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Paul Howland 16-10-52 to 26-12-18
We are devastated to announce the death of one of our founder members Paul Howland, who passed away suddenly on his boat at Urban Moorings, Horseley Fields, Wolverhampton.
As you can see, we have an unseemly amount of bricks and rubble to remove from the site we wish to use for boat services. We are using as much of it as we can to back-fill the moorings to stop any further erosion of the banks.
We started on the clearing the green house area in March. As with every part of this site Buddleia removal is the first job. Its chopping hacking shredding,burning and then stump removal. It's hard work and we can hear the screams but buddleia is the butterfly plant. Buddleia is an invasive species that takes over everything and destroys diversity.
So summer is here and so far its been a good summer here at Urban Moorings.
We received the tenancy for the boathouse buildings and associated land from Wolverhampton Council. Despite what some may say about councils, the people we have dealt with at Wolverhampton Council have been very supportive and helpful.
Good use being made of an old pallet and some of the bags we get our wood in (off cuts courtesy of Harris Moore Fine Art Framers). Our Salad Bar. Back of pallet covered with bags and whole thing placed on top of the compost bin sides. Should work well.
Thanks to the big BCN clean up who paid us a visit today and took a load of scrap/rubbish. Every year the IWA, WRG and BCN society organise workboats and invite volunteers to help them remove rubbish from the canal.
Had a visit from Catherine, one of our volunteers and supporters. She came bearing gifts ---- a load of timber that she has rescued ( with permission ) from the skip where she works. We will make good use of it as we are starting to plan the green house at the front.
We are removing and clearing a space at the front entrance to put in a greenhouse. This area get loads of sun so this is perfect position for it. Anyway we have loads of soil and debris, its not great for growing stuff in as its got loads of rubbish in it. So what to do. well we could get a skip and just get rid of it. The problem is we have limited access onto site, 10ft max through the railway arch!!! This means we can only have a tiny tiny skip!!!