Very many thanks to everyone who turned out on Saturday for the ragwort-pulling party. The results are really impressive – we filled four low-loaders with uprooted plants, and from the bridge it’s now pretty difficult to spot any of the poisonous pests. However, there are more lurking just beyond view, so for all those who missed this event or who enjoyed it so much they can’t wait for more, we’re organising another work party from 10am on Saturday 7 August. If you can spare a few hours please do come along – your work is vital to improving the site for breeding lapwing and snipe, and if enough people turn up we might be able to clear the field completely. We’ll meet once again on the High (A142) bridge over the river, just south of the station. Bring lunch, gloves, long sleeves and trousers, and a garden fork if possible. Please reply to email@example.com if you think you’ll be there.