Buckland Village Tidy

Two volunteer events were held in Buckland during the first weekend of March and it is fair to say the weather was kinder to those who turned out on Saturday.

Thank you to each and every person who gave up their time on Saturday morning to help with the litter picking, cutting back vegetation obstructing the bus shelter, removing soil from sections of footpath and clearing a “recently unloved area of land” near the parish boundary.

When five residents gathered at Buckland Corner to clear the area of overgrown land their initial plan had been to spend the morning removing blackberries to create a safe route between footpath 466 (the public footpath that heads west towards Dungates Farm) and the bus stop on the A25. Such was the enthusiasm of the volunteers, when they located footpath edging under the newly cleared ground, that they carried on late into the afternoon to rediscover the full extent of what Arthur (our youngest volunteer) nicknamed “the lost footpath”.

Re-discovered footpath

On Sunday morning Buckland welcomed a team of BERT volunteers from Brockham and are very grateful for the fantastic effort they put into clearing an area around the stream that crosses Rectory Lane just north of the village green. Thanks are also due to those villagers who turned out in the wet and windy weather to support the effort of the BERT volunteers and to progress a section of footpath clearance between the village centre and Tranquil Dale.

BERT Volunteers in Buckland

Update : 12th March : If you were unable to participate this weekend but would be willing to help finish some of the tasks we were unable to complete please contact the Parish Council by clicking the Contact Us button.

March 12, 2019