A BUSY year lies ahead at a community orchard.

The next Bridport Community Orchard work party requires volunteers to take part in tasks including:

n Complete the tree pruning

n Tree feeding/mulching

n General tree maintenance

n Application of tree grease (where required)

n Adjust the bee enclosure hedges

n General hedge maintenance

n Reinstate the water butts

n Pond maintenance – before spawning begins

n Bog garden maintenance

n Pollinator bed maintenance

n Construct a beach adjacent to the pond

n Compost management

The work party will meet at St Mary’s Church field at 10am on Sunday. (10)

A break, including refreshments and biscuits, will take place at about 11am.

The weather forecast for Sunday is looking good, and all are welcome to attend and get stuck in.

The team at the community orchard will take part in this year’s Mayor’s Quiz – but needs three more members.

The quiz, which supports the mayor’s chosen charities, will take place on Friday, March


If you would like to join, contact Paul Arthur via email at paularthurandgill@gmail.