Programme

another rustic bench

Yet another of our famous rustic benches is installed. This is at Southwater CP

Our programme

Planned work sites and tasks until the end of the quarter are shown here. The programme is renewed before the beginning of the next quarter.

As you will see, it offers various useful tasks, over several different sites. The size and scope of the tasks on Thursday reflects the lower number of people expected to attend.

It is always a good idea to check the website as work sites may be changed due to poor weather or work requirements.

Note:

# If the work site is at Chesworth, Owlbeech, Leechpool, Southwater CP or Warnham LNR, please see this page for details of the meeting point.
# We leave the meeting point at 10 am – and aim to finish work by 1.0 pm


22 August 2017 10:00 at Owlbeech Wood
Bark Pathing, Veg Trimming & Litter Pick

TUESDAY - We will be working in the area known as “Severals Bottom”, it’s the strip between Leechpool and Owlbeech woods, where the sequence of little sleeper bridges are. We will connect some of the bridges with a woodchip path; as well as trimming back some vegetation along the path way and giving the area a good litter pick.

Meet at Owlbeech Way car park near the play area. Postcode is RH13 6AW (not exact); the OS map ref is TQ199 317


24 August 2017 10:00 at Leechpool Wood
Fencing Repairs…

THURSDAY - The fence at the entrance of the Harwood Road car park has had its day. We will replace this section with a lovely new Sweet chestnut split rail fence, with timber grow in these very woods. There will also be some slightly lighter edge tidying and cutting back around this end of the woodland.

Meet in the car park off Harwood Road. Postcode is RH13 6SG (not exact); the OS map ref is TQ193 313


29 August 2017 10:00 at Chennels Brook Castle (Motte and Bailey)
Scrub Clearance (work at Lower Barn Copse too)

TUESDAY - The plan is to carry on with scrub bashing at Chennels Brook Castle and have a splinter group of 5-6 people head up the road to Lower Barn Copse to trim back some pathways and do a quick litter pick - the copse is less than 10 min walk from the normal parking spot. It is a nice patch of woodland that just needs a little TLC.

Meeting point: Lemmington Way, Horsham, RH12 5JG
Parking is on the road. Please try to park on the left side of the road (assuming you've driven in from Rusper Road; it's the northern side if that helps) and avoid blocking the two nearby bus stops.


31 August 2017 10:00 at Monkmead Wood, West Chiltington
Vegetation Trimming & Path Firming

THURSDAY - Some of the foot paths at this lovely but small site are becoming very narrow. We will cut back some vegetation to make it easier to walk along the riverside and dig a couple of drainage channels along the bridleway to dry the surface out.

This rural site isn't easy to reach by public transport so we ask that people car share wherever possible.

Meeting point: Monkmead Wood Car Park, Monkmead lane, West Chiltington, RH20 2PG (The entrance is opposite the T-junction with Nyetimber Lane)


05 September 2017 10:00 at Leechpool Wood
Holly Thinning & Dead Hedging

TUESDAY - We will thin some of the dense Holly clumps in the woodland to allow more light to reach the woodland floor next spring, encouraging more spring flowers. We will neatly stack the cut Holly in to dead hedges to fence the Forrest schools area.

Meet in the car park off Harwood Road. Postcode is RH13 6SG (not exact); the OS map ref is TQ193 313


07 September 2017 10:00 at Holders Close, Billingshurst
Pond Digging & Scrub Bashing

THURSDAY  - Digging some deeper sections to the drying pond and cutting back some of the scrub to maintain this small patch of grassland.

Meeting point: Holders Close, Billingshurst, RH14 9HL Best approached from the roundabout off the A29. The turning is off another roundabout, opposite "Mole Country Stores” (was Scats). Parking is usually a bit tight, so please be thoughtful of the residents.


12 September 2017 10:00 at Southwater Country Park
Quarry Hedge Trim

TUESDAY - The Hedge HGG planted along the quarry meadow in years past is maturing well and could do with siding and topping to encourage it to stay thick and healthy.

Meet outside the café. Postcode is RH13 9UN; the OS map ref is TQ161 258

A fee is now charged for parking at Southwater CP but free parking permits for the morning will be handed out to HGG members on arrival, make sure you get yours and display it in your car.


14 September 2017 10:00 at Leechpool Wood
Holly Thinning & Dead Hedging

THURSDAY  - Continuing to thin some of the dense Holly clumps in the woodland to allow more light to reach the woodland floor next spring, encouraging more spring flowers. We will neatly stack the cut Holly in to dead hedges to fence the Forrest schools area.

Meet in the car park off Harwood Road. Postcode is RH13 6SG (not exact); the OS map ref is TQ193 313


19 September 2017 10:00 at Warnham LNR
Carpark & Meadow Cut Back

TUESDAY - The edges and hedges of the car park could do with a cut back and the Aspen suckers growing through the Mill Meadow are in need of removing to maintain the grassland.

Meet outside the café. Postcode is RH12 2RA; the OS map ref is TQ168 323


21 September 2017 10:00 at Owlbeech Wood
Pond Digging

THURSDAY  - If the weather has been dry enough we will be in the Middle Heath ponds digging out the shallow bits to make them deep bits! The ponds have been brilliant over the past couple of years but if we are able to make them slightly deeper it will ensure that insect larvae, such as dragonflies, remain submerged even in prolonged dry spells.

*WELLIES RECOMMENDED*

Meet at Owlbeech Way car park near the play area. Postcode is RH13 6AW (not exact); the OS map ref is TQ199 317


26 September 2017 10:00 at Owlbeech Wood
Birch Pulling Heathland Restoration

TUESDAY - We will begin the mattocking season by ripping out the smaller less densely packed Birch saplings in Middle Heath enclosure. In this area the heathland is coming back really well, we will just give a little helping hand to ensure the Birch don’t out compete the lower growing Heathers, Gorses and associated heathland plants.

Meet at Owlbeech Way car park near the play area. Postcode is RH13 6AW (not exact); the OS map ref is TQ199 317


28 September 2017 10:00 at Southwater Country Park
Hedge Trimming

THURSDAY  - There are sections dotted around the park that are due a cut back now that the birds and all the other critters have stopped nesting for the year.

Meet outside the café. Postcode is RH13 9UN; the OS map ref is TQ161 258

A fee is now charged for parking at Southwater CP but free parking permits for the morning will be handed out to HGG members on arrival, make sure you get yours and display it in your car.


 

 

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