Wednesday 22nd November

We will be working on the area by platform four. We will be removing some of the bramble and Ivy from the area, and transplanting Rowan 

Location: here

Start time: 10am 

Important!: Please let Will know if you can make it by either email manager@barnescommon.org.uk or by text on 07983711685, otherwise there will not be enough tools!

Wednesday 15th November 

We will be removing Ivy from some of the large oaks, where is has grown up into the canopy

Start time: 10am

Location is here

Important!: Please let Will know if you can make it by either email manager@barnescommon.org.uk or by text on 07983711685, otherwise there will not be enough tools!

Remembrance Sunday 12th November Work Party 

We will be working over by the Old Cemetary, with a two-minute silence at 11am

Start time: 10am 

We meet at Rocks Lane Car Park here, but if joining later look for us in or behind the Old Cemetery

Important!: Please let Will know if you can make it by either email manager@barnescommon.org.uk or by text on 07983711685, otherwise there will not be enough tools!

Wednesday 8th November 

There will be no volunteering this Wednesday as will is away. 

Wednesday 1st November 

We will be starting by clearing out a dead Elder that is by the station platform 4 side. We may also be removing Ivy dependant upon numbers and time. 

Start time: 10am

Location is here

Important!: Please let Will know if you can make it by either email manager@barnescommon.org.uk or by text on 07983711685, otherwise there will not be enough tools!

Wednesday 25th October

We will be removing sycamore and norwegian maple saplings alongide Van Buren Cottage.

Location click here

Start time 10am. 

Important!: Please let Will know if you can make it by either email manager@barnescommon.org.uk or by text on 07983711685, otherwise there will not be enough tools!

Wednesday 18th October

We will be working over on Mill Hill, removing some none native saplings and garden escapes! As usual please let Will know if you are coming. 

Start time: 10am

Wednesday 11th October 

We will be working over by the pond, removing pond weed, and building up some dead hedging. 

Location: https://goo.gl/maps/a71gvHhMX1n 

Start Time 10am

Important!: Please let Will know if you can make it by either email manager@barnescommon.org.uk or by text on 07983711685, otherwise there will not be enough tools/waders!

Sunday Work Party: 8th October

We will be working over on Mill Hill, removing some small non-native saplings, unwanted areas of bramble and patches of gorse. 

Location: https://goo.gl/maps/BeWb7saNQSH2

Start time 10am. 

Important!: Please let Will know if you can make it by either email manager@barnescommon.org.uk or by text on 07983711685, otherwise there will not be enough tools!

Thursday 5th October 

I will be removing sycamore and norwegian maple saplings in the woods behind Van Burens Meadow.

Location: https://goo.gl/maps/WYU6c3QcmqD2 

Start time 10am. 

Important!: Please let Will know if you can make it by either email manager@barnescommon.org.uk or by text on 07983711685, otherwise there will not be enough tools!

Wednesday 4th October

There will be no Wednesday Volunteering this week as Radnor House School are working on the common for the day. Should time permit, Will may try and run volunteering on Thursday. Update to follow by COB Tuesday.

Wednesday 27th September

we will be working over Mill Hill, near the forest shool, cutting back gorse, and scrub. Location below. Start time 10am . 

https://goo.gl/maps/XsXPNmCBo1J2

Please let Will know if you can make it by either email manager@barnescommon.org.uk or by text on 07983711685

Wednesday 20th September 

Will is away on a course and so there will be no volunteering tomorrow. Apologies! 

Wednesday 13th September

We will be working over near Mill Hill, removing bramble. Location below

https://goo.gl/maps/zJNvodYYYS92 

Start time: 10am

Sunday 9th September Work Party

We are back to business on the monthly Sunday work parties! We will be working over on Mill Hill, removing bramble, gorse and lifting a few trees. 

Locaion: https://goo.gl/maps/bkspn1FWh692 

Time: 10.15am

Please let Will know if you can make it by either email manager@barnescommon.org.uk or by text on 07983711685

 

Wednesday 6th September 

We will be harvesting the pear and apple trees at Vine Road. Depening on time we may then go out onto the common. 

Please let Will know if you can make it by either email manager@barnescommon.org.uk or by text on 07983711685

Start time: 10am Vine Road

Wednesday 30th August

CANCELLED due to very poor weather expected all morning. Moved to tomorrow, 31st, same place and time.

Location: https://goo.gl/maps/mWicG9RXzpj

Start time 9am 

Wednesday 23rd August

We will be working over near Mill Hill, removing Broom. Location below

https://goo.gl/maps/1yWXQTyEzEr 

Start time 9am.

Wednesday 16th August

We will be working over by the old cemetery. Please meet at Rocks Lane car Park at 10am

Location: https://goo.gl/maps/cRfc7xPZpWp

Wednesday 9th August 

Due to adverse weather, there will be no volunteering tomorrow. Will is away for the remaider of the week, and so volunteering will be back up and running next week

Wednesday 2nd August

We will be removing gorse at Mill Hill, tomorrow from 9am

Location:  https://goo.gl/maps/ruECzseBRCr

Wednesday 19th July - Change of date

Due to meetings, volunteering will be on Friday morning 21st July. We will be pulling bracken in the corner of Van Buren's meadow:

https://goo.gl/maps/LyverNfWedy

We will be starting at 9am.

Sunday 9th July

  • We will be working along Vine Road and Upper Richmond Road trimming paths and clearing in preparation for London in Bloom judging next week
  • Meet at Vine Road Pavilion at 10.00
  • Please let Will know if you are able to attend on 07983 711685

Wednesday 5th July

  • We will be at Vine Road to help Sharon and to prepare for ‘London in Bloom’ There’s plenty of mowing, strimming, and hedge cutting to be done - and we will be closer to the kettle and biscuits! 

Wednesday 28th June 

Wednesday 21st June 

  • Activity: Removing Robinia saplings from the corner of the football pitch (and yes, we will be working in shade!)  
  • Location:  https://goo.gl/maps/S2A8nLkQS7L2 (please contact Will if there is a problem)
  • Time:  Due to very hot weather, we will be starting at 9am tomorrow. Please bring plenty of water with you. 

Wednesday 14th June:  there will be no work party as Will is on a course.

Friday 16th June:  Will and Mike intend to spend the morning trimming back vegetation around the Leg-o-Mutton reservoir (now the cow parsley has gone to seed).  This will be a combination of lopping, trimming and mowing, although we have yet to work out what equipment will be most effective:  the aim is not a drastic clearance but to make the path around the reservoir passable.  

Meet at 09.00 at Leg-o-Mutton (Swedish School end)

Sunday 18th June The monthly work party will be working on 'Maisie's Meadow' -  the meadow just across the brook/little bridge from The Green.  We will be cutting sections of the grass (to improve the quality of this meadow), trimming branches, controlling brambles etc and hopefully in the process make sure this lovely meadow is looking her best for Barnes Fair (and London in Bloom judging), as well as for people to enjoy picnics and relax during summer and the longer evenings. We are also considering moving one of the footbridges across the reedbed feeder ditch, to try and reduce pressure on the brook margin vegetation from the increasing number of people and dogs using this informal pathway … a real mix of lopping, cutting, raking and maybe some digging etc!

Meet at 10.00 at ‘Maisie’s Meadow’ (as above)

 

Tea/coffee and more shortbread than you can shake a stick at on the go!!

As always – Dress for mess; bring water, sun hat/cream etc (always hopeful!)