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


24 January 2019 10:00 at Easteds Lane
Southwater Village, Easteds Lane

THURSDAY - There is an overgrown and mudded path to clear off and trim back the sides, working up along the allotments.

Meeting point: Easteds Lane Allotments, Southwater, RH13 9XR (off Cedar Drive)

Southwater 98 metrobus stop Easteds Lane is just at the end of the road, about 2 minutes’ walk from the allotments.


29 January 2019 10:00 at Owlbeech Wood
Birch Thinning on the Heathland

TUESDAY - Continuing to thin some of the dense areas of Birch regrowth to create a “wooded-heath” or “wood-pasture” type fringe habitat. This is a habitat of varying heights that complement the wide open low growing areas and the thicker woods surrounding.

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


31 January 2019 10:00 at Southwater Country Park
Hidden Meadow Strim/Rake-up

THURSDAY - We will be cutting and raking a small section of medow that is being a little shaded out by some of the colonising scrub plants. There is also some cutting back near the fishing lake and small dipping pond.

Meeting point: outside the café. Park in Station Road car park. Postcode is RH13 9UN; the OS map ref is TQ161 258



05 February 2019 10:00 at Owlbeech Wood
Birch and Holly Thinning

TUESDAY - The fringe area where the thick woods and open heathland meet at the lower end of Middle Heath enclosure has become very tightly packed. We will group together and act like a Woolly Mammoth, crashing through and creating some thinner “gappier” patches.

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


07 February 2019 10:00 at Chesworth Farm
Orchard Thorn Clearance & Poo Picking

THURSDAY - Strictly first come first served on poo picking – don’t be late!

We will be taking back some of the thorn and stinging nettles from under the trees in the orchard, so the mature trees aren’t having to compete so much. Bridget and Rowena Llama have also been kind enough to leave their deposits in nice piles so we will be barrowing to the compost pile.

Meeting point: outside The Volunteer Centre, near the depot compound. By car approach from Queens Way. Postcode is RH13 0AA; the OS map ref is TQ176 295


12 February 2019 10:00 at Leechpool Wood
Dead Hedging and Fencing

TUESDAY - Working around the forest schools learning camp area. We will stack some dead hedging around the edge of the camp area and erect some fence posts and new sign posts.

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


14 February 2019 10:00 at Byfleets Lane, Broadbridge Heath
Love is in the air… love for Butterflies that is!

THURSDAY - We will return to this conservation area that is developing nicely. There will be a mixture of jobs to do today, including some cutting back and topping up the bark path.  

Meeting point: Broadbridge Heath Cricket Club, Byfleets Lane, Broadbridge Heath, RH12 3PB  


19 February 2019 10:00 at Sandgate Park, Storrington (10am-3pm)
Heathland Work – Extended Task*

TUESDAY - Sandgate Park is a small Heathland and Woodland site owned by HDC, the site is aided in its management by a local community volunteer group Sandgate Conservation Society but recently their numbers have been low, so the Birch is growing quicker than they can pull! That’s where we come in – I have said we will help.

*The Wardens will be on site until 3pm, if anyone would like to stay on, bring a packed lunch. We will provide plenty of hot drinks and biscuits. Pot-a-loo on site.

Meeting point: Please park in Sullington Warren National Trust Car Park on: Water Lane, Storrington, West Sussex, RH20 3LY

One of the Wardens will come and meet you and take you on the  5 Min walk to the work site.


21 February 2019 10:00 at Granary Way, Horsham
Scrub Bashing & Litter Picking

THURSDAY - Trimming back some of the bramble regrowth in the Alder copse and litter picking the surrounding area.

Meeting point: Granary Way, Horsham, RH12 1XS. Park on the road near Granary Close and please leave the small parking area for residents.


26 February 2019 10:00 at Owlbeech Wood
Birch Thinning on the Heathland

TUESDAY - Continuing to thin some of the dense areas of Birch regrowth to create a “wooded-heath” or “wood-pasture” fringe habitat. This is a habitat of varying heights that complement the wide open low growing areas and the thicker woods surrounding.

Early days of Horsham Green Gym. Rowena and Bridget pulling

Early days of Horsham Green Gym. That's Bridget and Rowena pulling

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


28 February 2019 10:00 at Wildwood/Wildgoose Drive, Horsham
Tree Tube Removal & Tidy-up

THURSDAY - Giving the stretch of land between Wildwood road and the nearby stretch of the Riverside Walk a good tidy up. Free the trees – There are armfuls of redundant tree tubes to be removed from the trees – a special treat for Mr Harris in particular! We will also make good a section of fencing and possibly thin out some of the young trees once we have all of the tubes removed.

Meeting point: Wildwood RH12 1TU (off Guildford Road A281, the turning on the roundabout opposite Tanbridge House School), parking will be on the roadside so please park thoughtfully.


05 March 2019 10:00 at Owlbeech Wood
Birch Thinning

TUESDAY - The fringe area where the thick woods and open heathland meet at the top of Middle Heath enclosure has become very tightly packed. We will group together and act like a Woolly Mammoth, crashing through and creating some thinner “gappier” patches. This will be a mixture of tooled approaches. We will stack the arisings in a couple of dead hedge sections to allow them to slowly rot down – locking in lots of carbon (a good thing).

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


07 March 2019 10:00 at Leechpool Wood
Dead Hedging and Fencing

THURSDAY - Working around the forest schools learning camp area. We will stack some dead hedging around the edge of the camp area and erect some fence posts and new sign posts.

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


12 March 2019 10:00 at Owlbeech Wood
Birch Thinning on the Heathland

TUESDAY - Continuing to thin the dense areas of Birch regrowth in Old Heath enclosure to create a “wooded-heath” or “wood-pasture” fringe habitat. This is a habitat of varying heights and densities that complement the wide open low growing areas and the thicker woods surrounding.

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


14 March 2019 10:00 at Charnigton Way, Broadbridge Heath
Hedge Planting in the Recreation Grounds

THURSDAY - The village parish council has asked us to help in planting a new hedge line. This will be an instant benefit to wildlife and the local biodiversity but also shield views of the road and the plants will help absorb some of the vehicle emissions, so they do not drift in to the recreation ground.

Meeting point: Charrington Way RH12 3TL. The recreation ground is at the end of the cul-de-sac, parking is on the roadside so please think of the locals when choosing a spot.


19 March 2019 10:00 at Owlbeech Wood
Birch and Holly Thinning

TUESDAY - The fringe area where the thick woods and open heathland meet at the lower end of Middle Heath enclosure has become very tightly packed. We will group together and act like a Woolly Mammoth, crashing through and creating some thinner “gappier” patches. We will also cut back along the toe-path here and there is more digging of the "lower pond" on the inside of the enclosure if it isn’t full with water!

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


21 March 2019 10:00 at Warnham Nature Reserve
Walnut Plantation Hazel Coppicing

THURSDAY - Coppicing some of the larger Hazel stools in the middle of the plantation and then use the product to create a “hedge-lying-style” woven fence to protect the hedge HGG planted a few years ago.

Meeting point: outside the Reserve café off Warnham Road. Postcode is RH12 2RA; the OS map ref is TQ168 323


26 March 2019 10:00 at Chennelsbrook Castle, Lemmington Way, Horsham
Scrub Bashing & Old Fence Removal

TUESDAY - The majority of the scrub bashing today will focus on the western/Rusper road side of the brook. We will finish removing the old wire fence that was around the now fallen large oak – also on the western side of the brook. There is also the old redundant fence line on the main/eastern side of the site to continue carefully removing.

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.


28 March 2019 10:00 at Warnham Nature Reserve
Sandpiper Scrape Scraping

THURSDAY - Digging out some of the clumps of Rush around the edges of the scrape pond and wetland area, if its dry enough some of us can also enlarge the pond on the other side of the boardwalk – that has been filling up nicely with flood water over the winter.

Meeting point: outside the Reserve café off Warnham Road. Postcode is RH12 2RA; the OS map ref is TQ168 323


 

 

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