Our latest work party on Sunday 9th February has to be the last before the start of the nesting season restricts this sort of clearance. Eleven of us turned out, including a couple of very welcome young people, and under Thibaud's guidance we cut back brambles. Some had been encroaching onto the major path which runs between the South-East corner of the Quaker burial ground and Evelyn's Avenue, and some had been overtaking a natural clearing nearby (this should hopefully benefit butterflies). A couple of enthusiastic hackers re-opened up a (short) minor path close by - it's been decided after advice not to do more of this, as it could lead to disturbance of wildlife by the curious, and by dogs.
What we're doing has recently been questioned by one concerned local resident. Questioning what we do is not unwelcome. Find out more, and my own response, here.
We'll need a meeting soon to thrash out where we go from here, and what can be done without disturbing nesting birdlife. Expect an email soon if you're on the mailing list, and if you're not, let me have contact details if you want to influence what's done.