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 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.