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Scarborough Castle

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At last I can tell you now its been confirmed, starting on the first Wednesday in November Scarborough Conservation Volunteers will be working in conjunction with Scarborough Borough Council and English Heritage at Scarborough Castle. The ConVols will be taking a lead in the removal of the self seeded Sycamore Trees that have grown up along the castle walls. The trees are been removed, to help safeguard the fabric of the walls, bring back the castle into view from below and increase the level of security inside the Castle grounds. Initially the ConVols will be on site for the first two Wednesdays in November then returning regularly until the task is finished.

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Scarborough Conservation Volunteers

The first Blog on this site, quite a challenge. WE are over the next few weeks Working at Osborn lodge Scarborough Dry stone walling .this is one of the volunteers long term tasks and we will be returning to it regularly throughout the year.Moving rapidly on to Boggle Hole .This is a task undertaken on behalf of the woodland trust,  we are removing tree guards this time, in the future it could be bridge building,path creating, signage or tree thinning.Then its Top Secret and if I told you what was happening I would have to kill you

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A spot of stone walling

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Here we are up at Osborn Lodge repairing a 300 year old wall. The main dificulty is trying to key in the new with the old but i think the ConVols have done ok . Next week we are back here again then out to Boggle Hole for some tree guard removal .THEN ITS TOP SECRET

 

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Its Hot out there Drink water

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Good morrow jolly people of hive. Todays task and next weeks is you have guessed it Dry Stone Walling up at Osborn Lodge .It will be hot so PLEASE bring plenty of water. We are working with very heavy rock so please be careful when your lifting

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An interesting week to come

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Apart from getting my car MOT that is. On Tuesday We are having a meeting with our tree sculptor  Steve Iredale  to look at timber and get it where it needs to be. Our volunteers are also going to try their hands at carving some seating to place in front of a big Ash tree overlooking the wetland spot ( somebody else can get the nettles LOL)  On this  Wednesday the task is and you know you want to do it is Dry stone Walling up near Osborn lodge. We will be repairing the wall next week as well for those of you jolly folk that cant make it this Wed. after that its tree guard removal up at Boggle hole for the Woodland Trust and making good the path. I have put in a few examples of Steves work for you to see

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Annual BBQ

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Hello and a good morrow . Yesterday the ConVols had their annual BBQ in the Meadow in the new picnic spot. I want to thank Maria Arnold and for bring the lovely food and for putting so much effort in for the volunteers . We will be having our Halloween do soon and we are always in need of help to set up and make sure the kids are safe, so if you are interested in helping out please let us know. Its coming into the thinning season on the meadow and the ConVols will be cutting down the thin Oaks and Ash then replacing with other native variety’s .We do this not only to increase the verity of trees & plants but to change the shape of the tree canopy into a more bird friendly one. How do we do that ? well its easy birds like us enjoy warm ,bright,sheltered, dry spots to breed and stay in. they are also like us in that they like to feel safe,we do this by making the canopy multi layered using grasses, bushes and small trees .So all we need to do is plant them,this we will do in the coming winter

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