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The mole hills have gone and the field is levelled and the hardcore starts to defines the area for car parking.


The field was sprayed with glyphosate (Round Up) in June to kill weeds before work starts in July.  Glyphosate dissipates when it hits the soil and is safe for allotments and food crops so is in keeping with our environmental policy. Soil will be scooped from the banks and rear of the field to utilise as much of our own top soil as possible to reduce the need for haulage, which is expensive, environmentally unfriendly and disruptive to the local community.

We have been loaned a “big digger” to complete this operation and these our the results.

Some villagers from Yapham & Meltonby have suggested it’s big mole hills, but I liken it to an “Art Installation”!

(I’ve been waiting for the “big digger” to leave before posting this article live!).

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Thanks to the Axe Men, Andrew and Mark

Thanks to the Axe Men, Andrew and Mark

Thanks to the Axe Men of the evening, Andrew and Mark for all their hardwork, with their chainsaws, and not forgetting all the other members of the Association that attending and grafted, whilst I took photographs!

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Work started this evening on Gravel Pit Field, the Association has not yet signed the Agreement with the Parish Council, but we were given special permission by the Parish Council to start work on the field by cutting back the hedges that have grown into the field, so we can get the machinery and equipment into the field to drag, plough and level the field.

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