Wishlist August 2017 1

Following the fire in the Orchard on 25th August, we are compiling a wishlist for repairs and improvements to prevent recurrence of the  vandalism we’ve experienced recently.

Here’s a list of things that we lost in the fire:

  • between 200 & 300m of hosepipe. Long enough to reach from Queensbridge Road to the park! For our system of interconnected water collectors and storage.
  • 3 large water barrels, 2 smaller ones
  • 4 fenceposts, tanalised, 3m x 100×100 (4″x4″)
  • 4 sheets of 3/4 plywood hoarding
  • small folding table
  • small wooden stool
  • mud kitchen utensils of various sorts
  • guttering and downpipes
  • landscape fabric
  • reinforced polythene sheeting
  • regular polytunnel UV-resistant sheeting
  • rolls of chicken wire
  • roll of rubber mat
  • polythene tarp
  • some work gloves
  • several water buckets
  • polytunnel shelving
  • Frame and polycarbonate ‘glazing’ parts of a small greenhouse that hadn’t been assmbled.
  • a small gazebo
  • our wormery!


Things we need for an improved rebuild

… coming soon!

We’ll post links and send out a notice once we’ve got a clear idea.

It will be a list of things that will improve security and durability. We will aim for some bigger-ticket items to make sure the rebuild is more durable than what we have/had.

For example, we should replace some plastic supports with metal or wire, should have a good size fire extinguisher within easy reach, and replace our gates and fencing with something more difficult to get through.


One comment on “Wishlist August 2017

  1. Reply Andy Aug 31,2017 18:57

    I’ve got a wormery you can have

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