Speckled Wood in Ore had accumulated debris from its past uses as allotments, pig keeping, housing and dumping ground so it was no mean feat to give it a clear up.
With thanks to a skip donation by HBC, which acted as a catalyst, we have huge appreciation to those that helped along the way.
The brilliant Conservation Volunteers (TCV) headed by Tim Hill, spent two days with us, dragging and piling up heavy bits of rubble in readiness for “Skip Day”. It was a hard slog, but there was a thrill on the second day as we found the kitchen sink to add to our collection of ‘everything but….’.
Coupled with some broken but serviceable chairs and an occasional table from the Wood, some freshly brewed tea and donated cup cakes; we had a lovely morning tea break in the sun: facing a small clump of daffodils and a huge pile of rubbish behind us.
Skip day on Saturday 18th March was blessed with more good weather, and we had a lovely crowd to lift the rubbish into the skip and do a general litter pick.
Although there is more to do at some point, please come and enjoy Speckled Wood when you can. Keep updated on our information and newsletters on this website.
Many, many thanks to Parker’s Building Supplies for generous donations of equipment, French’s Skips for accommodating our needs, Chris Fellows and all the volunteers.