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On 9 Mar 2015 at 2:12pm Monk wrote:
What's going on in the priory/ convent , new astro pitch ?
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On 9 Mar 2015 at 2:42pm Toby Lerone wrote:
Yes, great news. But not for the trees around the field. I'm no tree surgeon, but looks a bit drastic...
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On 9 Mar 2015 at 4:18pm Country Boy wrote:
Astro Pitch - it is the latest 3G technology I'll have you know. Private Investment plus grant aid.
 
 
On 9 Mar 2015 at 5:10pm Monk wrote:
For who's use , the football club or to hire for all ? Via the club or council , or the leisure center ?
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On 9 Mar 2015 at 5:29pm LewesLady wrote:
There is a new 3G football pitch being built on the end of Priory's playing fields, owned by the football club but intended mainly for community and school use.
The convent field tree surgery is a completely separate matter, and involves pollarding the trees to the previous level - so not especially drastic.
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On 9 Mar 2015 at 6:14pm Border Control wrote:
Trees need managing, not hugging !
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On 9 Mar 2015 at 7:51pm Eric Pollard wrote:
Well said BC
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On 9 Mar 2015 at 7:55pm Rookie wrote:
The 3G pitch is actually being laid on the Priory School field. It's in place of a seldom used rugby pitch.
It is funded by the 900+ owners of LCFC and various grants. The school will get to use it free of charge. The football club will manage it and use it free instead of having to pay thousands to use pitches elsewhere. Anyone else can hire it. An asset to the town and everyone wins.
Come on Seagull. I'm sure you can put a dampener on it.
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On 10 Mar 2015 at 10:43am Castle Gate wrote:
Looks like sensible coppicing to me. Helpful in the long term to the trees and to the natural habitat, as witnessed by many centuries of its practice here.
 
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On 10 Mar 2015 at 12:35pm Toby Lerone wrote:
So the trees grow back better than ever? Excellent. As mentioned, am no tree surgeon!
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On 10 Mar 2015 at 2:42pm Monk wrote:
Thanks rookie for your helpful and informed answer . Also thanks to the 900
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On 10 Mar 2015 at 7:19pm rookie wrote:
There is more. This is only phase 1. Funding permitting there are plans to build new changing rooms, office facilities and clubhouse in the southwest corner of the Dripping Pan in place of the Portakabin. The changing rooms will be available to hire in association with the new pitch.
The existing old clubhouse is planned to be restored back to it's Victorian condition when it was quite a nice looking building.
I hope it all comes off. We are all working to make it happen.
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On 10 Mar 2015 at 7:37pm So what? wrote:
YAWN.
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On 10 Mar 2015 at 11:26pm LewesLady wrote:
Pollarding. not coppicing.
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On 11 Mar 2015 at 10:22am Tree hugger wrote:
coppicing is where the trees are periodically cut to a low stump ( called a coppice stool) and poles allowed to re grow from this. poll adding is a similar process but usually carried out above head height and has he advantage that the new growth cannot be easily destroyed by deer or by badgers stripping the bark. There is also something called a Coppard which as he name suggests is a combination where the poles of a coppiced tree are allowed to thicken up to the stage where they can be pollarded. I really must stay in more!
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On 11 Mar 2015 at 12:56pm Silly Fellow wrote:
Ryhming again - I thought Coppard was a groundwork co. in N. Sussex
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On 11 Mar 2015 at 8:50pm Silly Billy wrote:
I saw what you did there - meant to rhyme with hugger


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