Wednesday Work Parties (Will): manager@barnescommon.org.uk or text on 07983711685

Sunday Work Parties (Mike):  mikehildesley@btinternet.com or text on 07720 385753 

Vine Road Work Parties (Sharon): education@barnescommon.org.uk

Please let us know if you will be joining us so we can arrange enough tools, equipment - and biscuits, of course! Always dress for mess and wear sturdy footwear. Protective equipment is provided and must be worn if advised. Safety training/familiarisation with tasks and tools is provided at each session.  

Volunteer HandbookWe ask all volunteers to take a moment to read our Handbook and always ask if you have any questions.

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Wednesday 23rd January

We will be chipping brash on Mill Hill

Start time 9am

Location: here

Please let Will know ASAP if you can make it, (as there is limited PPE for chipping) email manager@barnescommon.org.uk or by text on 07983711685

Wednesday 16th January:  NO WORK PARTY THIS WEEK

Sunday 13th January 2019 - Happy New Year

Mike and the team will be tackling various bits around the Ups & Downs, possibly including the woods along Ranelagh Avenue.  This will include clearing some scrub, especially in the margin area towards Rocks Lane and SE corner going towards the Mill Hill Intersection (where there is good quality acid grassland we need to conserve), scraping where the bramble has been cut around the trees in the open area, as well as some low branch trimming. There will be a mix of heavier work (mattocks, digging, raking) and lighter trimming.  Hopefully not too much litter in this area, but litter pickers are welcome as always to fan out to other areas and join us for coffee!

Meet: Ups & Downs (in the open space between Ranelagh Ave  and Mill Hill Road)

Time:  10.00am  (until approx 12.30)

Attire:  as above, dress for mess and layer up!

Wednesday 9th January

We will be working down at the brook, creating the new pathway

Time: 9am

Location: here

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

 

Wednesday 12th December 

We are planning to plant the first of our orchard trees at the Former Goods Yard.  However, this is dependent on the trees being lifted in time.  Please contact Will as above to confirm if you are coming, and for more information.

Sunday 9th December 

We will be working on removing old and dead broom from Mill Hill as well as some general scrub control 

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

Time: 10:15- 12.30

Location: here

Wednesday 5th December 

We will be working on Mill Hill scrub control

please let me know if you can make it by email manager@barnescommon.org.uk or by text on 07983711685

Please double check in the morning if still on as weather not looking good! 

Time: 9am-11.30am 

Location: here

Wednesday 28th November 

We will be working on Mill Hill removing a few saplings, and old broom. 

please let me know if you can make it by email manager@barnescommon.org.uk or by text on 07983711685

Time: 9am-11.30am 

Location: here

Wednesday 21st November 

 We will be working on Mill Hill removing a few saplings, and old broom. 

please let me know if you can make it by email manager@barnescommon.org.uk or by text on 07983711685

Time: 9am-11.30am 

Location: here

Wednesday 14th November

We will be working near the football field again, removing blackthorn (dress accordingly!)

please let me know if you can make it by email manager@barnescommon.org.uk or by text on 07983711685

Time: 9am-11.30am 

Location: here

Sunday 11th November: Remembrance Sunday Work Party

We will be working at the old cemetary, clearing back paths, bramble and maintaining the several war graves

We will observe a  2 minutes silcence at 11am followed by a coffee break

Start Time: 10am 

Location: here

Wednesday 31st October 

We will be working in the same area as last week, removing saplings and increasing the acid grassland 

please let me know if you can make it by email manager@barnescommon.org.uk or by text on 07983711685

Time: 9am-11.30am 

Location: here

Wednesday 24th October 

We will be removing some old broom and saplings near the football field

please let me know if you can make it by email manager@barnescommon.org.uk or by text on 07983711685

Time: 9am-11.30am 

Location: here

 

Wenesday 17th October 

We will be buidling two rasied beds in the polytunnel, and if the soil arrives, we will fill them as well. If we finish early we will go out onto the common. 

please let me know if you can make it by email manager@barnescommon.org.uk or by text on 07983711685

Time: 9am-11.30am 

Location: here

Wednesday 10th October

We will be continuing working near the football field, as great progress is being made

please let me know if you can make it by email manager@barnescommon.org.uk or by text on 07983711685

 Time: 9am-11.30am 

Location: here

Wednesday 3rd October 

We will be removing saplings near the football field. 

please let me know if you can make it by email manager@barnescommon.org.uk or by text on 07983711685

 Time: 9am-11.30am 

Location: here

Wednesday 26th September 

We will be removing saplings near the football field. 

please let me know manager@barnescommon.org.uk or by text on 07983711685

 Time: 9am-11.30am 

Location: here

Wednesday 19th September 

We will be shifting bales on Van Burens meadow and half and half meadow (nr Queens Ride).

please let me know manager@barnescommon.org.uk or by text on 07983711685

Time: 9am-11.30am 

Location: here

Wednesday 12th September

Wednesday work party is back up and running! We will be removing a few saplings that have self seeded in Red Rover, and then moving to the Former Goods Yard to remove some of the bramble. 

Start Time: 9am

Location: here

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