Maintenance and repair of the nursery’s buildings and railway is an ongoing and challenging activity. It is undertaken by a dedicated team of nursery volunteers whose task is made more difficult by the years of neglect dating from the period when the nursery was closed. Additionally, the historical interest of some of the buildings on the site requires that they be treated sympathetically when being repaired or renovated.
Examples of recent activities include making replacement doors for some of the sheds, which were beginning to show their age, and building two substantial compost bins. These sorts of activities, along with multifarious other jobs, are unceasing! A more ambitious task has been the construction of a modern toilet block.
Current plans include the construction of a new building building to serve as a multi-purpose community space. This is an ambitious, and potentially expensive, project which is making steady progress. The nursery is very grateful for the financial donations which have already been received in connection with this project.
The adjacent images indicate progress with construction of the new building
Site prior to demolition
Site cleared: February 2023
Completed base slab: June 2023
Here are further projects where additional help would be warmly welcomed: