On Tuesday 3rd September volunteers from several path groups across PKC came to Crieff to take part in some PKC-led strimmer, leaf blower and pedestrian flail training. We had members from path groups in Crieff, Auchterarder and Abernethy taking part, despite a downpour throughout!
Much of the work the paths groups undertake requires the use of these tools, and proper operation of them is essential for the safety of both the user and those around them, as well as preventing damage to the equipment.
If you or your path group would be interested in being trained up on the safe use of strimmers, leaf blowers or flails we hope to hold another session soon. To register you interest please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The Auchterarder group are really starting to get in to the swing of the practical maintenance and are getting stuck in. After the fantastic opening of phase 2 of the Provost Walk a couple of weeks before the group were back out and hard at work.
They spent a small amount of time on Johnny Mathis walk cutting back any branches and vegetation obstructing path users from walking. This area is cut by council grounds maintenance squads but they are only able to cut twice a year and sometimes this just isn’t quite enough so this work will allow to keep the path usable until the squad can get to it in their very busy schedule!
After completing this area they continued on to the Provost Walk where we had been working last month. The group carried out some more drainage work and cutting back of the vegetation with still quite a bit more to do so we will be back out again next month to continue on.
If you are interested in being involved with the Auchterarder Core Path Group please contact the Greenspace Ranger Alan Dorman email@example.com or 01738 475000