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Malling Community Centre ravaged

On 6 Nov 2012 at 8:22pm mallingabout wrote:
Hi, Anyone know why the trees adjacent to malling community centre have been totally removed leaving a multitude of trip hazards adjacent to a playpark/nursery.
On 6 Nov 2012 at 8:47pm Obvious wrote:
Progress you numpty
On 6 Nov 2012 at 9:58pm Matt Kent wrote:
@Mallingabout The trees have been copiced professionally, and are the result of consulting with neighbouring residents during the spring, by the Town Council (who own the land), and with assistance of a District Tree Officer. It was agreed by all that the site needed professionally tree surgery, and time was taken to ensure the nesting season had passed. The copicing will allow for the trees to grow back. The undergrowth has been professionally cleared, security improved and the site will flourish again.
On 7 Nov 2012 at 2:05am insomniac wrote:
2 p's in 'coppicing' please Matt. You're thinking of 'copse' (Tsk!)
On 7 Nov 2012 at 7:05am COP PIRATE wrote:
YARGH! Cop a load of that!
On 7 Nov 2012 at 11:06am Old Cynic wrote:
It looks dramatic now - but in a couple of years it will be fantastic. Coppicing is a great method of managing woodland and is brilliant for birds and invertebrates. But what happended to the wood - did the contractor take in in lieu of payment?
On 7 Nov 2012 at 12:15pm mallingabout wrote:
Thanks Matt, puts my mind to rest. A good way forward.
Thanks Old Cynic, Now explained - I understand the coppicing process, it just looks so different at the moment though that my litlun squeaks in horror every time we ride past!
Long live the coppiced trees ;-)
On 7 Nov 2012 at 12:34pm stevied wrote:
They're only self-seeded weeds anyway - back in the 1970/80s that was a grassy bank!
On 7 Nov 2012 at 1:31pm Mickntitch wrote:
Not much of a bank, more a gentle slope. There was a metal full size goal near the horse field fence.
On 7 Nov 2012 at 1:34pm Townie wrote:
Used to play football up there all the time, and before the community centre was built. Many happy days spent down the tip too where the flyover is now
On 7 Nov 2012 at 1:41pm stevied wrote:
Ah yes, the tip! Excellent playground, that and the landfill where Castle Court etc are now.
On 7 Nov 2012 at 2:32pm Mickntitch wrote:
I built most of my bikes from bits out of the tip
On 7 Nov 2012 at 7:01pm Townie wrote:
Happy days on the witches hat in the playground too. I can remember Malling before the new estate was built. Remember walking the dog on the field with my dad before the house were built, playing down in the hay store at the farm over the the bridge, strawberry picking on the old railway banks, oh bloody happy days
On 7 Nov 2012 at 11:06pm Fairmeadow wrote:
Some of you guys have fantastic memories that ought to be recorded.
Contact Lewes History Group, who are doing a "Lewes Street Stories" project.
On 10 Nov 2012 at 4:43am mickyboy wrote:
fairmeadow my knowledge of lewes only goes back to the sixties, which doesnt seem to long ago, i can also recall ringmer from 1955 when my grand parents moved there, the feilds behind their first house became springett avenue, I could almost begin to believe I must be getting old, luckily many of the friends I have made on my years in and around lewes are still on that journey with me there is a wealth of history contempary or otherwise available to you. sadly the number of good pubs where you can bump into such people are beginning to thinout a bit,happy hunting

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