Another afternoon away from the office for a stroll, in what was this time, a much wetter place. About 1′ deep too wet in places!
The council was a similar experience to our previous meetings, where all our ideas were met very positively. Again it would be necessary to be a registered charity and have insurance in place for our volunteers. They would like us to have formal risk assessments in place but nothing more onerous than we would require ourselves anyway.
The outcome of the meeting is that we can start the river and hedge projects immediately and have the thumbs up for the trees project once we have provided a bit more detail on what species where.