2018 Sunday Work Party Dates:

May 13th, July 8th, Sept 9th, Oct 7th, Nov 11th (Remembrance), Dec 9th (Midwinter Munch)

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

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

Important!

Please let us know if you will be joining us.  We want to make sure we have enough tools - and tea n biscuits, of course! Always dress for mess -  with good protection against arms or legs getting scratched. Footwear should be appropriate to the task, ideally reinforced boots or as sturdy possible. Protective equipment suitable to task is provided and must be worn if advised. Safety training/familiarisation with tasks and tools is provided at the start of each session.  

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Volunteer Handbook 

We ask that you take the time to read our Handbook and sign our Code of Conduct. If you have any questions at all, please get in touch

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Wednesday 18th July 

We will be taking the heads off the hogweed on Van Burens meadow to stop them setting sead. This should only take an hour or so (hopefully)

For those interested, we will then be heading back to Vine Road, to start out on a Dragonfly/damselfly transect, if anyone is interested.

Locationhere

Start time 9am (expected to be warm weather) 

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

 

Wednesday 11th July 

there is no volunteering this week as Will is away

Sunday 8th July 

We will be working on cutting back the elm hedge line along Mill Hill Road, towards Putney. 

It is expected to be very hot, please bring suncream, hats and plenty of water! 

Location: please meet here

Time: 10am

Please let Mike know if you can make it by email  at mikehildesley@btinternet.com or text on 07720 385753 

 

 

 

Wednesday 27th June

We will be working on cutting back encroaching brambles/scrub onto various paths around the common

We will meet near the pond/stepping stones 

Location: here

Start time 9am (expected to be warm weather) 

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

Wednesday 20th June 

We will be working on cutting back encroaching brambles/scrub onto various paths around the common. 

We will start by the station platform 1 side

Start time 9am (as expected to be warm on Wednesday) 

Location: here

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

Wednesday 13th June 

We will be working on clearing out one of the olds sheds, and creating a poting shed for Sharon, to assist with the impending polytunnel

Start time 10am

Location here

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

Wednesday 6th June

We will be putting up a cleft chesnut pailing fence around the rasied beds at Vine Road. 

Time 9am 

Location here

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

Wednesday 30th May

There will be no volunteering tomorrow morning

Wednesday 23rd May 

We will be instaling post on Mill Hill. Please not earlier start time due to warm weather

Time: 9am

Location: here

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

Wednesday 16th May

We will be installing wooden posts on common road

Time: 10am 

Location: here 

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

 

Sunday 13th June - Please contact Mike Hildesley (details above)

MEET: VINE ROAD RECREATION GROUND (FoBC Storage Yard)

TIME: 10.00am (until approx 12.30)

Activities: there are a range  of small works to be done, with final choice depending on weather and how many volunteers show up!

Wednesday 9th May

Will is currently under the weather with a chesty cough and cold, and so will not be running a work party tomorrow. Normal service will resume next week

Wednesday 2nd May

Due to poor weather there is no work party tomorrow 

Wednesday 25th April 2018 

We will be clearing a few of the paths near Mill Hill 

Time 10am 

Location: here

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

Wednesday 18th April 2018

We will be removing some scrub from a small area on Mill Hill

Time: 10am 

Location: here

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

 

Wednesday 11th April 2018

Please contact Mike for this session. Will is on annual leave this week and Mike  will be leading the work party. There will be work in Vine Road and out on the Common.  

Contact: mikehildesley@btinternet.com or text on 07720 385753

Meet: 10.00

Location: Vine Road Recreation Ground SW13 0NE

 

Sunday 8th April - ANNUAL LITTER CLEAN UP 

Last time weather stopped play - but hoping for a lovely Spring morning when we can all get together and give the Common her annual Spring Clean!

Meeting points: Rocks Lane Car Park SW13 0DG and Vine Road Pavilion SW13 0NE

Time: 10.00 - 13.00 This community event is a great chance to get out on the Common, catch up with neighbours – and meet new ones!  We collect all matter of litter from all parts of the Common and reward everyone with refreshments in exchange of their full bin liners. Protective gloves and litter picks will be  

Contact for this event: enquiries@barnescommon.org.uk 

So many of you regularly collect litter on the Common and it really does make such a difference. Once a year, we also hold this event - everyone is welcome and it is a great chance to really make a difference, as well as catch up with neighbours and meet new friends! We look forward to seeing you!

 

Wednesday 4th April 

We will be working on the acid grassland, lifting some oak branches, and removing a small area of enchroaching bramble

Time: 10am 

Location: here

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

Wednesday 21st March

We will removing some invasive Vine that has made it's way onto the common near the former goods yard, and time permitting, we will transplant a few saplings in it's place

Time: 10am

Location: here

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

 

Wednesday 14th March 

We will continue to prepare the new path (in preparation for the BCA Easter Duck Race) This will include shifting the footbridge away from the Brook's edge, as well as some bramble removal and trimming.

Location: the new path along the Beverley Brook 

Time: 10am 

Contact details: as above