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Grass Cutting at Privett Road

          This morning we cut the grass around the trees at Privett Road to give the wild flowers a chance to flourish. The badger is back and has excavated a large heap of sand from a … Continue reading

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Litter Pick in Johnston’s Coppice

The litter pick went ahead yesterday, despite the rain. There had been a record number of likes and shares on the PAWARA Facebook account.  In the event, we had ten volunteers; the others must have been put off by the … Continue reading

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Penjar Pond

There was a slight change of plans for today’s work party.  Wood chips from reduction of the two willow trees had been deposited in the pond, so instead of digging out sedges we moved them next to the hedge so … Continue reading

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Another productive morning

The main achievement was removal of the large phormium from the flowerbed on the corner of Campbell Gardens so that the Purbrook sign can now be seen clearly. Meanwhile, at Purbrook Gardens more brambles were dug out along with two … Continue reading

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Purbrook Gardens

Our first work party at Purbrook Gardens was a great success with 14 volunteers including five residents of Purbrook Gardens giving up their Sunday morning to tidy this neglected area.  We concentrated on cutting back and digging out brambles and … Continue reading

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Purbrook Spring Clean 24th March 2019

There was an impressive haul from the litter pick on Sunday 24th March. We collected 46 bags of rubbish, plus numerous road cones, two tyres (including a metal reinforced one) a drill, electric fan and a four piece dinner service.  … Continue reading

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The last of the laurel, for now

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Removing Invasive Trees

PAWARA Environment Group started the year by digging out invasive laurel and holly from the woodland at Widley Gardens, Purbrook.

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The Bog

In December we continued our programme of maintenance by spreading two large heaps of wood chips around the fruiting hedge at the Bog in Purbrook to suppress undergrowth.  Our previous hard work had paid off and there was very little … Continue reading

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Fruiting Hedge Maintenance at Sandy Brow

Six residents were at Sandy Brow for our November session to clear vegetation from around the fruiting hedge and spread wood chips as a mulch to suppress undergrowth.  We were joined by four scouts, three scout leaders and a tree … Continue reading

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