Cedar Tree is safe!

The beautiful and anceint cedar tree in Albemarle Gate is safe. Gloucestershire County Council have decided it will not be felled and they will see to the repairs to the nearby houses. A good outcome all round and many thanks are due to those who led the campaign to save it and to all those who supported them.

Last GSV working party of 2020

The last GSV working party of 2020 was on Thursday 17 December. A good turn out and many jobs tackled – from litter picking, putting bark on paths, weeding the rockery, neatening path edges, clearing under trees and, at last, planting shrubs in Bed 38. Three cherry trees (generously donated by Sally Thomas) have also been planted, so the bed should look good all year round – quite a contrast to its previous raggedy appearance. The working party ended at the Central Cross Cafe for coffee and cake (and socially distanced chat), kindly provided by the CBC Green Space team. A good end to what has been a difficult and frustrating year.


The yellow jackets are back again

The Friends of Pittville Green Space volunteers (23 of them despite the cold and damp weather) were back at work on 3 December after the November lockdown. Various tasks were tackled but the most significant one was planting up the rockery after several months delay. The next working party will be on 17 December when it is planned to plant the shrubs in Bed 38 – pictured above.

Pittville Gates paving repair – latest

The reinstatement work was carried out on 13 November as promised but unfortunately not to the standard expected.

The setts are a different design and not securely laid. Two setts have been laid below the hydrant cover rather than a paving slab being cut to fit round the cover. The Gloucestershire Highways inspector agreed the work is substandard and has ‘issued a defect’ to Severn Trent. We await further developments.

Covid lockdown cancellations

The two November GSV working parties and the November Drop-In have been cancelled because of lockdown restrictions. We hope we will be back to ‘normal’ activities next month.

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