2024 Parish Lengthsman Activity

Lengthsman Team 2024 tasks in Millennium Wood

May '24 Our Parish Lengthsman Team, Craig and Rachael Howe, have been clearing vegetation from some junction splays in the parish where visibility is obscured. They have also been working in the cemetery and Millennium Wood. Craig has now removed the support for the Wild Service tree planted on Little Green in  '19. 


March '24 The last 3 trees adjacent to power lines have been pollarded by HiLine. Since the end of February Craig and Rachael have started vegetation management: cutting the grass in the cemetery and millennium wood. Millennium wood is still quite wet in places so there are some areas they will leave until it’s dry enough to get on them to cut. They have also been tidying the cemetery including the Garden of Rest, trimming back the hedges and trees overhanging the paths and removing plastics. They have been carrying out thinning in Millennium Wood, removing some of the worst affected ash trees focusing mainly on those that are close to the rides and areas of higher footfall.

February '24 Pollarding the trees on The Green. Lengthsman Craig Howe assisted by Reuben pollarded till all the trees clear of power lines. The trees have been regularly pollarded since their planting over a century ago. The work is funded by HH Parish Council as is the rôle of Parish Lengthsman. 

January '24 Tuesday 2nd our Parish Lengthsman Team Craig and Rachael were continuing their work on clearing drain grids in the parish, this time between Low Ham and Henley (near Wishal). To quote Rachael, ‘Very satisfying work and many ‘puddles’ were banished!’  As we are all aware, grids and grips across the parish and beyond, are getting blocked quicker than they can be cleared  - it’s a never-ending task! They plan to continue this work over the Winter season.