In general we benefit from well-maintained and clearly way-marked footpaths in our parish. Much of this is achieved through the efforts of Colin McCall, working in friendly collaboration with local landowners, and ably assisted by a small band of volunteers. There is room for more! If you might be prepared to help, please call Colin on 290036.
You may either use your own sit-on mower or strimmer or use the strimmer owned by the Parish Council. Petrol, strimmer wire, ear muffs and eye protectors will be provided. Sessions typically last about two hours, a maximum of three times a year depending on the weather and the number of volunteers and perhaps the odd meeting in the pub to discuss progress and maybe have a couple of beers.
We also enjoy a relatively litter-free environment, thanks again to Colin McCall and his team of volunteers. More hands are always welcome and Colin, as coordinator, can provide litter-pickers and black bin bags. Again, an hour or two of light exercise is rewarded by a visible improvement in our surroundings.
Sadly we are not immune to fly-tipping. Local Authorities and the Environment Agency are responsible for clearing up and investigating fly-tipping on public land. We are fortunate that they take these responsibilities very seriously and we can help them by reporting any examples that we see by contacting the South Cambs District Council Enforcement Officer for Environmental Health, Chris Bradley, office tel 01954 713407, mobile 07703 120578, or e-mail. See also new South Cambs website.
Mark Addley is serving as the West Wratting Tree Warden, acting as the eyes and ears for our community in matters relating to trees.