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Free Top Soil

Friends of Pump hill have some loam left over. Please come and shovel your own if you would like some. Ideal opportunity if you are helping out at today’s activity morning.

Lynette C

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Pump Hill; the Place to be Tomorrow

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Pump Hill Activity Morning

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Ey up me duck!

Does anyone know of any ducks that need re homing? Investigations have suggested that one of the reasons that so much weed built up in the sheep-wash last year may have been that there are no longer any ducks there to eat it. As ducks have nested there in the past it may be possible to re introduce them. The remaining planting in the sheep-wash has been moved into a denser clump in the corner in the hope that it will create a safer and more attractive nesting space.

If anyone would like to try moving any ducks there please let the Parish Council know.

 

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Progress on Pump Hill

Despite incessant rain, work is progressing on Pump Hill. Many thanks to all who have spared time for weed pulling and path clearing. The best news is the work at the squeeze on the southeast corner. Jon M and Charles B have done a masterful job of creating stone cheeks to hold back the height of the land just inside the entry point.
Next step is to grade the slope a bit more and plant it up. Thank you to everyone who has so willingly pitched in. The Friends of Pump Hill.
Lynette C

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Managing Flood Water

The Parish Council has sent us the following useful information-

The recent rain and flow from springs has prompted the Parish Council to review the measures in place to manage the risk of flooding in the village.

Our lead flood authority is Derbyshire County Council and reports of flooding problems can be made to them here. Reporting flooding emergencies.

 

Useful information is also available available on the Parish Council’s own website here. Advice on flooding. This includes the availability of sand bags in the village.

 

Finally, like Derbyshire County Council, the Parish Council would like to take the opportunity to remind all land and property owners with watercourses of their responsibility for keeping them clear enough to allow the free flow of water. Watercourses include man made ditches as well as natural brooks and streams. Debris can be removed and bank vegetation cut back, but the watercourse should not be altered. If there is a watercourse on the boundary of your property you are responsible up to the middle of it. For more in formation see the government site Owning a watercourse.

 

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Activity at Pump Hill

As the weather looks like it could be reasonable this Sunday (November 17th), the Friends of Pump Hill are planning an impromptu clean-up of the Pump Hill area for a couple of hours starting at 9am.

We’ll be pulling up weeds and tidying up some of the wood and stone.  If you’d like to muck in, please come along.

Chris S

 

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