back and they are getting clever if they cant find food they wadle up to the cafe for it. Below swans having a good feed


Sunday, February 21, 2016

More Floods


The path by the golf coarse has now had soil put around the path to level it off. It would be nice if they put flowers in the rockery to set it off.


They have open some of the path down to the lake and by the lake as far as the boat house so now people can feed the wildlife again


The bottom island is once again flooded but worse this time than 2 weeks ago and even Burma Island is half under water it should be self regulating as there is a run off near the golf coarse which should empty any excess water. 


The final part of the path near the lake has now been stoned ready for tarmac its been used to move heavy diggers etc so couldn't be done until they had finished that bit


Nice to see the daffs getting ready for mothers day as the first one are out now


Sunday, February 14, 2016

Burma Island


Down by the lake there putting in drain from the top grass area by the bandstand into the lake. That area is a swamp at times and realy need lots of drains to make it useful


The rhododendron is now in full flower very earley this one by Morton Rd gate


All the mud and old tarmac dumped on the rabbit warren its possible all the rabbits have been killed unable to get out of the burrows this is what happens when people have no knowledge  of the wildlife and were they live and dont care anyway.


The new path from the cafe to the bridge is now done


The main path by the lake is done as far as the boathouse people are waiting for them to finish so they can go and feed the ducks. The ducks are coming out of the water to get food on the paths putting them in danger from dogs running loose etc.


Bruma Island has been cleared and the old paths have been uncovered and the little fence has now gone


Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Build an Ark Floods Coming


The path to the bridge by the lake has had its first coat of tarmac now


The new path from the cafe to the bridge is part done  to the right you can see the old path which is now gone


The paths are now heading toward the boat hut


The rain has been unpresedented and I have never seen the lake so full bot islands normally have 18+ inch of stone around them but both are now almost under water no sign of the stone work



Looking at the sluce gates the water is coming down in torrents


After many years a start has been made on Burma Island interesting to see how they get any stuff on there as the bridges have never been tested for heavy loads