It was fantastic to see a merry band of willing volunteers wanting to do their bit for the village and getting stuck into the burial ground tidy up tasks this morning. We even had two children lending a hand. Over four hours, the group has raked up the leaves, trimmed the hedges, removed overhanging and loose tree branches, strimmed between the grave stones, mowed as much of the ground as we could bearing in mind how wet the grass was and disposed of all the cuttings and rubbish. We even went as far as trimming back the overgrowing bushes running along the footpath at the bottom of Wheelbarrow Castle field towards the steps. The only rewards, the opportunity to meet new people, a cup of tea and cake and the satisfaction of putting something back into the community. Thank you very much to all those involved.
If you are interested in other volunteer projects please do go to the Parish Council website to register your details.
Saturday, 14th January 2017 from 9.00am and throughout the morning.
The main tasks will be to cut back the perimeter hedge, neaten around some of the graves and clear out the newly repaired shed.
Please come along for the morning or just an hour dressed for gardening (gloves, strong footwear, safety glasses/goggles if you are strimming) and please bring any tools you have such pruning shears, loppers, petrol strimmers, or any tools that you consider would be helpful to complete the tasks above.
PLEASE NOTE: if the weather is particularly wet or icy it may be necessary to postpone this event, so do please check the Easebourne Parish Council website (home page) before leaving home.