The Guerrilla Gardeners (GG) are a volunteer group who work in small teams to tackle overgrown areas of the village. The group is supported by the Parish Council in line with our overall aim of improving the appearance of the village. There have been many volunteer groups in the village, but this effort was spearheaded by Councillor Martyn Colvey in 2019 to address the reducing highway and verge maintenance following Dorset Council service cutbacks.
As you can imaging, the Covid-19 lockdown brought a halt to their activity along with everything else. However, some residents undertook tasks in their own area and the initiative has started to re-emerge with great results.
Below, you can find the latest Diary entries from the Guerrillas.
Guerrilla Gardener’s Diary
Wareham Road from Blaney’s Corner to the Rose & Crown crossroads had its verges trimmed and the 10 person team then made short work of weeding out the alley from Paddock Close to Purbeck Close. It was then a route… Read more about Guerrilla Gardener’s Diary: 18th October 2022
The Guerrilla Gardeners took advantage of the continuing lovely weather to complete the Blaneys project. The final remnants of turf were mopped up and mowed at Blaney’s Corner. The tiles around the war memorial were weeded in advance of a… Read more about Guerrilla Gardener’s Diary: 11th October 2022
This week 10 Guerrillas launched a major assault on the pathways of Blaneys Corner. Brambles were disabled and the path was made safe again for pedestrians and their pets. It was left looking clean and sharp and Kevin H did… Read more about Guerrilla Gardener’s Diary: 4th October 2022
There is a short stretch of pavement on the top corner of High Street and Middle Road that is very useful for those rounding the corner. The hedge there has been overgrowing for some time and the brambles are overhanging… Read more about Guerrilla Gardener’s Diary: 27th September 2022
The team tackled gutters and kerbs and verges all around the upper car park, the village hall paved area and then down around the Sports Pavilion and Scout Hut to the lower car park. This type of clearance makes such… Read more about Guerrilla Gardener’s Diary: 20th September 2022
We spilt into four groups this week, despite an iffy forecast. The loose ivy clippings from the surrounds of the Youth Club Hall were collected. The team also worked on down Lime Kiln Road towards Blaneys Corner. There had been… Read more about Guerrilla Gardener’s Diary: 13th September 2022