Our Mission is to improve the quality of life for those who live and work in the Parish of Gnosall and those who visit it.
The vegetation at the tunnel was starting to become dangerous as well as unsightly. Trailing strands of ivy and honeysuckle were hiding prickly brambles.
These were hindering boat steerers and even taller walkers as well as hiding the bridge number.
Ivy is fine in the right place but once it gets established in the wrong place it can become a real nuisance.
Ivy grows into masonry cracks, damaging the stone face and enlarging cracks. After a while visibility becomes hindered and the situation gets out of control.
Over the winter we had a good cut-back of the railway bridge and more will be needed this winter.
Going forward, it should then be a simple maintenance job.