There's progress at Cow Bridge. Last week a new lockable bollard appeared, and yesterday I arrived just at the right moment to see the spectacular uprooting of the gate and post. Apparently they'll be re-installed in another park, so this brand new kit won't be wasted. So, the bridge project is just about finished, and only 14 months late.

Also on site were John and Robert Little of the Grass Roof Company who are re-greening the space at the street end, building a greenwood fence and then planting heritage fruit trees and bushes. John & Robert have done fantastic work in the past decade on Clapton Park estate with community gardening and food growing and also with planting on Beecholme Estate and the Homerton Railway Station community wildflower project. Though based in Essex they've practically adopted Clapton and we're lucky to have them around.

During bridge works this space was covered with a hardcore surface for the use of construction vehicles, so the soil must be compacted and it'll presumably be some years before it's back in good growing condition.

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