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Volunteers keep the Green ticking along

Haymaking in the meadows, clearing fallen tree branches, checking weed encroachment on the paths, filling in trip hazard holes, mowing … it’s still all to do before the end of the autumn and it’s all done by volunteers for the pleasure of keeping this stunning place usable by so many people with so much pleasure.

Not everyone is aware of the full extent of the Millennium Green. Starting from the basketball pitch in the Town Park, you can walk through Angel Meadow to the first cattle grid and there you have a choice: over White Bridge and sharp left up towards the Community Orchard, or over White Bridge and straight on under the railways (how many community places boast two railways? one functioning and the other a piece of transport history) or straight on through the meadows – past the cows – until you get to Six Arches. And beyond that you can walk up to the industrial estate or keep to the Track and go up the lovely gentle slope (there’s a bench in case you don’t find it so gentle) to the railway crossing. That’s where the volunteers have been clearing back weed and growth from the Track in the last weeks while it has been too wet to carry on haymaking in the meadows.

You can come and join us any Wednesday morning, meeting at 9.30 at the containers (industrial estate entrance) or for the occasional Sunday workparty – contact us for details of Sundays. All tools provided – but bring your own drink and nibbles – with careful distancing and cleaning measures in place. Our website ‘Halesworth Millennium Green’ carries news of past and future events, photos, wildlife records, history and geology (or email thegreen@halesworth.net).