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Tree Planting…

A very big
THANK YOU
to everyone who came along
to help plant the new saplings
which were given to us by
The Woodland Trust.

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Despite the grey weather,
and the fact it was Easter weekend,
it was a great turn-out.
So good to see so many
local people getting involved.

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Another big THANK YOU
to the anonymous donor
who paid for the tree protectors
and canes.

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This little copse is adjacent
to Ghost Wood and will
enhance the local area
by adding some colour,
and it will encourage
birds and wildlife.

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It will also provide
a shady area for families
to enjoy picnics,
while still allowing
plenty of green space
for children to run around on.

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The project has the backing of
Colchester Borough Council
and local Counsellors.

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Dangerous Behaviour…

It’s been noted that in recent weeks
someone has created a bike racing track
through Ghost Wood.

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Moss has been cleared on the ground,
and obstacles positioned for ‘jumps’.

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There are also visible bike tracks
in the mud.

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This is a highly dangerous activity
in an area enjoyed by
dog walkers and families.

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Colchester Borough Council are aware
and will be making the area safe.

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Notices will be put up
and leaflets distributed locally.

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You are urged to phone the police
if you see any bikes on the slopes
or in the woods.

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We have to put a stop to this
before someone gets hurt!

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War on Dogs’ Mess…

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(Click on image to enlarge).

This article appeared in the Colchester Gazette

on Monday 30th March 2015.

http://www.gazette-news.co.uk/news/11971631.Council_to_recruit_kids_in_war_on_dogs____mess/

“A MUSICAL about the importance of clearing up dog mess is to tour Colchester primary schools as part of a new council clampdown on dog fouling.

Poo the Musical may even see Colchester Council wardens taking leading roles as part of We’re Watching You, its latest anti-dog fouling blitz.

The show will be launched at the end of April and focus on schools close to places with particular dog fouling problems, such as Greenstead, Mersea and Monkwick.”

For the full story click on the link to the article or on the picture above.

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Houston, We Have a Problem…

On a sunny spring-like February Sunday afternoon,

Greenstead Slopes should be looking a lot like this:

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However, this is the horror that I was faced with instead:

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It seems that our hard-working ‘Greenstead Wombles’ litter-picking team have been facing an uphill struggle these past few weeks with a rather unpleasant task. It’s not THEIR job to clear up other people’s dog poop but they’ve decided to at least bag it up in the vain hope that whoever is/are allowing their pet/s to foul our beautiful green spaces might just realise that it’s NOT acceptable.

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There are RED dog bins dotted about all around the area,

you can’t fail to spot them,

and much of the poop is deposited within a few feet of a bin –

which beggars belief!

You bring a pet into your household,
You feed that pet,
Your pet has a bum!
Your pet poops,
YOU CLEAN IT UP!

It really is that simple.

We are asking for responsible local people to help find out who is doing this

so that appropriate legal action can be taken.

Colchester Borough Council has a page on their website for reporting of fly-tipping,

so it would be a good idea to also use this form to inform them of dog fouling:

https://iconnect.colchester.gov.uk/build/fillform.php?F.Name=GuR0gdxTArd

PLEASE help us to put an end to this disgusting behaviour so that we can all,

once again, enjoy these fabulous areas without worrying about stepping in something hideous.

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