Improvements to Cairn Beck at Cairn Bridge, Broadwath by Jim Prescott
The work has involved;
Exposing the stone retaining wall to the northern back, which was covered in vegetation. This has been a surprise to most residents and passers-by.
Pointing the stone walls either side of the bridge approach.
Replacing missing stonework, especially replacing the coping stone by the sluice gear.
The removal of vegetation and debris which had accumulated in the beck. As well as a large amount of vegetation and silt there was a tractor tyre, many plastic bottles, pieces of wood and general rubbish.
The removed material had been put into two large heaps, these were removed by a contractor using a wagon and grab. In all 35 tons of rubbish was removed.
The cost of employing a contractor to remove the rubbish was about £500, which it is hoped can be paid for by donations.
|Late summer 2020|
January 2021 - Not quite L'île de la Cité - but a flavour!