21 October 2019

CCT Summit Working Party Notice

by: Karen Shaw

I'm writing to remind you that the next Summit Section work party is from 10.00 am to 3/4 pm next Sunday 20 October.

We will be working with some Butterfly Conservation volunteers to plant berberis in the Roundhouse garden to encourage the Barbury Carpet Moth; a moth on the brink of extinction and the last known occurrence of which is along a corridor on the Wilts/Glos borders. 
Image by James Lowen

Depending on volunteer numbers we may also do some strimming and hand scrub bashing of the tow path and banks.  And possibly continuing to edge the tow path from the portal with boarding and pegs, so that it is less likely to erode down the bank in future. Its unlikely that we will be able to have a long-overdue bonfire.

New members are very welcome to come along for all or part of the day. I usually provide tea / coffee and biscuits / cake but please feel free to bring along your own hot or cold drinks, and a packed lunch or have lunch in the pub.

As usual, please wear sturdy (preferably steel toe capped) footwear or wellington boots and stout clothes. Long sleeves and trousers are recommended to avoid nettle stings and insect bites. Gloves and all other PPE are provided along with all necessary tools.

The site is reached by a well sign-posted but rather pot holed track to the Tunnel House Inn on the right, as you come down Tarlton Road out of Coates and after a tight bend under a railway bridge. Postcode is GL7 6PW.  On arrival at the pub car park, please park up or down on the right.

Dates for next work parties will be:

Sunday 17 November 2019
Sunday 15 December with Christmas meal at the Tunnel House Inn
Sunday 22 March 2020 with Gloucester Vale conservation Volunteers

Any questions please contact me: Karen Shaw on 07989 857435  or shawk30@gmail.com.