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Satisfying…Community Working Together…Radipole Park Update August 2023

Community Working Together

Nothing like getting out there and getting your hands dirty first thing in the morning to make you feel alive.

We met at nine to give our Radipole community orchard trees a bit of a spruce up.

The recent wet weather good for the soil, but also good for the weeds, so it was time to get down and dirty, oik those weeds out from around the bases of the trees, giving them room to breathe and grow.


community working together Radipole orchard


Many hands make light work, didn’t take us long to work our way through the orchard.

Also gave us chance to check out what fruits were starting to ripen, have a little taster, and discuss possible recipes and ideas of an event in the orchard.


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Hasten to add I did not put my hand up to volunteer for cake making, not my forte!

Whereas cake eating…mmm..I’ll volunteer to be tester.

Someone else had been feasting. Suspect the local squirrel population had been partying.


eaten hazelnuts by wildlife Radipole community orchard 2023


When we finished, time for a cuppa, devour a few biscuits and enjoy a good old chin wag.


tea time and biscuits radipole community orchard 2023


There was another reason for the timing of this tidying up, and it links to our Lottery project.

Work has started on the all weather path, making access so much easier for folk all year round. No more tentatively tip-toeing through the marshy bits, or suddenly wading in puddles up to your ankles.


all weather path Radipole park lottery project 2023


As much as it is fun for those with a child within us, splashing and galoshing across the park, access hasn’t always been easy for others.

Soon everyone will be able to walk or wheel their way through the green from the Radipole end, no matter the time of year or weather.


new all weather path Radipole park lottery works 2023


So nice to be posting photos of something visible on the ground instead of holes and piles of rubble.

Every visit makes us realise this project is actually happening, after 8 very long years!

Shows what can be done with the community working together.

Keep following us and our project as it takes shape.

Won’t be long before we’ll be reaching out for more volunteers to come and join our merry band, there’ll be plenty of opportunities to get down and dirty with nature.


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