NEWS 2021

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APRIL

At long last we can bring you some news as we've started up more work at the box as the Covid restrictions start to ease.

Unfortunately the daffodils are past their best, but other flowers are doing well:
  

During last year's lockdown we found a fox family trying to take up residence, so this year we have taken precautions by putting a substantial wood barrier in front of the box to stop them digging under it:

 

 

 

 

One of the outstanding tasks in preparation towards reopening is to clean the many windows.
But to do so, we start each year by a careful check of all the screws and brackets holding the
access gallery in place and holding the handrail to the gallery. Usually, other than screws that
are a little loose, there are no problems, but this year we found a handrail stanchion screw
that was very loose - it seems that damp has got in around the screw and rotted the wood.
Until this is sorted the gallery is out of use, so the windows remain uncleaned on the outside! 

 

JANUARY - MARCH

Welcome to the New Year! We are, of course, currently constrained by the present Covid lockdown as to what we can do, so news of current and new projects may be delayed a bit, as we have had to switch back to a 'security and maintenance' state with only a few volunteers able to attend the box.