I would like to clear the area around the Victorian footbridge which is Cawston Bridleway and, as a matter of interest, leads up towards Lawford Heath. A great circular walk of about 3 miles that incorporates part of Cawston Greenway and starts and finishes at The Bear, so refreshments available upon completion. We started to clear it on the last workday, but due to the size of it, it will need quite a few people. Sustrans suggested that we cut steps up to the Cawston Bridleway and use some of the logs that we cut down as soil retainers for each step, using pegs to hold them in place. An interesting project for someone who enjoys maths and engineering, or maybe Cawston Grange school would like to take this on?
It would be great if we could make this the biggest clearing and eventually get a couple of pub style picnic tables put in, to encourage people to stop and take in the nature and also learn about what we are doing on the greenway. Maybe an information board with a map showing the greenway, the bridleway and the WRR cyclepath and how all three interconnect and maybe the wider picture of how we connect to NCN Route 41??
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With regards to power tools, our insurance does not cover power saws, domestic chainsaws or alligator cutters. I have been advised by the insurance company that if people wish to use these tools they do so at their own risk and advise that non-users stay a safe distance away but not so far as to leave anyone lone-working. I hope that is crystal clear.
We should all be really pleased with what we have done so far. It is really starting to take shape and we have all stepped up and taken on board the learning points that Mike and Shirley have been so kind to share with us.
Look forward to seeing you on the day!