Volunteers from the Aldborough Hatch Defence Association (AHDA) used their recently purchased brushcutter to cut back the undergrowth around the 100-year-old fruit trees in the Dick Turpin Orchard ready for next year’s fruiting season.
Badgers, amphibians, rare birds and reptiles may be re-housed from their existing habitats in a contested section of land near Fairlop Waters Country Park set to become the site of a lorry through road.
Members have been working in the orchard at the Miller and Carter restaurant - locally known as the Dick Tupin - for the last two years and now the fruit picked will be put to one side and turned into jams and preserves.
Bottles, beer cans, fast food wrappers, plastic bags, nappies and tins were just a few of the items of litter found by some 30 volunteers who took part in the Great British Spring Clean of Aldborough Hatch on Saturday.
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