The grass on Waterloo Meadows, off Elgar Road, was cut last week and has now been baled.
The Whitley Pump watched the hay baling on Sunday 4 October. This is a fascinating operation that requires two pieces of equipment; one that turns the grass and lines it up ready for baling, and the other which rolls the grass into a bale and ejects it when complete.
The Friends of Waterloo Meadows were on hand to observe the work which was carried out by Reading Borough Council contractors. The mowing and baling is part of the management of the meadows and improves biodiversity.