WOW!! Thanks all of you...
I have decided to transfer the whole thing to an old cast iron bath with an enamel inside, I thought of breaking up the existing compost, mixing in old egg cartons & shredded paper with a dry leaf mulsh.
Then giving a sprinkle of lime ( i havent done this for a while so i think they need it
) that should dry things out a bit, we have had torrential rains as we are in the grip of winter, but I will cover the whole bath better.
Thank you I will keep you posted on how things progress. I have to think of a way to drain the precious worm tea..hosepine attached to a funnel, the funnel would sit inside the plug hole..what do you think??? Suzi.