Author Archives : Paul Clarke


A Poem about OCV Hedgelaying

OCV’s an old hand now at hedge laying. We’ve been doing it for many years. However, we’ve mainly worked on hedges which have been more on the ‘mature’ side so we’re used to making the best with what we have. The hedge laying task at North Hinksey on Sunday 8th February however was a rare treat. The trees the […]


Supports were completed. Stringers need to be attached.

Bridge Building at Cothill NNR

Our task was Bridge & Boardwalk construction at Cothill NNR on Sunday 11th May. We picked a good day for it. The sun was out & Cothill Fen was glistening with spring growth. When we arrived, we did a quick recky of the area where we were working & a young stag jump over a fence […]