Monthly Archives: February 2014

Last Friday night Southern England was hit with strong winds and here at East Berks was no exception. We lost in total 15 trees around the course.

Following a course inspection on Saturday morning and discussions with the Course Management Committee the decision was made to close the course over the weekend on a Health & Safety basis. The trees that are on the ground cause little threat but the broken branches  or “hangers” were and still are a big risk.

The greens staff have spent the past 4 daysIMAG0917 IMAG0926 IMG-20140215-WA0011 storm damage cutting fallen trees and removing them from the course as much as possible.

The clear up continues and a couple of large pine trees will need felling by contractors, these trees have been taped off and still present a risk – please do not enter these taped off areas.

A couple more trees have fallen since Sunday morning so please take extra care around the course.

The weather looks a little more promising over the next few weeks, so hopefully we will get back to some kind of normality.