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Conservation Work Parties - 2018 - 2018 Season

October

Wednesday, 17th October 9.00 am - continues until around lunchtime

Heyshott escarpment scrub clearance - THIS WEEK

Suitable for:

Leader: John Murray - Email: johnmurray0905@gmail.com

Location: Heyshott

Grid Reference: SU900177

Meeting place: There is limited parking at the South end of Heyshott village at SU900177, then walk for about a mile up the slope to the work site. For those who would like assistance with their equipment, please meet at Upper Cranmore (the fourth gravel drive on the right after the Unicorn pub just after the cart shed on the verge) at 8.45am so that they can be taken up with the quad bike.

Working to clear scrub from this area for the benefit of the Duke of Burgundy and other species. Tools will be provided, but please bring gloves and tea/coffee/picnic. Please note that this area is steeply sloping, and the work site is about a kilometre from the village. Work starts at 9.00 but you are welcome to come along later and stay for as long or as short a time as you like all support appreciated. If you want a lift up the hill, a quad bike and trailer will leave at Upper Cranmore at 8.45am to take the equipment and other items up to the work site.

For those wanting an update on the Wednesday morning if weather dubious Tel. No. Is 01730 812325.

More information about Heyshott

Sunday, 21st October 10:30am - 1pm

Bevendean Down Habitat management - THIS WEEK

Suitable for:

Leader: Geoff Stevens - Email: dbsgms@gmail.com

Location: Bevendean

Grid Reference: TQ338064

Meeting place: Meeting place. Opposite Bevendean School between 115A and 117 Heath Hill Avenue by the bus stop. Postcode BN2 4JP. This is on the 48 bus route or there is plenty of street parking.

Find out more about conservation working parties at Bevendean Down and the Friends of Bevendean Down here.

Wednesday, 24th October 9.00 am - continues until around lunchtime

Heyshott escarpment scrub clearance

Suitable for:

Leader: John Murray - Email: johnmurray0905@gmail.com

Location: Heyshott

Grid Reference: SU900177

Meeting place: There is limited parking at the South end of Heyshott village at SU900177, then walk for about a mile up the slope to the work site. For those who would like assistance with their equipment, please meet at Upper Cranmore (the fourth gravel drive on the right after the Unicorn pub just after the cart shed on the verge) at 8.45am so that they can be taken up with the quad bike.

Working to clear scrub from this area for the benefit of the Duke of Burgundy and other species. Tools will be provided, but please bring gloves and tea/coffee/picnic. Please note that this area is steeply sloping, and the work site is about a kilometre from the village. Work starts at 9.00 but you are welcome to come along later and stay for as long or as short a time as you like all support appreciated. If you want a lift up the hill, a quad bike and trailer will leave at Upper Cranmore at 8.45am to take the equipment and other items up to the work site.

For those wanting an update on the Wednesday morning if weather dubious Tel. No. Is 01730 812325.

More information about Heyshott

Wednesday, 31st October 9.00 am - continues until around lunchtime

Heyshott escarpment scrub clearance

Suitable for:

Leader: John Murray - Email: johnmurray0905@gmail.com

Location: Heyshott

Grid Reference: SU900177

Meeting place: There is limited parking at the South end of Heyshott village at SU900177, then walk for about a mile up the slope to the work site. For those who would like assistance with their equipment, please meet at Upper Cranmore (the fourth gravel drive on the right after the Unicorn pub just after the cart shed on the verge) at 8.45am so that they can be taken up with the quad bike.

Working to clear scrub from this area for the benefit of the Duke of Burgundy and other species. Tools will be provided, but please bring gloves and tea/coffee/picnic. Please note that this area is steeply sloping, and the work site is about a kilometre from the village. Work starts at 9.00 but you are welcome to come along later and stay for as long or as short a time as you like all support appreciated. If you want a lift up the hill, a quad bike and trailer will leave at Upper Cranmore at 8.45am to take the equipment and other items up to the work site.

For those wanting an update on the Wednesday morning if weather dubious Tel. No. Is 01730 812325.

More information about Heyshott

November

Wednesday, 7th November 9.00 am - continues until around lunchtime

Heyshott escarpment scrub clearance

Suitable for:

Leader: John Murray - Email: johnmurray0905@gmail.com

Location: Heyshott

Grid Reference: SU900177

Meeting place: There is limited parking at the South end of Heyshott village at SU900177, then walk for about a mile up the slope to the work site. For those who would like assistance with their equipment, please meet at Upper Cranmore (the fourth gravel drive on the right after the Unicorn pub just after the cart shed on the verge) at 8.45am so that they can be taken up with the quad bike.

Working to clear scrub from this area for the benefit of the Duke of Burgundy and other species. Tools will be provided, but please bring gloves and tea/coffee/picnic. Please note that this area is steeply sloping, and the work site is about a kilometre from the village. Work starts at 9.00 but you are welcome to come along later and stay for as long or as short a time as you like all support appreciated. If you want a lift up the hill, a quad bike and trailer will leave at Upper Cranmore at 8.45am to take the equipment and other items up to the work site.

For those wanting an update on the Wednesday morning if weather dubious Tel. No. Is 01730 812325.

More information about Heyshott

Sunday, 11th November 9.00am - 1.00 pm

Rowland Wood and Park Corner Heath

Suitable for:

Leader: Jonathan Squire - Email: squirejmn@aol.com

Location: Park Corner Heath

Grid Reference: TQ 51546 14720

Tools will be supplied but please bring gloves and any tea / coffee etc. There are plenty of tasks to suit everyone and all help is very much appreciated.

More information about Park Corner Heath

Wednesday, 14th November 9.00 am - continues until around lunchtime

Heyshott escarpment scrub clearance

Suitable for:

Leader: John Murray - Email: johnmurray0905@gmail.com

Location: Heyshott

Grid Reference: SU900177

Meeting place: There is limited parking at the South end of Heyshott village at SU900177, then walk for about a mile up the slope to the work site. For those who would like assistance with their equipment, please meet at Upper Cranmore (the fourth gravel drive on the right after the Unicorn pub just after the cart shed on the verge) at 8.45am so that they can be taken up with the quad bike.

Working to clear scrub from this area for the benefit of the Duke of Burgundy and other species. Tools will be provided, but please bring gloves and tea/coffee/picnic. Please note that this area is steeply sloping, and the work site is about a kilometre from the village. Work starts at 9.00 but you are welcome to come along later and stay for as long or as short a time as you like all support appreciated. If you want a lift up the hill, a quad bike and trailer will leave at Upper Cranmore at 8.45am to take the equipment and other items up to the work site.

For those wanting an update on the Wednesday morning if weather dubious Tel. No. Is 01730 812325.

More information about Heyshott

Sunday, 18th November 10:30am - 1pm

Bevendean Down Habitat management

Suitable for:

Leader: Geoff Stevens - Email: dbsgms@gmail.com

Location: Bevendean

Grid Reference: TQ338064

Meeting place: Meeting place. Opposite Bevendean School between 115A and 117 Heath Hill Avenue by the bus stop. Postcode BN2 4JP. This is on the 48 bus route or there is plenty of street parking.

Find out more about conservation working parties at Bevendean Down and the Friends of Bevendean Down here.

Wednesday, 21st November 9.00 am - continues until around lunchtime

Heyshott escarpment scrub clearance

Suitable for:

Leader: John Murray - Email: johnmurray0905@gmail.com

Location: Heyshott

Grid Reference: SU900177

Meeting place: There is limited parking at the South end of Heyshott village at SU900177, then walk for about a mile up the slope to the work site. For those who would like assistance with their equipment, please meet at Upper Cranmore (the fourth gravel drive on the right after the Unicorn pub just after the cart shed on the verge) at 8.45am so that they can be taken up with the quad bike.

Working to clear scrub from this area for the benefit of the Duke of Burgundy and other species. Tools will be provided, but please bring gloves and tea/coffee/picnic. Please note that this area is steeply sloping, and the work site is about a kilometre from the village. Work starts at 9.00 but you are welcome to come along later and stay for as long or as short a time as you like all support appreciated. If you want a lift up the hill, a quad bike and trailer will leave at Upper Cranmore at 8.45am to take the equipment and other items up to the work site.

For those wanting an update on the Wednesday morning if weather dubious Tel. No. Is 01730 812325.

More information about Heyshott

Wednesday, 28th November 9.00 am - continues until around lunchtime

Heyshott escarpment scrub clearance

Suitable for:

Leader: John Murray - Email: johnmurray0905@gmail.com

Location: Heyshott

Grid Reference: SU900177

Meeting place: There is limited parking at the South end of Heyshott village at SU900177, then walk for about a mile up the slope to the work site. For those who would like assistance with their equipment, please meet at Upper Cranmore (the fourth gravel drive on the right after the Unicorn pub just after the cart shed on the verge) at 8.45am so that they can be taken up with the quad bike.

Working to clear scrub from this area for the benefit of the Duke of Burgundy and other species. Tools will be provided, but please bring gloves and tea/coffee/picnic. Please note that this area is steeply sloping, and the work site is about a kilometre from the village. Work starts at 9.00 but you are welcome to come along later and stay for as long or as short a time as you like all support appreciated. If you want a lift up the hill, a quad bike and trailer will leave at Upper Cranmore at 8.45am to take the equipment and other items up to the work site.

For those wanting an update on the Wednesday morning if weather dubious Tel. No. Is 01730 812325.

More information about Heyshott

December

Wednesday, 5th December 9.00 am - continues until around lunchtime

Heyshott escarpment scrub clearance

Suitable for:

Leader: John Murray - Email: johnmurray0905@gmail.com

Location: Heyshott

Grid Reference: SU900177

Meeting place: There is limited parking at the South end of Heyshott village at SU900177, then walk for about a mile up the slope to the work site. For those who would like assistance with their equipment, please meet at Upper Cranmore (the fourth gravel drive on the right after the Unicorn pub just after the cart shed on the verge) at 8.45am so that they can be taken up with the quad bike.

Working to clear scrub from this area for the benefit of the Duke of Burgundy and other species. Tools will be provided, but please bring gloves and tea/coffee/picnic. Please note that this area is steeply sloping, and the work site is about a kilometre from the village. Work starts at 9.00 but you are welcome to come along later and stay for as long or as short a time as you like all support appreciated. If you want a lift up the hill, a quad bike and trailer will leave at Upper Cranmore at 8.45am to take the equipment and other items up to the work site.

For those wanting an update on the Wednesday morning if weather dubious Tel. No. Is 01730 812325.

More information about Heyshott

Sunday, 9th December 9.00am - 1.00 pm

Rowland Wood and Park Corner Heath

Suitable for:

Leader: Jonathan Squire - Email: squirejmn@aol.com

Location: Park Corner Heath

Grid Reference: TQ 51546 14720

Tools will be supplied but please bring gloves and any tea / coffee etc. There are plenty of tasks to suit everyone and all help is very much appreciated.

More information about Park Corner Heath

Wednesday, 12th December 9.00 am - continues until around lunchtime

Heyshott escarpment scrub clearance

Suitable for:

Leader: John Murray - Email: johnmurray0905@gmail.com

Location: Heyshott

Grid Reference: SU900177

Meeting place: There is limited parking at the South end of Heyshott village at SU900177, then walk for about a mile up the slope to the work site. For those who would like assistance with their equipment, please meet at Upper Cranmore (the fourth gravel drive on the right after the Unicorn pub just after the cart shed on the verge) at 8.45am so that they can be taken up with the quad bike.

Working to clear scrub from this area for the benefit of the Duke of Burgundy and other species. Tools will be provided, but please bring gloves and tea/coffee/picnic. Please note that this area is steeply sloping, and the work site is about a kilometre from the village. Work starts at 9.00 but you are welcome to come along later and stay for as long or as short a time as you like all support appreciated. If you want a lift up the hill, a quad bike and trailer will leave at Upper Cranmore at 8.45am to take the equipment and other items up to the work site.

For those wanting an update on the Wednesday morning if weather dubious Tel. No. Is 01730 812325.

More information about Heyshott

Sunday, 16th December 10:30am - 1pm

Bevendean Down Habitat management

Suitable for:

Leader: Geoff Stevens - Email: dbsgms@gmail.com

Location: Bevendean

Grid Reference: TQ338064

Meeting place: Meet at the far end of Knepp Close, that is the first turning on the right up Norwich Drive. We do a little scrub clearing and then have a bonfire and do roast potatoes, sausages home cake tea and coffee etc.

Find out more about conservation working parties at Bevendean Down and the Friends of Bevendean Down here.

Wednesday, 19th December 9.00 am - continues until around lunchtime

Heyshott escarpment scrub clearance

Suitable for:

Leader: John Murray - Email: johnmurray0905@gmail.com

Location: Heyshott

Grid Reference: SU900177

Meeting place: There is limited parking at the South end of Heyshott village at SU900177, then walk for about a mile up the slope to the work site. For those who would like assistance with their equipment, please meet at Upper Cranmore (the fourth gravel drive on the right after the Unicorn pub just after the cart shed on the verge) at 8.45am so that they can be taken up with the quad bike.

Working to clear scrub from this area for the benefit of the Duke of Burgundy and other species. Tools will be provided, but please bring gloves and tea/coffee/picnic. Please note that this area is steeply sloping, and the work site is about a kilometre from the village. Work starts at 9.00 but you are welcome to come along later and stay for as long or as short a time as you like all support appreciated. If you want a lift up the hill, a quad bike and trailer will leave at Upper Cranmore at 8.45am to take the equipment and other items up to the work site.

For those wanting an update on the Wednesday morning if weather dubious Tel. No. Is 01730 812325.

More information about Heyshott

January

Wednesday, 2nd January 9.00 am - continues until around lunchtime

Heyshott escarpment scrub clearance

Suitable for:

Leader: John Murray - Email: johnmurray0905@gmail.com

Location: Heyshott

Grid Reference: SU900177

Meeting place: There is limited parking at the South end of Heyshott village at SU900177, then walk for about a mile up the slope to the work site. For those who would like assistance with their equipment, please meet at Upper Cranmore (the fourth gravel drive on the right after the Unicorn pub just after the cart shed on the verge) at 8.45am so that they can be taken up with the quad bike.

Working to clear scrub from this area for the benefit of the Duke of Burgundy and other species. Tools will be provided, but please bring gloves and tea/coffee/picnic. Please note that this area is steeply sloping, and the work site is about a kilometre from the village. Work starts at 9.00 but you are welcome to come along later and stay for as long or as short a time as you like all support appreciated. If you want a lift up the hill, a quad bike and trailer will leave at Upper Cranmore at 8.45am to take the equipment and other items up to the work site.

For those wanting an update on the Wednesday morning if weather dubious Tel. No. Is 01730 812325.

More information about Heyshott

Wednesday, 9th January 9.00 am - continues until around lunchtime

Heyshott escarpment scrub clearance

Suitable for:

Leader: John Murray - Email: johnmurray0905@gmail.com

Location: Heyshott

Grid Reference: SU900177

Meeting place: There is limited parking at the South end of Heyshott village at SU900177, then walk for about a mile up the slope to the work site. For those who would like assistance with their equipment, please meet at Upper Cranmore (the fourth gravel drive on the right after the Unicorn pub just after the cart shed on the verge) at 8.45am so that they can be taken up with the quad bike.

Working to clear scrub from this area for the benefit of the Duke of Burgundy and other species. Tools will be provided, but please bring gloves and tea/coffee/picnic. Please note that this area is steeply sloping, and the work site is about a kilometre from the village. Work starts at 9.00 but you are welcome to come along later and stay for as long or as short a time as you like all support appreciated. If you want a lift up the hill, a quad bike and trailer will leave at Upper Cranmore at 8.45am to take the equipment and other items up to the work site.

For those wanting an update on the Wednesday morning if weather dubious Tel. No. Is 01730 812325.

More information about Heyshott

Sunday, 13th January 9.00am - 1.00 pm

Rowland Wood and Park Corner Heath

Suitable for:

Leader: Jonathan Squire - Email: squirejmn@aol.com

Location: Park Corner Heath

Grid Reference: TQ 51546 14720

Tools will be supplied but please bring gloves and any tea / coffee etc. There are plenty of tasks to suit everyone and all help is very much appreciated.

More information about Park Corner Heath

Wednesday, 16th January 9.00 am - continues until around lunchtime

Heyshott escarpment scrub clearance

Suitable for:

Leader: John Murray - Email: johnmurray0905@gmail.com

Location: Heyshott

Grid Reference: SU900177

Meeting place: There is limited parking at the South end of Heyshott village at SU900177, then walk for about a mile up the slope to the work site. For those who would like assistance with their equipment, please meet at Upper Cranmore (the fourth gravel drive on the right after the Unicorn pub just after the cart shed on the verge) at 8.45am so that they can be taken up with the quad bike.

Working to clear scrub from this area for the benefit of the Duke of Burgundy and other species. Tools will be provided, but please bring gloves and tea/coffee/picnic. Please note that this area is steeply sloping, and the work site is about a kilometre from the village. Work starts at 9.00 but you are welcome to come along later and stay for as long or as short a time as you like all support appreciated. If you want a lift up the hill, a quad bike and trailer will leave at Upper Cranmore at 8.45am to take the equipment and other items up to the work site.

For those wanting an update on the Wednesday morning if weather dubious Tel. No. Is 01730 812325.

More information about Heyshott

Sunday, 20th January 10:30am - 1pm

Bevendean Down Habitat management

Suitable for:

Leader: Geoff Stevens - Email: dbsgms@gmail.com

Location: Bevendean

Grid Reference: TQ338064

Meeting place: Meeting place. Opposite Bevendean School between 115A and 117 Heath Hill Avenue by the bus stop. Postcode BN2 4JP. This is on the 48 bus route or there is plenty of street parking.

Find out more about conservation working parties at Bevendean Down and the Friends of Bevendean Down here.

Wednesday, 23rd January 9.00 am - continues until around lunchtime

Heyshott escarpment scrub clearance

Suitable for:

Leader: John Murray - Email: johnmurray0905@gmail.com

Location: Heyshott

Grid Reference: SU900177

Meeting place: There is limited parking at the South end of Heyshott village at SU900177, then walk for about a mile up the slope to the work site. For those who would like assistance with their equipment, please meet at Upper Cranmore (the fourth gravel drive on the right after the Unicorn pub just after the cart shed on the verge) at 8.45am so that they can be taken up with the quad bike.

Working to clear scrub from this area for the benefit of the Duke of Burgundy and other species. Tools will be provided, but please bring gloves and tea/coffee/picnic. Please note that this area is steeply sloping, and the work site is about a kilometre from the village. Work starts at 9.00 but you are welcome to come along later and stay for as long or as short a time as you like all support appreciated. If you want a lift up the hill, a quad bike and trailer will leave at Upper Cranmore at 8.45am to take the equipment and other items up to the work site.

For those wanting an update on the Wednesday morning if weather dubious Tel. No. Is 01730 812325.

More information about Heyshott

Wednesday, 30th January 9.00 am - continues until around lunchtime

Heyshott escarpment scrub clearance

Suitable for:

Leader: John Murray - Email: johnmurray0905@gmail.com

Location: Heyshott

Grid Reference: SU900177

Meeting place: There is limited parking at the South end of Heyshott village at SU900177, then walk for about a mile up the slope to the work site. For those who would like assistance with their equipment, please meet at Upper Cranmore (the fourth gravel drive on the right after the Unicorn pub just after the cart shed on the verge) at 8.45am so that they can be taken up with the quad bike.

Working to clear scrub from this area for the benefit of the Duke of Burgundy and other species. Tools will be provided, but please bring gloves and tea/coffee/picnic. Please note that this area is steeply sloping, and the work site is about a kilometre from the village. Work starts at 9.00 but you are welcome to come along later and stay for as long or as short a time as you like all support appreciated. If you want a lift up the hill, a quad bike and trailer will leave at Upper Cranmore at 8.45am to take the equipment and other items up to the work site.

For those wanting an update on the Wednesday morning if weather dubious Tel. No. Is 01730 812325.

More information about Heyshott

February

Wednesday, 6th February 9.00 am - continues until around lunchtime

Heyshott escarpment scrub clearance

Suitable for:

Leader: John Murray - Email: johnmurray0905@gmail.com

Location: Heyshott

Grid Reference: SU900177

Meeting place: There is limited parking at the South end of Heyshott village at SU900177, then walk for about a mile up the slope to the work site. For those who would like assistance with their equipment, please meet at Upper Cranmore (the fourth gravel drive on the right after the Unicorn pub just after the cart shed on the verge) at 8.45am so that they can be taken up with the quad bike.

Working to clear scrub from this area for the benefit of the Duke of Burgundy and other species. Tools will be provided, but please bring gloves and tea/coffee/picnic. Please note that this area is steeply sloping, and the work site is about a kilometre from the village. Work starts at 9.00 but you are welcome to come along later and stay for as long or as short a time as you like all support appreciated. If you want a lift up the hill, a quad bike and trailer will leave at Upper Cranmore at 8.45am to take the equipment and other items up to the work site.

For those wanting an update on the Wednesday morning if weather dubious Tel. No. Is 01730 812325.

More information about Heyshott

Monday, 11th February 9.00am - continues until around lunchtime

Rowland Wood and Park Corner Heath

Suitable for:

Leader: Jonathan Squire - Email: squirejmn@aol.com

Location: Park Corner Heath

Grid Reference: TQ 51546 14720

Tools will be supplied but please bring gloves and any tea / coffee etc. There are plenty of tasks to suit everyone and all help is very much appreciated.

More information about Park Corner Heath

Wednesday, 13th February 9.00 am - continues until around lunchtime

Heyshott escarpment scrub clearance

Suitable for:

Leader: John Murray - Email: johnmurray0905@gmail.com

Location: Heyshott

Grid Reference: SU900177

Meeting place: There is limited parking at the South end of Heyshott village at SU900177, then walk for about a mile up the slope to the work site. For those who would like assistance with their equipment, please meet at Upper Cranmore (the fourth gravel drive on the right after the Unicorn pub just after the cart shed on the verge) at 8.45am so that they can be taken up with the quad bike.

Working to clear scrub from this area for the benefit of the Duke of Burgundy and other species. Tools will be provided, but please bring gloves and tea/coffee/picnic. Please note that this area is steeply sloping, and the work site is about a kilometre from the village. Work starts at 9.00 but you are welcome to come along later and stay for as long or as short a time as you like all support appreciated. If you want a lift up the hill, a quad bike and trailer will leave at Upper Cranmore at 8.45am to take the equipment and other items up to the work site.

For those wanting an update on the Wednesday morning if weather dubious Tel. No. Is 01730 812325.

More information about Heyshott

Sunday, 17th February 10:30am - 1pm

Bevendean Down Habitat management

Suitable for:

Leader: Geoff Stevens - Email: dbsgms@gmail.com

Location: Bevendean

Grid Reference: TQ338064

Meeting place: Meeting place. Opposite Bevendean School between 115A and 117 Heath Hill Avenue by the bus stop. Postcode BN2 4JP. This is on the 48 bus route or there is plenty of street parking.

Find out more about conservation working parties at Bevendean Down and the Friends of Bevendean Down here.

Wednesday, 20th February 9.00 am - continues until around lunchtime

Heyshott escarpment scrub clearance

Suitable for:

Leader: John Murray - Email: johnmurray0905@gmail.com

Location: Heyshott

Grid Reference: SU900177

Meeting place: There is limited parking at the South end of Heyshott village at SU900177, then walk for about a mile up the slope to the work site. For those who would like assistance with their equipment, please meet at Upper Cranmore (the fourth gravel drive on the right after the Unicorn pub just after the cart shed on the verge) at 8.45am so that they can be taken up with the quad bike.

Working to clear scrub from this area for the benefit of the Duke of Burgundy and other species. Tools will be provided, but please bring gloves and tea/coffee/picnic. Please note that this area is steeply sloping, and the work site is about a kilometre from the village. Work starts at 9.00 but you are welcome to come along later and stay for as long or as short a time as you like all support appreciated. If you want a lift up the hill, a quad bike and trailer will leave at Upper Cranmore at 8.45am to take the equipment and other items up to the work site.

For those wanting an update on the Wednesday morning if weather dubious Tel. No. Is 01730 812325.

More information about Heyshott

Wednesday, 27th February 9.00 am - continues until around lunchtime

Heyshott escarpment scrub clearance

Suitable for:

Leader: John Murray - Email: johnmurray0905@gmail.com

Location: Heyshott

Grid Reference: SU900177

Meeting place: There is limited parking at the South end of Heyshott village at SU900177, then walk for about a mile up the slope to the work site. For those who would like assistance with their equipment, please meet at Upper Cranmore (the fourth gravel drive on the right after the Unicorn pub just after the cart shed on the verge) at 8.45am so that they can be taken up with the quad bike.

Working to clear scrub from this area for the benefit of the Duke of Burgundy and other species. Tools will be provided, but please bring gloves and tea/coffee/picnic. Please note that this area is steeply sloping, and the work site is about a kilometre from the village. Work starts at 9.00 but you are welcome to come along later and stay for as long or as short a time as you like all support appreciated. If you want a lift up the hill, a quad bike and trailer will leave at Upper Cranmore at 8.45am to take the equipment and other items up to the work site.

For those wanting an update on the Wednesday morning if weather dubious Tel. No. Is 01730 812325.

More information about Heyshott

March

Wednesday, 6th March 9.00 am - continues until around lunchtime

Heyshott escarpment scrub clearance

Suitable for:

Leader: John Murray - Email: johnmurray0905@gmail.com

Location: Heyshott

Grid Reference: SU900177

Meeting place: There is limited parking at the South end of Heyshott village at SU900177, then walk for about a mile up the slope to the work site. For those who would like assistance with their equipment, please meet at Upper Cranmore (the fourth gravel drive on the right after the Unicorn pub just after the cart shed on the verge) at 8.45am so that they can be taken up with the quad bike.

Working to clear scrub from this area for the benefit of the Duke of Burgundy and other species. Tools will be provided, but please bring gloves and tea/coffee/picnic. Please note that this area is steeply sloping, and the work site is about a kilometre from the village. Work starts at 9.00 but you are welcome to come along later and stay for as long or as short a time as you like all support appreciated. If you want a lift up the hill, a quad bike and trailer will leave at Upper Cranmore at 8.45am to take the equipment and other items up to the work site.

For those wanting an update on the Wednesday morning if weather dubious Tel. No. Is 01730 812325.

More information about Heyshott

Sunday, 10th March 9.00am - 1.00 pm

Rowland Wood and Park Corner Heath

Suitable for:

Leader: Jonathan Squire - Email: squirejmn@aol.com

Location: Park Corner Heath

Grid Reference: TQ 51546 14720

Tools will be supplied but please bring gloves and any tea / coffee etc. There are plenty of tasks to suit everyone and all help is very much appreciated.

More information about Park Corner Heath

Wednesday, 13th March 9.00 am - continues until around lunchtime

Heyshott escarpment scrub clearance

Suitable for:

Leader: John Murray - Email: johnmurray0905@gmail.com

Location: Heyshott

Grid Reference: SU900177

Meeting place: There is limited parking at the South end of Heyshott village at SU900177, then walk for about a mile up the slope to the work site. For those who would like assistance with their equipment, please meet at Upper Cranmore (the fourth gravel drive on the right after the Unicorn pub just after the cart shed on the verge) at 8.45am so that they can be taken up with the quad bike.

Working to clear scrub from this area for the benefit of the Duke of Burgundy and other species. Tools will be provided, but please bring gloves and tea/coffee/picnic. Please note that this area is steeply sloping, and the work site is about a kilometre from the village. Work starts at 9.00 but you are welcome to come along later and stay for as long or as short a time as you like all support appreciated. If you want a lift up the hill, a quad bike and trailer will leave at Upper Cranmore at 8.45am to take the equipment and other items up to the work site.

For those wanting an update on the Wednesday morning if weather dubious Tel. No. Is 01730 812325.

More information about Heyshott

Sunday, 17th March 10:30am - 1pm

Bevendean Down Habitat management

Suitable for:

Leader: Geoff Stevens - Email: dbsgms@gmail.com

Location: Bevendean

Grid Reference: TQ338064

Meeting place: Meeting place. Opposite Bevendean School between 115A and 117 Heath Hill Avenue by the bus stop. Postcode BN2 4JP. This is on the 48 bus route or there is plenty of street parking.

Find out more about conservation working parties at Bevendean Down and the Friends of Bevendean Down here.

Wednesday, 20th March 9.00 am - continues until around lunchtime

Heyshott escarpment scrub clearance

Suitable for:

Leader: John Murray - Email: johnmurray0905@gmail.com

Location: Heyshott

Grid Reference: SU900177

Meeting place: There is limited parking at the South end of Heyshott village at SU900177, then walk for about a mile up the slope to the work site. For those who would like assistance with their equipment, please meet at Upper Cranmore (the fourth gravel drive on the right after the Unicorn pub just after the cart shed on the verge) at 8.45am so that they can be taken up with the quad bike.

Working to clear scrub from this area for the benefit of the Duke of Burgundy and other species. Tools will be provided, but please bring gloves and tea/coffee/picnic. Please note that this area is steeply sloping, and the work site is about a kilometre from the village. Work starts at 9.00 but you are welcome to come along later and stay for as long or as short a time as you like all support appreciated. If you want a lift up the hill, a quad bike and trailer will leave at Upper Cranmore at 8.45am to take the equipment and other items up to the work site.

For those wanting an update on the Wednesday morning if weather dubious Tel. No. Is 01730 812325.

More information about Heyshott

Wednesday, 27th March 9.00 am - continues until around lunchtime

Heyshott escarpment scrub clearance

Suitable for:

Leader: John Murray - Email: johnmurray0905@gmail.com

Location: Heyshott

Grid Reference: SU900177

Meeting place: There is limited parking at the South end of Heyshott village at SU900177, then walk for about a mile up the slope to the work site. For those who would like assistance with their equipment, please meet at Upper Cranmore (the fourth gravel drive on the right after the Unicorn pub just after the cart shed on the verge) at 8.45am so that they can be taken up with the quad bike.

Working to clear scrub from this area for the benefit of the Duke of Burgundy and other species. Tools will be provided, but please bring gloves and tea/coffee/picnic. Please note that this area is steeply sloping, and the work site is about a kilometre from the village. Work starts at 9.00 but you are welcome to come along later and stay for as long or as short a time as you like all support appreciated. If you want a lift up the hill, a quad bike and trailer will leave at Upper Cranmore at 8.45am to take the equipment and other items up to the work site.

For those wanting an update on the Wednesday morning if weather dubious Tel. No. Is 01730 812325.

More information about Heyshott


Past Conservation Work Parties

Saturday, 15th September 10.00 am - 1.00 pm.

A259 Buckle By-Pass, Seaford - Wall Cotoneaster Clearance

Suitable for:

Leader: Dave Harris d.harris8@btinternet.com

Location: A259 Buckle By-Pass, Seaford

Grid Reference: TQ47030014

Meeting place: Meet at the bus stop at the bottom of Hill Rise opposite Hawth Hill, Bishopstone

Following on from a successful weekend last year, the dates for a `second tranche` of Wall Cotoneaster clearance from this site has now been set for Saturday the 15th and Sunday the 16th of September.

By way of background, the steep slopes of the cutting through which the road runs support a colony of Small Blue, whose numbers have declined in recent years as the kidney vetch on this site has been swamped out by the growth of cotoneaster. The objective of this work is to remove the cotoneaster and allow the kidney vetch to flourish once again. Work was slow last year due to the steepness of the site and the need to bag and remove all that was cut to comply with the terms of the licence granted to BC by East Sussex County Highways. This year, following consultation with other interested parties (there are other insect and plant interests here), a decision has been made to work on the flat and wider Eastern end, which should considerably speed matters and also be a lot safer.

The work parties will run from 10.00 am till about 1.00 pm. All are welcome to join us for as long or as short a part of that time as you wish.

Yellow reflective tabards, gloves, loppers and secateurs will be available, but feel free to bring your own if you have them. Sturdy gripping footwear, long - sleeved shirt / jumper and jeans would be sensible. Cold drinks, biscuits and cake will also be on hand as a `bribe` - can`t guarantee the weather or Long - Tailed Blue, though!

Sunday, 16th September 10.00 am - 1.00 pm.

A259 Buckle By-Pass, Seaford - Wall Cotoneaster Clearance

Suitable for:

Leader: Dave Harris d.harris8@btinternet.com

Location: A259 Buckle By-Pass, Seaford

Grid Reference: TQ47030014

Meeting place: Meet at the bus stop at the bottom of Hill Rise opposite Hawth Hill, Bishopstone

Following on from a successful weekend last year, the dates for a `second tranche` of Wall Cotoneaster clearance from this site has now been set for Saturday the 15th and Sunday the 16th of September.

By way of background, the steep slopes of the cutting through which the road runs support a colony of Small Blue, whose numbers have declined in recent years as the kidney vetch on this site has been swamped out by the growth of cotoneaster. The objective of this work is to remove the cotoneaster and allow the kidney vetch to flourish once again. Work was slow last year due to the steepness of the site and the need to bag and remove all that was cut to comply with the terms of the licence granted to BC by East Sussex County Highways. This year, following consultation with other interested parties (there are other insect and plant interests here), a decision has been made to work on the flat and wider Eastern end, which should considerably speed matters and also be a lot safer.

The work parties will run from 10.00 am till about 1.00 pm. All are welcome to join us for as long or as short a part of that time as you wish.

Yellow reflective tabards, gloves, loppers and secateurs will be available, but feel free to bring your own if you have them. Sturdy gripping footwear, long - sleeved shirt / jumper and jeans would be sensible. Cold drinks, biscuits and cake will also be on hand as a `bribe` - can`t guarantee the weather or Long - Tailed Blue, though!

Wednesday, 3rd October 9.00 am - continues until around lunchtime

Heyshott escarpment scrub clearance

Suitable for:

Leader: John Murray johnmurray0905@gmail.com

Location: Heyshott

Grid Reference: SU900177

Meeting place: There is limited parking at the South end of Heyshott village at SU900177, then walk for about a mile up the slope to the work site. For those who would like assistance with their equipment, please meet at Upper Cranmore (the fourth gravel drive on the right after the Unicorn pub just after the cart shed on the verge) at 8.45am so that they can be taken up with the quad bike.

Working to clear scrub from this area for the benefit of the Duke of Burgundy and other species. Tools will be provided, but please bring gloves and tea/coffee/picnic. Please note that this area is steeply sloping, and the work site is about a kilometre from the village. Work starts at 9.00 but you are welcome to come along later and stay for as long or as short a time as you like all support appreciated. If you want a lift up the hill, a quad bike and trailer will leave at Upper Cranmore at 8.45am to take the equipment and other items up to the work site.

For those wanting an update on the Wednesday morning if weather dubious Tel. No. Is 01730 812325.

Thursday, 4th October 10.00 am - 3.00 pm

Coppicing of hazel at Church Copse (Clapham Wood)

Suitable for:

Leader: Neil Hulme 07778 306816 nh@nhulme.eclipse.co.uk

Location: Clapham Wood

Meeting place: Meeting in the car park of Clapham Saint Mary the Virgin church

Target species: Pearl-bordered Fritillary,

Help is urgently required to assist with the coppicing of hazel at Church Copse (Clapham Wood) near Worthing. The first in a regular programme of work parties (further dates to be confirmed) will start at 10 am on Thursday 4 October, meeting in the car park of Clapham Saint Mary the Virgin church. No experience is necessary. Tools and guidance will be provided. This work is vital to ongoing efforts to assist the recovery of the Pearl-bordered Fritillary, while creating rare habitat for other woodland fauna and flora. Participants will be signed up with the South Downs Volunteer Ranger Service, with benefits for those who attend a number of these events through the winter. Please contact Neil Hulme on 07778 306816 if you would like more information. ()

Wednesday, 10th October 9.00 am - continues until around lunchtime

Heyshott escarpment scrub clearance

Suitable for:

Leader: John Murray johnmurray0905@gmail.com

Location: Heyshott

Grid Reference: SU900177

Meeting place: There is limited parking at the South end of Heyshott village at SU900177, then walk for about a mile up the slope to the work site. For those who would like assistance with their equipment, please meet at Upper Cranmore (the fourth gravel drive on the right after the Unicorn pub just after the cart shed on the verge) at 8.45am so that they can be taken up with the quad bike.

Working to clear scrub from this area for the benefit of the Duke of Burgundy and other species. Tools will be provided, but please bring gloves and tea/coffee/picnic. Please note that this area is steeply sloping, and the work site is about a kilometre from the village. Work starts at 9.00 but you are welcome to come along later and stay for as long or as short a time as you like all support appreciated. If you want a lift up the hill, a quad bike and trailer will leave at Upper Cranmore at 8.45am to take the equipment and other items up to the work site.

For those wanting an update on the Wednesday morning if weather dubious Tel. No. Is 01730 812325.

Sunday, 14th October 9.00am - 1.00 pm

Rowland Wood and Park Corner Heath

Suitable for:

Leader: Jonathan Squire squirejmn@aol.com

Location: Park Corner Heath

Grid Reference: TQ 51546 14720

Tools will be supplied but please bring gloves and any tea / coffee etc. There are plenty of tasks to suit everyone and all help is very much appreciated.

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