Our first working party of the year on March 11th saw six volunteers once again tackle the area around the Marine Hill drinking fountain.
The problem with the blocked drain is as bad as last year, and the pavement was semi-flooded. Undeterred, we swept away the fallen leaves, cleared the gullies either side of the fountain, and shovelled mud and earth from the pavement. With the extra person-power available (thanks to our new volunteer Lorna) we were also able to go further than before by weeding up to the junction with Wellington Terrace, as well as clearing the copse path and exposing its cobbled gully down to Marine Parade.
A local resident was so impressed that they expressed interest in joining us next month.
Report and photos by Richard Young
Left: Exposing the cobbled gully