The estate have logging contractors in at present, and whilst the club was aware that access would be through the range gate, and a wider gate installed for the lorry to be able to get in, it was thought for access only. As it turns out, due to ground conditions, the lumber will be stacked at the range in the gate area.
We understand from the estate that all the wood has now been cut, and the majority of the timber will be collected as soon as possible. The timber that is furthest from the gate, will be left stacked for approximately 6 months, before being collected. we also understand that the contractors will be tidying up the parking area at some point.
I do appreciate that at present it is more than a bit muddy, but on the upside, some of the trees that have been cleared, have opened up the area to let in more light. Some of the trees that were on the edge have been removed and when the wood piles have gone, this should enlarge the parking area a bit.
The downside to this is that the firing point is now more visible from the road, to the point that the firing line will be clearly visible. So if you can put your thinking caps on and come up with an environmentally acceptable, cost effective solution to closing this area off from the road until the trees start to grow again, and we can lay them to form a hedge, I would be grateful.
If you have any concerns in the meantime please let me know, and thank you for bearing with us during this short period of inconvenience.