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MARTINS FARM COUNTRY PARK
VILLAGE CLEAN-UP ACTION

On Saturday morning the 13th August, Sonia Grantham our Chairman and Cllr Julie Ward (the Martins Farm ‘supremo’) organised a clean-up of the park, with the help of the County Council who promised to provide a skip for the use of those taking part. Our Chairman had sent a ‘gentle reminder’ to Parish Councillors and through the web site to residents in the village to lend a hand.
The weather promised at any time to rain again following heavy rain the previous night, but it did not deter some residents, even one from Clacton, who came along to help.
Considerable rubbish had accumulated and now following the planting of trees by the villagers and pupils from our village school on the
5th March 2002 even the ‘tree guards’ planted around each tree for protection from rabbits and other wild and domestic mammals nine years ago, have been split and outgrown, making them now look unsightly. (Click the blue type to view the earlier page- Don’t forget to press the back arrow to return to this page)
Unfortunately the promised skip from the County did not arrive, but Cllr Rob Clarke provided a vehicle to transport refuse to the County tip.

If you look in the background of the first wide picture below, you can see exactly what nine years growth of the trees planted then, looks like today!


Frank Hearn clearing up debris under a tree


Margaret Hearn removing a redundant shield


John and Sue White digging up Ragwort, cutting it down still allows the plant to spread


The plant totally removed to stop the roots and seed spreading this plants poison to animals


A group putting their collected rubbish in Robert Clarke’s vehicle to be taken to the Martins Farm Recycling centre in lieu of the County’s promised skip. Notice the tree growth in this and other pictures. This whole area was bare ground in 2001 following the capping and surfacing with soil of the redundant Landfill Site buried underneath the Country Park. From the left above: Alan, Sallyanne, Robert, Stephanie, Sonia, Kaye and John Kemp.








Robert attached a trailer to his vehicle and collected a load of ‘Road Planings or Scrapings’ (Material removed from the surface of roads being repaired by means of a planing machine) These were put down on one of the main pathways to form a mud free path at times of rain and also to suppress weed growth. Robert was ably assisted by Sonia Grantham and John Kemp who raked over the material as it was shovelled off the back of the trailer


A pile of tree guards which can be seen as split and broken, ready for collection


Michael Talbot drags a broken tree to the truck which Robert will take to the tip


Julie Ward removing weeds from a pathway. Note there are miles of pathways?


Husband and wife team of Hardey and Carol Cohen, enjoying a morning’s work


The car park was full with helper’s vehicles and a lot was achieved in the two hours from 9 a.m. Our Chairman expressed her thanks to all those who helped out on the day.
Why not visit our park, the entrance is on your right going down the slip road to the recycling centre.

M.J.T.
14/8/11


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