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CROW (Conserve Reading on Wednesdays)
Wednesday, 25th May 2016
Padworth Common ~ Path maintenance

The constant passage of both horses and walkers was resulting in a section of path near the pond becoming muddy because a fall in its level was allowing water to gather.

Having cleared the loose surface material we proceeded to raise the level using 'sub base'.

Seeking perfection the fall of a drainage channel dug to the pond was verified with the aid of a barrow of water taken from the pond.

Elsewhere others busied themselves cutting back overgrowing vegetation.

As well as adders, the Common is also home to grass snakes and slowworms.

Created: Monday, 30th May 2016
Photographs: Alan Stevens