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Conservation Work Parties - 2017

December

Friday, 22nd December 10.00 am - 3.00pm

Rowland Wood and Park Corner Heath NEW - THIS WEEK

Suitable for:

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

Location: Park Corner Heath

Grid Reference: TQ 51546 14720

A heavy work party (chainsaw and brushcutter) for this Tuesday (10.00 am at the main gate), so any help with either brushcutting, dragging, burning etc. would be much appreciated. I need at least one person there as back-up for chainsaw use.

There will be gingerbread

More information about Park Corner Heath

Wednesday, 27th December 10.00 am - 3.00pm

Rowland Wood and Park Corner Heath NEW

Suitable for:

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

Location: Park Corner Heath

Grid Reference: TQ 51546 14720

A heavy work party (chainsaw and brushcutter) for this Tuesday (10.00 am at the main gate), so any help with either brushcutting, dragging, burning etc. would be much appreciated. I need at least one person there as back-up for chainsaw use.

More information about Park Corner Heath

Thursday, 28th December 10.00 am - 3.00pm

Rowland Wood and Park Corner Heath NEW

Suitable for:

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

Location: Park Corner Heath

Grid Reference: TQ 51546 14720

A heavy work party (chainsaw and brushcutter) for this Tuesday (10.00 am at the main gate), so any help with either brushcutting, dragging, burning etc. would be much appreciated. I need at least one person there as back-up for chainsaw use.

More information about Park Corner Heath

January

Wednesday, 3rd 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.

Work starts on site at 9.00 am and continues until around lunchtime. You are welcome to come along for as much or as little of this time as suits you. Work is with hand tools only, which will be provided, but we recommend you wear stout boots, work gloves and safety glasses. Work party dates may be changed at short notice, particularly if the weather is wet, so if you are travelling any distance please check before setting off with Nigel Symington on 07808 936900.

More information about Heyshott

Thursday, 4th January 9.30am - 15.30

Oaken Wood – habitat management

Suitable for:

Leader: Jayne Chapman and Harry Clarke - Tel: 07917 243 984 (Bill Downey) - Email: billdowney@sky.com

Location: Oaken Wood

Grid Reference: TQ02672 35262.

Meeting place: Oaken Wood is a very difficult site to access, has extremely limited parking and we also have to ensure that the forest roads are kept clear for Forestry Commission vehicles. For this reason the meeting place will be at the car park at nearby Sidney Wood – and we will then transfer into a couple of cars for the short journey to Oaken Wood It is at Tickners Heath on the Dunsfold Road between the village of Dunsfold and the A281 at Alford Crossways. The car park is on the south side of the roa

Please make sure you are wearing work clothes, stout boots and bring waterproofs in case of rain. Please also bring a packed lunch, water and flasks of tea or other hot drinks.

All hand tools and PPE will be provided as appropriate to the task in hand. However, if you have your own PPE (e.g. gloves), please bring these along. Training will be provided in the use of hand tools and safety procedures.


Mobile numbers for problems on the day are:
Bill Downey 07917 243 984
Harry Clarke 07773 428935

More information about Oaken Wood

Wednesday, 10th 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.

Work starts on site at 9.00 am and continues until around lunchtime. You are welcome to come along for as much or as little of this time as suits you. Work is with hand tools only, which will be provided, but we recommend you wear stout boots, work gloves and safety glasses. Work party dates may be changed at short notice, particularly if the weather is wet, so if you are travelling any distance please check before setting off with Nigel Symington on 07808 936900.

More information about Heyshott

Sunday, 14th January 8.30 am - continues until around lunchtime

Rowland Wood and Park Corner Heath

Suitable for:

Leader: Michael Blencowe - Email: sussexgrayling@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, 17th 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.

Work starts on site at 9.00 am and continues until around lunchtime. You are welcome to come along for as much or as little of this time as suits you. Work is with hand tools only, which will be provided, but we recommend you wear stout boots, work gloves and safety glasses. Work party dates may be changed at short notice, particularly if the weather is wet, so if you are travelling any distance please check before setting off with Nigel Symington on 07808 936900.

More information about Heyshott

Sunday, 21st 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, 24th 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.

Work starts on site at 9.00 am and continues until around lunchtime. You are welcome to come along for as much or as little of this time as suits you. Work is with hand tools only, which will be provided, but we recommend you wear stout boots, work gloves and safety glasses. Work party dates may be changed at short notice, particularly if the weather is wet, so if you are travelling any distance please check before setting off with Nigel Symington on 07808 936900.

More information about Heyshott

Wednesday, 31st 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.

Work starts on site at 9.00 am and continues until around lunchtime. You are welcome to come along for as much or as little of this time as suits you. Work is with hand tools only, which will be provided, but we recommend you wear stout boots, work gloves and safety glasses. Work party dates may be changed at short notice, particularly if the weather is wet, so if you are travelling any distance please check before setting off with Nigel Symington on 07808 936900.

More information about Heyshott

February

Thursday, 1st February 9.30am - 15.30

Oaken Wood – habitat management

Suitable for:

Leader: Jayne Chapman and Harry Clarke - Tel: 07917 243 984 (Bill Downey) - Email: billdowney@sky.com

Location: Oaken Wood

Grid Reference: TQ02672 35262.

Meeting place: Oaken Wood is a very difficult site to access, has extremely limited parking and we also have to ensure that the forest roads are kept clear for Forestry Commission vehicles. For this reason the meeting place will be at the car park at nearby Sidney Wood – and we will then transfer into a couple of cars for the short journey to Oaken Wood It is at Tickners Heath on the Dunsfold Road between the village of Dunsfold and the A281 at Alford Crossways. The car park is on the south side of the roa

Please make sure you are wearing work clothes, stout boots and bring waterproofs in case of rain. Please also bring a packed lunch, water and flasks of tea or other hot drinks.

All hand tools and PPE will be provided as appropriate to the task in hand. However, if you have your own PPE (e.g. gloves), please bring these along. Training will be provided in the use of hand tools and safety procedures.


Mobile numbers for problems on the day are:
Bill Downey 07917 243 984
Harry Clarke 07773 428935

More information about Oaken Wood

Wednesday, 7th 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.

Work starts on site at 9.00 am and continues until around lunchtime. You are welcome to come along for as much or as little of this time as suits you. Work is with hand tools only, which will be provided, but we recommend you wear stout boots, work gloves and safety glasses. Work party dates may be changed at short notice, particularly if the weather is wet, so if you are travelling any distance please check before setting off with Nigel Symington on 07808 936900.

More information about Heyshott

Sunday, 11th February 8.30 am - continues until around lunchtime

Rowland Wood and Park Corner Heath

Suitable for:

Leader: Michael Blencowe - Email: sussexgrayling@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 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.

Work starts on site at 9.00 am and continues until around lunchtime. You are welcome to come along for as much or as little of this time as suits you. Work is with hand tools only, which will be provided, but we recommend you wear stout boots, work gloves and safety glasses. Work party dates may be changed at short notice, particularly if the weather is wet, so if you are travelling any distance please check before setting off with Nigel Symington on 07808 936900.

More information about Heyshott

Sunday, 18th 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, 21st 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.

Work starts on site at 9.00 am and continues until around lunchtime. You are welcome to come along for as much or as little of this time as suits you. Work is with hand tools only, which will be provided, but we recommend you wear stout boots, work gloves and safety glasses. Work party dates may be changed at short notice, particularly if the weather is wet, so if you are travelling any distance please check before setting off with Nigel Symington on 07808 936900.

More information about Heyshott

Wednesday, 28th 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.

Work starts on site at 9.00 am and continues until around lunchtime. You are welcome to come along for as much or as little of this time as suits you. Work is with hand tools only, which will be provided, but we recommend you wear stout boots, work gloves and safety glasses. Work party dates may be changed at short notice, particularly if the weather is wet, so if you are travelling any distance please check before setting off with Nigel Symington on 07808 936900.

More information about Heyshott

March

Thursday, 1st March 9.30am - 15.30

Oaken Wood – habitat management

Suitable for:

Leader: Jayne Chapman and Harry Clarke - Tel: 07917 243 984 (Bill Downey) - Email: billdowney@sky.com

Location: Oaken Wood

Grid Reference: TQ02672 35262.

Meeting place: Oaken Wood is a very difficult site to access, has extremely limited parking and we also have to ensure that the forest roads are kept clear for Forestry Commission vehicles. For this reason the meeting place will be at the car park at nearby Sidney Wood – and we will then transfer into a couple of cars for the short journey to Oaken Wood It is at Tickners Heath on the Dunsfold Road between the village of Dunsfold and the A281 at Alford Crossways. The car park is on the south side of the roa

Please make sure you are wearing work clothes, stout boots and bring waterproofs in case of rain. Please also bring a packed lunch, water and flasks of tea or other hot drinks.

All hand tools and PPE will be provided as appropriate to the task in hand. However, if you have your own PPE (e.g. gloves), please bring these along. Training will be provided in the use of hand tools and safety procedures.


Mobile numbers for problems on the day are:
Bill Downey 07917 243 984
Harry Clarke 07773 428935

More information about Oaken Wood

Wednesday, 7th 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.

Work starts on site at 9.00 am and continues until around lunchtime. You are welcome to come along for as much or as little of this time as suits you. Work is with hand tools only, which will be provided, but we recommend you wear stout boots, work gloves and safety glasses. Work party dates may be changed at short notice, particularly if the weather is wet, so if you are travelling any distance please check before setting off with Nigel Symington on 07808 936900.

More information about Heyshott

Sunday, 11th March 8.30 am - continues until around lunchtime

Rowland Wood and Park Corner Heath

Suitable for:

Leader: Michael Blencowe - Email: sussexgrayling@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 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.

Work starts on site at 9.00 am and continues until around lunchtime. You are welcome to come along for as much or as little of this time as suits you. Work is with hand tools only, which will be provided, but we recommend you wear stout boots, work gloves and safety glasses. Work party dates may be changed at short notice, particularly if the weather is wet, so if you are travelling any distance please check before setting off with Nigel Symington on 07808 936900.

More information about Heyshott

Sunday, 18th 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, 21st 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.

Work starts on site at 9.00 am and continues until around lunchtime. You are welcome to come along for as much or as little of this time as suits you. Work is with hand tools only, which will be provided, but we recommend you wear stout boots, work gloves and safety glasses. Work party dates may be changed at short notice, particularly if the weather is wet, so if you are travelling any distance please check before setting off with Nigel Symington on 07808 936900.

More information about Heyshott

Wednesday, 28th 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.

Work starts on site at 9.00 am and continues until around lunchtime. You are welcome to come along for as much or as little of this time as suits you. Work is with hand tools only, which will be provided, but we recommend you wear stout boots, work gloves and safety glasses. Work party dates may be changed at short notice, particularly if the weather is wet, so if you are travelling any distance please check before setting off with Nigel Symington on 07808 936900.

More information about Heyshott


Past Conservation Work Parties

Friday, 21st July 10am - TBA

Bracken Management Day at Park Corner Heath

Suitable for:

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

Location: Park Corner Heath

Meeting place: The nearest town is Uckfield, and the grid reference for the entrance to the Rowland Wood is TQ516 147. To reach it, travel through Halland and turn south off the A22 at the Landrover Man (BN8 6RD) into Park Lane. Turn right immediately into small private road. The entrance is on the right. The gate will be open so you can drive into the site and park down the track where there is plenty of space..

Some of us will be meeting (my own ETA 10 am, others earlier) on Friday (21 July) to cut and stack Bracken on PCH. Bob/Michael will be mowing paths to a double width, while I’ll be on the brushcutter. If anyone is able to get along, to help bundle up and stack Bracken, your assistance would be gratefully received.

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

Bevendean Down – Habitat management

Suitable for:

Leader: Geoff Stevens 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.

Saturday, 9th September 10.00 am - 2.00 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 9th and Sunday the 10th 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 2.00 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, 10th September 10.00 am - 2.00 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 9th and Sunday the 10th 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 2.00 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, 20th September 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.

Work starts on site at 9.00 am and continues until around lunchtime. You are welcome to come along for as much or as little of this time as suits you. Work is with hand tools only, which will be provided, but we recommend you wear stout boots, work gloves and safety glasses. Work party dates may be changed at short notice, particularly if the weather is wet, so if you are travelling any distance please check before setting off with Nigel Symington on 07808 936900.

Wednesday, 27th September 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.

Work starts on site at 9.00 am and continues until around lunchtime. You are welcome to come along for as much or as little of this time as suits you. Work is with hand tools only, which will be provided, but we recommend you wear stout boots, work gloves and safety glasses. Work party dates may be changed at short notice, particularly if the weather is wet, so if you are travelling any distance please check before setting off with Nigel Symington on 07808 936900.

Wednesday, 4th 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.

Work starts on site at 9.00 am and continues until around lunchtime. You are welcome to come along for as much or as little of this time as suits you. Work is with hand tools only, which will be provided, but we recommend you wear stout boots, work gloves and safety glasses. Work party dates may be changed at short notice, particularly if the weather is wet, so if you are travelling any distance please check before setting off with Nigel Symington on 07808 936900.

Fritillaries for the Future

Thursday, 5th October 10.00 am - 3.00 pm

Church Copse (Clapham) – coppicing Hazel for Fritillaries for the Future

Suitable for:

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

Location: Clapham

Grid Reference: TQ09550664

Meeting place: Location: Church Copse, meeting in the car park at Clapham Saint Mary the Virgin (take LEFT fork on gravelled track after crossing the paddocks).

We’ll be working alongside South Downs National Park staff/volunteers and local volunteers to coppice Hazel, to produce habitat for the Pearl-bordered Fritillary and other wildlife. Please wear strong gloves and footwear and bring a packed lunch. Please contact Neil to register attendance and ensure that suitable tools (sharp handsaws or loppers) are available.

Saturday, 7th October 9:00am - 15:00pm

Liz Williams Butterfly haven habitat management

Suitable for:

Leader: Dr Dan Danahar 0779 111 3918 Dan@BigNature.co.uk

Location: Liz Williams Butterfly haven

Grid Reference: TQ 3093 0724

Habitat restoration for early successional chalk grassland butterflies. Tools will be supplied but please bring gloves etc. Tea and coffee provided. We will be brush cutting the reserve and need qualified brush cutters and people to help burn the waste

@ButterflyDan

Sunday, 8th October 8.30 am - continues until around lunchtime

Rowland Wood and Park Corner Heath

Suitable for:

Leader: Michael Blencowe sussexgrayling@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.

Wednesday, 11th 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.

Work starts on site at 9.00 am and continues until around lunchtime. You are welcome to come along for as much or as little of this time as suits you. Work is with hand tools only, which will be provided, but we recommend you wear stout boots, work gloves and safety glasses. Work party dates may be changed at short notice, particularly if the weather is wet, so if you are travelling any distance please check before setting off with Nigel Symington on 07808 936900.

Sunday, 15th October 10:30am - 1pm

Bevendean Down – Habitat management

Suitable for:

Leader: Geoff Stevens 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, 18th 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.

Work starts on site at 9.00 am and continues until around lunchtime. You are welcome to come along for as much or as little of this time as suits you. Work is with hand tools only, which will be provided, but we recommend you wear stout boots, work gloves and safety glasses. Work party dates may be changed at short notice, particularly if the weather is wet, so if you are travelling any distance please check before setting off with Nigel Symington on 07808 936900.

Fritillaries for the Future

Thursday, 19th October 10.00 am - 4.00 pm

Church Copse (Clapham) – coppicing Hazel for Fritillaries for the Future

Suitable for:

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

Location: Clapham

Grid Reference: TQ09550664

Meeting place: Location: Church Copse, meeting in the car park at Clapham Saint Mary the Virgin (take LEFT fork on gravelled track after crossing the paddocks).

We’ll be working alongside South Downs National Park staff/volunteers and local volunteers to coppice Hazel, to produce habitat for the Pearl-bordered Fritillary and other wildlife. Please wear strong gloves and footwear and bring a packed lunch. Please contact Neil to register attendance and ensure that suitable tools (sharp handsaws or loppers) are available.

Wednesday, 25th 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.

Work starts on site at 9.00 am and continues until around lunchtime. You are welcome to come along for as much or as little of this time as suits you. Work is with hand tools only, which will be provided, but we recommend you wear stout boots, work gloves and safety glasses. Work party dates may be changed at short notice, particularly if the weather is wet, so if you are travelling any distance please check before setting off with Nigel Symington on 07808 936900.

Fritillaries for the Future

Sunday, 29th October 10.30 am - continues until around 3.00pm

Rewell Wood –Coppicing

Suitable for:

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

Location: Rewell Wood

Grid Reference: SU983076

Meeting place: The sawmill in the southern part of Rewell Wood, accessed via a concealed turning off the eastbound A27 dual carriageway between Fontwell and Arundel. The turning is marked by a thick overhead cable crossing the dual carriageway. Extreme caution must be exercised on both entry and exit. Drive up the track through the open gate until you reach the sawmill.

Coppicing Sweet Chestnut with South Downs Volunteer Ranger Service.

Requirements: Please make sure you are wearing appropriate, protective work clothes including strong boots, gloves and eye protection. Please also bring a packed lunch and drinks. Tools provided.

Wednesday, 1st November 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.

Work starts on site at 9.00 am and continues until around lunchtime. You are welcome to come along for as much or as little of this time as suits you. Work is with hand tools only, which will be provided, but we recommend you wear stout boots, work gloves and safety glasses. Work party dates may be changed at short notice, particularly if the weather is wet, so if you are travelling any distance please check before setting off with Nigel Symington on 07808 936900.

Thursday, 2nd November 9.30am - 15.30

Oaken Wood – habitat management

Suitable for:

Leader: Jayne Chapman and Harry Clarke 07917 243 984 (Bill Downey) billdowney@sky.com

Location: Oaken Wood

Grid Reference: TQ02672 35262.

Meeting place: Oaken Wood is a very difficult site to access, has extremely limited parking and we also have to ensure that the forest roads are kept clear for Forestry Commission vehicles. For this reason the meeting place will be at the car park at nearby Sidney Wood – and we will then transfer into a couple of cars for the short journey to Oaken Wood It is at Tickners Heath on the Dunsfold Road between the village of Dunsfold and the A281 at Alford Crossways. The car park is on the south side of the roa

Terrain:

Please make sure you are wearing work clothes, stout boots and bring waterproofs in case of rain. Please also bring a packed lunch, water and flasks of tea or other hot drinks.

All hand tools and PPE will be provided as appropriate to the task in hand. However, if you have your own PPE (e.g. gloves), please bring these along. Training will be provided in the use of hand tools and safety procedures.

The next workparty of the 2017/2018 season at Oaken Wood will take place on Thursday 2nd November.

The task for the day will be to widen Ride 5 and possibly progress to Ride 2 – so continuing the excellent work we have been doing to create habitat for the Wood White. One side of these rides was cleared last year - so the task will be to broaden the ride to its full width and bring much more light into the wood.

Please could you Bill know if you are able to attend by email or text – (no need to inform me if you can’t) – this is to give us an idea of numbers on the day.


Mobile numbers for problems on the day are:
Bill Downey 07917 243 984
Harry Clarke 07773 428935

Wednesday, 8th November 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.

Work starts on site at 9.00 am and continues until around lunchtime. You are welcome to come along for as much or as little of this time as suits you. Work is with hand tools only, which will be provided, but we recommend you wear stout boots, work gloves and safety glasses. Work party dates may be changed at short notice, particularly if the weather is wet, so if you are travelling any distance please check before setting off with Nigel Symington on 07808 936900.

Sunday, 12th November 8.30 am - continues until around lunchtime

Rowland Wood and Park Corner Heath

Suitable for:

Leader: Michael Blencowe sussexgrayling@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.

Wednesday, 15th November 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.

Work starts on site at 9.00 am and continues until around lunchtime. You are welcome to come along for as much or as little of this time as suits you. Work is with hand tools only, which will be provided, but we recommend you wear stout boots, work gloves and safety glasses. Work party dates may be changed at short notice, particularly if the weather is wet, so if you are travelling any distance please check before setting off with Nigel Symington on 07808 936900.

Fritillaries for the Future

Thursday, 16th November 10.00 am - 3.00 pm

Church Copse (Clapham) – coppicing Hazel for Fritillaries for the Future

Suitable for:

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

Location: Clapham

Grid Reference: TQ09550664

Meeting place: Location: Church Copse, meeting in the car park at Clapham Saint Mary the Virgin (take LEFT fork on gravelled track after crossing the paddocks).

We’ll be working alongside South Downs National Park staff/volunteers and local volunteers to coppice Hazel, to produce habitat for the Pearl-bordered Fritillary and other wildlife. Please wear strong gloves and footwear and bring a packed lunch. Please contact Neil to register attendance and ensure that suitable tools (sharp handsaws or loppers) are available.

Sunday, 19th November 10:30am - 1pm

Bevendean Down – Habitat management

Suitable for:

Leader: Geoff Stevens 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, 22nd November 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.

Work starts on site at 9.00 am and continues until around lunchtime. You are welcome to come along for as much or as little of this time as suits you. Work is with hand tools only, which will be provided, but we recommend you wear stout boots, work gloves and safety glasses. Work party dates may be changed at short notice, particularly if the weather is wet, so if you are travelling any distance please check before setting off with Nigel Symington on 07808 936900.

Wednesday, 29th November 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.

Work starts on site at 9.00 am and continues until around lunchtime. You are welcome to come along for as much or as little of this time as suits you. Work is with hand tools only, which will be provided, but we recommend you wear stout boots, work gloves and safety glasses. Work party dates may be changed at short notice, particularly if the weather is wet, so if you are travelling any distance please check before setting off with Nigel Symington on 07808 936900.

Wednesday, 6th December 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.

Work starts on site at 9.00 am and continues until around lunchtime. You are welcome to come along for as much or as little of this time as suits you. Work is with hand tools only, which will be provided, but we recommend you wear stout boots, work gloves and safety glasses. Work party dates may be changed at short notice, particularly if the weather is wet, so if you are travelling any distance please check before setting off with Nigel Symington on 07808 936900.

Thursday, 7th December 9.30am - 15.30

Oaken Wood – habitat management

Suitable for:

Leader: Jayne Chapman and Harry Clarke 07917 243 984 (Bill Downey) billdowney@sky.com

Location: Oaken Wood

Grid Reference: TQ02672 35262.

Meeting place: Oaken Wood is a very difficult site to access, has extremely limited parking and we also have to ensure that the forest roads are kept clear for Forestry Commission vehicles. For this reason the meeting place will be at the car park at nearby Sidney Wood – and we will then transfer into a couple of cars for the short journey to Oaken Wood It is at Tickners Heath on the Dunsfold Road between the village of Dunsfold and the A281 at Alford Crossways. The car park is on the south side of the roa

Please make sure you are wearing work clothes, stout boots and bring waterproofs in case of rain. Please also bring a packed lunch, water and flasks of tea or other hot drinks.

All hand tools and PPE will be provided as appropriate to the task in hand. However, if you have your own PPE (e.g. gloves), please bring these along. Training will be provided in the use of hand tools and safety procedures.


Mobile numbers for problems on the day are:
Bill Downey 07917 243 984
Harry Clarke 07773 428935

Sunday, 10th December 8.30 am - continues until around lunchtime

Rowland Wood and Park Corner Heath CANCELLED

Suitable for:

Leader: Michael Blencowe sussexgrayling@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.

Tuesday, 12th December 10.00 am -

Rowland Wood and Park Corner Heath

Suitable for:

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

Location: Park Corner Heath

Grid Reference: TQ 51546 14720

A heavy work party (chainsaw and brushcutter) for this Tuesday (10.00 am at the main gate), so any help with either brushcutting, dragging, burning etc. would be much appreciated. I need at least one person there as back-up for chainsaw use.

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

Heyshott escarpment – scrub clearance CANCELLED

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.

Work starts on site at 9.00 am and continues until around lunchtime. You are welcome to come along for as much or as little of this time as suits you. Work is with hand tools only, which will be provided, but we recommend you wear stout boots, work gloves and safety glasses. Work party dates may be changed at short notice, particularly if the weather is wet, so if you are travelling any distance please check before setting off with Nigel Symington on 07808 936900.

Following an inspection, tomorrow’s work party is cancelled as the combe is sodden and very slippery. The forecast is for more rain overnight. Also please note that the work parties scheduled for the 19th and 27th are cancelled. Many thanks for all your help and support for the work parties so far this autumn. Look forward to seeing you on Wednesday January 3rd.

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