Massive Thanks to Many People

We would like to extend our thanks and appreciation for other donations recently received from:

  • Bath in Bloom: funding for rakes and wheelbarrows
  • The Conservation Volunteers (TCV): 950 saplings, with guards and canes
  • ‘More Trees for B&NES’: 66 saplings
  • Alun Griffiths (Contractors) Ltd: 1.5 tonnes of larger stone, for the paths
  • Joe Thomas Tree Care: wood chippings
  • Dan Burgess, Simon and Annabelle Petter and Dan Lugsden: various saplings
  • Clive Pugh: some timber
  • Jo and Mike Ross: a mature silver birch.

The combination of Bathscape’s grant (see below) and these other generous donations has greatly reduced the need for the funding that had been promised by our sponsoring Residents’ Associations (Widcombe Association, Greenway Lane Social Committee, Bear Flat Association, Greenway!, and the Alexandra Park Friends), for this first year of FLHF.

What we have accomplished in such a short time has only been possible because of our amazing volunteers, particularly the Maintenance Team which many of you will have seen working in the fields.  Following COVID-guidelines a small number, socially distanced, gather on Wednesdays and Sundays to carry out tasks such as gravelling the paths, planting saplings, digging up brambles, lugging stones in wheelbarrows up steep inclines and mowing the grass!  This team has now completed more than 900 volunteer hours since October 2020.

First mowing since October 2019 – Photo: Chris Kinchin-Smith

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