Work Party Dates

Work Party Dates

Drop-in’s are most welcome, but it helps if we know you will be joining us, so we can arrange tasks, tools – and biscuits! Always dress for mess including sturdy footwear. Protective equipment is provided and must be worn if advised. Training is provided at each session. All volunteers are made aware of where to access our Handbook and asked to complete a simple Volunteer Information Sheet.

Wednesdays: contact Will or text 07983 711685

Sundays: contact Mike or text 07720 385753

Vine Road Growing: contact Sharon

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ALL VOLUNTEERING SESSIONS ARE CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS

Wednesday 18th March: CANCELLED

We will be working on the acid grassland near Van Burens meadow, removing saplings. Please let Will know if you can make it . Email [email protected] or by text on 07983 711685, and don’t forget your keep cup! 

Time: 9am-11.30am

Location: here

Wednesday 11th March

We will be starting at Vine Road Pavilion with a quick job (as long as you all work very hard!) of filling the new planters that Will2 & Mike built. We will then head over to half and half to create a new hedge. Please let Will know if you can make it . Email [email protected] or by whatsapp/text on 07983 711685, and don’t forget your keep cup! 

Time: 9am-11.30am (this one will probably go on longer)

Location: here

Wednesday 4th March

You will be coppicing some oak, removing turkey oak and holm oak on the margins of Van Burens Meadow. Please let Will know if you can make it . Email [email protected] or by text on 07983 711685, and don’t forget your keep cup! 

Time: 9am-11.30am

Location: here

Wednesday 26th February

You will be copicing some oak, removing turkey oak and holm oak and haloing a veteran hawthorn on the margins of Van Burens Meadow. Please let Will know if you can make it . Email [email protected] or by text on 07983 711685, and don’t forget your keep cup! 

Time: 9am-11.30am

Location: here

Wednesday 19th February

We will be working down the brook coppicing some willow, putting new bridges in, creating brushwood faggotts and adding a new section of willow fence.Please let Will know if you can make it . Email [email protected] or by text on 07983 711685, and don’t forget your keep cup!

Time: 9am-11.30am

Location: here

Wednesday 12th February

You will be copicing some oak, removing turkey oak and holm oak and haloing a veteran hawthorn on the margins of Van Burens Meadow. Please let Will know if you can make it . Email [email protected] or by text on 07983 711685, and don’t forget your keep cup! 

Time: 9am-11.30am

Location: here

Wednesday 5th February

We will start over on the football field coppicing a small amount of blackthorn. We will then move over to the woodland between common road and Van Burens meadow to remove some russian vine. If you arrive late and we’re not at the football field then we will be at the second spot here. Please let Will know if you can make it . Email [email protected] or by text on 07983711685, and don’t forget your keep cup! 

Time: 9am

Location: here

Wednesday 29th January

no volunteering this week, both Wills are away, sorry.

Monday 27th January

As there is no Wednesday session this week i’m doing one on Monday. We will be working at LoM, creating some new dead-hedging from norway maple. Please let Will know if you can make it . Email [email protected] or by text on 07983711685, and don’t forget your keep cup! 

Time: 9am

Location: here

Wednesday 22nd January

We will be back working on the black poplar nursery site. hopefully it dries up in the next few days! If it’s still very wet on site we can head to coppice hazel and finish the dead hedging/yew planting.

Please let Will know if you can make it . Email [email protected] or by text on 07983711685, and don’t forget your keep cup! 

Time: 9am

Location here

Wednesday 15th January

We will be continuing the willow fence around the reed bed as well as working on the new path around it

Please let Will know if you can make it . Email [email protected] or by text on 07983711685, and don’t forget your keep cup! 

Time: 9am

Location here

Wednesday 8th January 2020

We’re back up and running for the Wednesday volunteering. We will be starting the year by preparing the ground for the black poplar nursery out on the common. If we finish in time we will move onto coppicing or working on the path around the reed bed.

Please let Will know if you can make it . Email [email protected] or by text on 07983711685, and don’t forget your keep cup! 

Time: 9am

Location here

Wednesday 18th December: Final Christmas (work)PARTY!

The final challenge for 2019…..over 30 metres of the finest willow weave fencing to be created! We will be starting on our 2nd phase of planned work for the brook & reed bed. We’re looking to create a live willow hedge around the reed bed to protect from dogs entering the water. Coffee time mince pies will be aplenty and for those interested we will pop to the pub after for a Christmas beer. Please let Will know if you can make it . Email [email protected] or by text on 07983711685, and don’t forget your keep cup/tankard! 

Time: 9am

Location here

Wednesday 11th December

We will be back on the common, finishing off removing the snowberry from near Vine Road, installing a dead hedge and transplanting some yew and holly saplings. Please let Will know if you can make it . Email [email protected] or by text on 07983711685, and don’t forget your keep cup! 

Time: 9am

Location: here

Wednesday 4th December:Leg o’ Mutton work party

We will be working at LoM, creating some new dead-hedging from norway maple. Please let Will know if you can make it . Email [email protected] or by text on 07983711685, and don’t forget your keep cup! 

Time: 9am

Location: here

Wednesday 27th November:Leg o’ Mutton work party

We will be working at LoM, creating some new dead-hedging from norway maple. Please let Will know if you can make it . Email [email protected] or by text on 07983711685, and don’t forget your keep cup! 

Time: 9am

Location: here

Wednesday 20th November

We will be removing some saplings from the acid grassland and  within the gorse. Long sleeves/thick jackets advised as some trees to be removed are in the middle of dense gorse patches.Please let Will know if you can make it . Email [email protected] or by text on 07983711685, and don’t forget your keep cup!

Time: 9am

Location: here

Wednesday 13th November: Leg o’ Mutton work party

We will be working at LoM, widening a few areas of the path for access. Please let Will know if you can make it . Email [email protected] or by text on 07983711685

Time: 9am

Location: here

Sunday 10th November

Remembrance Sunday work party with Mike. Meet at 10am in the carpark at Rocks Lane or look for us in the Old Cemetery if arriving later. Please contact Mike or text 07720 385753 if you would like to know more or to let him know you will be joining us.

Wednesday 6th November

We will be working at the orchard finishing off mulching the fruit trees, removing some buddleja and a little bramble, and time permitting planting two new trees, or at least getting the holes dug. Please let Will know if you can make it . Email [email protected] or by text on 07983711685

Time: 9am

Location: here

Wednesday 30th October: Leg o’ Mutton work party

We will be having our first work party at LoM, widening a few areas of the path for access. Please let Will know if you can make it . Email [email protected] or by text on 07983711685

Time: 9am

Location: here

Wednesday 23rd October

We will be removing russian vine from along the Beverley Brook. Please let Will know if you can make it . Email [email protected] or by text on 07983711685

Time: 9am

Location: here

Wednesday 16th October

We will be removing some norway maple from the woodland around Mill Hill. Please let Will know if you can make it . Email [email protected] or by text on 07983711685

Time: 9am

Location: here

Wednesday 9th October

We will be removing a large area of Russian vine. Please let Will know if you can make it . Email [email protected] or by text on 07983711685

Time: 9am

Location: here

 

Wednesday 2nd October

We will be thinning an area of dense holly understory, long sleeves are advisable! Please let Will know if you can make it . Email [email protected] or by text on 07983711685

Time:9am

Location: here

Wednesday 25th September

We will be rebuilding a vandalised stag beetle loggery. Bring your waterproofs!

Time:9am

Location: here

Please let Will know if you can make it . Email [email protected] or by text on 07983711685

Wednesday 18th September

Unfortunately there is no volunteering this week as Will has to deal with an urgent matter. We will be back next week though!

Wednesday 11th September

We’re are continuing removing some snowberry within the woods near Vine Road. Please wear long sleeves and trousers as the vegetation is dense. Please bring a keep cup/mug for tea and coffee.

Time: 9am

Location: here

Please let Will know if you can make it . Email [email protected] or by text on 07983711685

Wednesday 4th September

Volunteering is back up and running after the summer break! We’re starting things off by removing some snowberry within the woods near Vine Road. Please wear long sleeves and trousers as the vegetation is dense. Please bring a keep cup/mug for tea and coffee.

Time: 9am

Location: here

Please let Will know if you can make it . Email [email protected] or by text on 07983711685

Wednesday 31st July

We will be working within the surrounding area of the orchard: last volunteer session until September!

Time: 9am

Location:here

Please let Will know if you can make it . Email [email protected] or by text on 07983711685

Wednesday 24th July

No volunteering. Will is away

Wednesday 17th July

We will will be trimming back encroaching scrub on paths neighbouring the road

Time: 9am

Location: here

Please let Will know if you can make it . Email [email protected] or by text on 07983711685

Wednesday 10th July

We will be trimming back the path along the orchard, watering and re-tying some of the trees. Time permitting we may go over to Mill Hill also.

Time: 9am

Location:here

Please let Will know if you can make it . Email [email protected] or by text on 07983711685

Wednesday 3rd July

No volunteering. Will is away

Wednesday 26th June

We will be working at Vine Road to help Sharon with work in and around the raised beds, and polytunnel area.

Start Time: 9am

Location: here

Please let Will know ASAP if you can make it. Email [email protected] or by text on 07983711685

Wednesday 19th June

No volunteering, Will is away on study leave

Wednesday 12th June

We will be trimming back paths through the woodland near the ponds and the orchard. Plenty of mosquitos around this area so dress accordingly! Please let Will know ASAP if you can make it. Email [email protected] or by text on 07983711685

Start time: 9.00am

Location: here

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