- Walls in Upper Harlestone belonging to Estate between Rock Farm and Park House have been cleared.
- Contractor instructed to spend two days clearing the wall on Church Lane, we will then review
- Onion Spinney – all tree guards have now been cleared
- Flytipping – another 5 loads cleared in the last 10 days (majority household & green waste)
Following the minutes from the last Environment meeting, the following have now been completed:
- Church Lane – we have removed two limbs overhanging the road, which were dangerous on the left handside. However, the right hand side does not belong to the Estate, there is a large oak tree which has dropped some limbs historically and there appears to be some dead. The owner might want to get it checked.
- Pheasantry wall – we have cleared the inside of the wall, and removed overhanging vegetation. There is some ivy which has been cut, when dead it will be pulled off.
- Permissive footpath from the Ford to the Golf Course and round to the Church car park has been mown, tidied up. Please note this is permissive, not an actual right of way.
- Willow Paddock – opposite Manor Farm has been topped for Winter.
- Harlestone Firs – wind blown trees over the rides have been removed, including on the permissive paths.
- Slate pit plantation, Wykes Lane – the cut fence reported by Graham Mortimer has been fixed. It was cut with wire cutters.
- Onion Spinney – Some tree guards have been removed, remainder will be done this week.
- Footpath from opposite the Pheasantry, past the Quarry has been topped. Some of the hedge is enchroaching on the path, the Foresters will clear this.
- The Pheasantry wall – stonemason has been instructed to replace the coping stone and repair the driveway section, which is starting to fall.
- Wall over bridge by 16 Lower Harlestone – repairs completed. It has been hit by a vehicle.
We are still waiting for a location for the Yew Tree which Russell Francis mentioned. Please could someone tell us where it is and the head forester will look it over.
Katie Warden MRICS
28/9/18 – Report