Wednesday, 1 October 2014


Many thanks to all those who came out Saturday and helped at the Friends of the Queslett Nature Reserve activity session.
Several bags of litter were removed from site along with old TVs and so on.
Teams also pruned hedges back of paths and did general maintenance work.
The FQNR is for those who care about the environment and would like to just talk about it and roll up their sleeves and do something.

With regards to the planned upgrade work to the reserve namely path improvements, better signage,a security barrier and some addition fencing to secure garages near the Queslett Road boundary

I have been informed of the following 

"Unfortunately the original quote for the project was very high so we have undertaken a mini competition seeking quotes from other contractors on our Landscape Construction Framework. This has inevitably delayed the original estimated start on site."
  The Parks department are now pleased to advise that the tenders were returned on Friday 26 September within budget so they will be able to place an order for the works next week once the formal Delegated Decision Authority report is approved.

The estimated revised start on site date is therefore the week beginning 13 October.

However in my experience with Council dead lines they may be a little optimistic.
 The work does need to be done, very little is spent in the reserve and the FOQNR who are all volunteers very much welcome this funding for the improvements to the reserve. It has been a long time coming and all within budget.

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