July 29, 2015

Charter School Community Project – First day on site

The Charter School Community Project is progressing now, after months of talks and meetings we are finally getting to the stage where the start of the physical work is taking place. The area where we are planning to create the Forest School is parly on the current school site and partly taking up some land which, before we had looked at recent plans provided by the council, we thought belonged to Network Rail. The new land is fenced in and was absolutely full to the brim with thick dense brambles.

Before photographs:

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At the last Canley Stakeholder's Committee meeting I attended, back in June, we discussed how we could start work on this patch of land and Joanna Selby from Whitefriars Housing suggested that she could speak to Glendale Services, who have a contract with Whitefriars, to see if they could help us out. The wonderful people at Glendale met Joanna and myself up at the site to have a look and agreed that we could have two of their workers for the day to see how far they could get.

Glendale Services making the first push on the bramble clearance:

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As you'll be able to see from the next photograph, Glendale managed to make a real dent in the brambles:

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The work undertaken by Glendale at the beginning of July got rid of a huge amount of brambles, ready for them to be excavated and the root balls removed, but there is still alot to do to clear the space. If you look to the back left of the last photograph you can see some reeds, these are where we plan to put the pond. There is a swail there to drain the water and this boggy, marshy bit of land is perfect for wildlife, just what we need!

Thank you so much to Glendale for helping us to start the work on the Forest School site, it is very much appreciated.


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