Litter picking

       Arranged by Barry and Angie Sequeira

      Various sites around High Lane including        War Memorial/ Planters/ Library frontage                      

       Volunteers are welcome to assist with any of our projects please email contact@hlra.org.uk or david@hlra.org.uk if you wish to help                                                                                                               

        

              High Lane War Memorial


This area is well-maintained with flower beds and shrubs. Loyal volunteers sweep this area regularly, keeping it neat, tidy and strive to give it colour throughout the year. 
 Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council (SMBC) staff cleaned the immediate area around the monument as well as cleaning the inscriptions freeing it of surface dirt.  The names are now clearly visible for all visitors and residents alike to read as they pass by. Our Memorial area also has a 3-section plaque with names of the 120 soldiers who returned home.  An unusual but not unique feature however.  People feel a pride in seeing a family name listed and not only of those who perished.

 

 

      

Non-Native Invasive Plants

Co-ordinated by David Burks

 

There are three plants of concern- Himalayan Balsam, Japanese Knotweed, Giant Hogweed. Sightings of these plants should be notified to the landowners or local council as appropriate. DO NOT attempt to remove these yourself it requires a trained specialist.

 These plants have been introduced to the UK from other countries. They compete with the native species of wild plants usually choking them, removing the light and in some cases being more attractive to pollinating insects and bees. Once the natural fauna is irradicated this will influence the animal and insect wildlife as their natural native food sources will have been removed

 

         Japanese Knotweed warning for Belfast landowners after rail company sued -  Belfast Live                             Nasty' Giant Hogweed thrives as lockdown cuts treatment - BBC News                         What is Himalayan Balsam? | Friends of Saintbridge Pond Nature Reserve

 

            Japanese Knotweed                                                  Giant Hogweed                                                                 Himalayan Balsam