Despite the unpromising weather forecast and some steady drizzle early in the day we held another successful Volunteer Day in Saron graveyard last Saturday 13th February.
Many thanks are due to the following people for their attendance at this event:-
Jake, Steve C., Eric, Sheila, Matthew, Simon, Kevin, David M., Andrew, Steve E., David C.
The work that was carried out included:-
- Erection of nest boxes as part of National Nest Box Week
- Erection of a ‘bug home’ within a wildflower area to provide shelter for beneficial insects such as solitary bees, lacewings and ladybirds.
- Planting of small trees which will add ornamental and habitat value to the site.
- Stabilisation of headstones.
- Removal of tree stumps.
We would like to thank the community for the continuing interest and support that this project is receiving. A bid is now being made to the Heritage Lottery Fund for funding to repair a collapsed retaining wall. If successful, the completion of this urgently necessary work will go a long way towards securing the long term future of this important and sensitive part of the historic fabric of our village.