Just before the coronavirus lockdown number 3 we managed to fit in a 4 person socially-distanced litter-pick on the east end of West Busk Lane. Not the nicest job and it was pretty cold when we started, but by the end, everything was toasty.
Bremner Street corner was tidied up again this weekend. The condition of the corner was pretty good. Not too much litter (thanks, Otley), only about a bin bag full.
The majority of the work was to clear the name of the road, weed at the front of the corner and trim back those bushes which were growing onto the pavement. Behind the front bushes there was a bit of scrubbing up of small plants and a discussion on what to do with the laurels in the midst and the opportunity to plant another fine tree at the rear.
Lovely weather with small birds singing their hearts out. Thanks to everyone for turning up and helping.
We put out new bird boxes in the winter and that is one of the reasons the birds were singing.
Bremner Street corner last got a tidy-up in July 2017.
Otley in Bloom met to tidy up the space in front of the advertising hordings by Springfield Place on Sunday 24th of March. It was a beautiful sunny day and around 12 of us cleared all the litter that had accumulated of the past few years, dug out the massive weeds, planted a line of small Box plants, planted a young tree inside a wooden frame and prepared the space for further planting. To protect the area from cars and vans parking on the space we then set large stones into the earth, leveled the surface, sprinkled grass seed on the unplanted spaces and gravel around the Box plants.
The objective is to provide a low maintenance area and the design tries to control weeds and simplify grass cutting while offering security from traffic.
It was a great morning out and the cake was fantastic!
This is just some of the rubbish we found in and around Kell Beck last weekend. A few Otley in Bloom volunteers, along with some local residents, spent a couple of hours dragging a miscellany of items out of the beck and picking up litter in the area.
When we’d done that, we planted a few daffodils, which we hope will brighten the area up in Spring.
After the Beast-from-the-East took out the original Great British Spring Clean, it’s on again
You are invited to ….. the Great British Spring Clean.
We aim to tidy up the town and the countryside in the middle of April.
- Friday 20th of April. Meet at the Maypole, Manchester Square at 11am until 1pm with refreshments back at the Core.
- Saturday 21st of April. Meet at the cafe in Wharfedale Park Cafe (Wharfemeadows) at 10am until noon.
- Sunday 22nd of Mach. Meet in the car park at Gallows Hill nature area at 10am until noon.
Pickers and bags provided, but you may want to bring your own gloves. Let the council know you are coming so Otley Council can supply enough equipment by sending an email to Otley Council email@example.com or drop into the Core and book your place.