Events for Wednesday, 13 December 2017

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  • Volunteering at Phillips Memorial Park

    • Wednesday, 13 December 2017 - Wednesday, 14 March 2018 at 10:00 - 13:00
    • Location: Phillips Memorial Park GU7 1EE
    • Cost: Free

    Help restore the much-loved Phillips Memorial Park in Godalming by joining in with other volunteers on the second Wednesday of the month from 10:00 – 13:00.

    Meet at the volunteer shed on The Burys next to the play area, GU7 1EE. Sessions run by Jake.

    Wednesday 13 December

    Tree planting

    Wednesday 10 January

    Rose removal: We will remove roses from the bed along the boundary with St Peter & St Paul.

    Wednesday 14 February

    Pruning: We will be pruning wisteria on the Cloister.

    Wednesday 14 March

    Rose planting: We will be planting roses along boundary with St Peter & St Paul

    More information

    For more details about volunteering, please contact the Parks and Countryside Team.
    Contact: parks&countryside@waverley.gov.uk

  • Volunteering at Mare Hill Common

    • Wednesday, 13 December 2017 - Wednesday, 14 March 2018 at 10:00 - 15:30
    • Location: Mare Hill Common, Witley Roke Lane Witley GU8 5NZ
    • Cost: Free

    Volunteer sessions from 10:00 - 15:30 usually take place on the second Wednesday of the month, though there are occasional sessions on other Wednesdays.

    Meet 10:00 at the small car park off Roke Lane, Witley, GU8 5NZ (SU 936 399). Sessions led by Vicky.

    Wednesday 13 December

    Scrub clearance: We will be clearing more scrub and small trees from the heathland to preserve its open character.

    A Christmas lunch of jacket potatoes cooked on the bonfire will be provided. Please let Vicky know if you are planning to attend by Mon 4 December to guarantee your potato on 01252 792416 or vicky.booth@waverley.gov.uk

    Wednesday 10 January

    Pine pulling: We will be pulling out and cutting small pines to prevent them shading out establishing heathland vegetation.

    Wednesday 14 February

    Scrub clearance: Our final session this winter of clearing scrub from the heathland, ensuring that this rare habitat is in top condition for the specialist bird species to start nesting next month.

    Wednesday 14 March

    Glade clearance: Opening up a sunny woodland glade through clearing encroaching young trees and scrub.

    More information

    For more details about volunteering, please contact the Parks and Countryside Team.
    Contact: parks&countryside@waverley.gov.uk

     

  • Volunteering at Frensham Common

    • Wednesday, 1 November 2017 - Wednesday, 28 March 2018 at 10:00 - 15:30
    • Location: Frensham Common
    • Cost: Free

    Volunteer sessions usually take place every Wednesday from 10:00 – 15:30, apart from the second Wednesday of the month where the session will instead be at Mare Hill Common.

    Meet at either 9:45 or 10:00 (see listing) at the Frensham Pond visitor centre, Bacon Lane, Churt, GU10 2QB. Sessions led by Darren.

    Wednesday 1 November 

    Clearing Rhododendron from the Axe Pond: The Axe pond on The Flashes has gradually been taken over by this prolific invasive species, and work will focus its gradual removal. (Meet at 09:45).

    Wednesday 29 November

    Clearing Rhododendron from the Axe Pond: We will continue removing this invasive shrub from around the Axe pond on The Flashes. (Meet at 09:45)

    Wednesday 6 December

    Clearing Rhododendron from the Axe Pond: A final session of Rhody clearance from the Axe pond on The Flashes. (Meet at 09:45)

    Wednesday 20 December

    Cut your own Christmas tree: Come and help clear the heathland of invasive pine scrub. Tea and coffee will be provided and you will be free to choose a native Scots pine Christmas tree for your efforts! Limited spaces; booking required via darren.hill@waverley.gov.uk (Meet at 10:00)

    Wednesday 3 January

    Scrub clearance: In the first volunteer task of 2018, we will be clearing areas of heathland of invasive silver birch and pine scrub. (Meet at 10:00)

    Wednesday 17 January

    Scrub clearance: Continuing with clearing birch and pine scrub from the heathland. (Meet at 10:00)

    Wednesday 24 January

    Scrub clearance: Another day of clearing invasive birch and pine scrub from the heathland to preserve its open character. Meet at 10:00

    Wednesday 31 January  

    Scrub clearance: Our final session of clearing invasive birch and pine scrub from the heathland. Our efforts during this month will make this area more suitable for rare ground nesting birds and other specialised heathland wildlife. (Meet at 10:00)

    Wednesday 7 February

    Pine pulling: One of the big enemies of heathland management, pine saplings have spread across several areas of the Common. We will manually remove these saplings to help halt their colonisation. (Meet at 10:00)

    Wednesday 21 February

    Pine pulling: A second session of removing invasive pine saplings from the heathland. (Meet at 10:00)

    Wednesday 28 February

    Gorse management: Gorse is an essential part of the heathland landscape, but without management can become too large and leggy, thus reducing its value for wildlife and presenting a potential fire risk. We will be coppicing areas of gorse to promote a more compact and valuable growth form. (Meet at 10:00)

    Wednesday 7 March

    Gorse management: A second session of coppicing gorse to promote the more compact bushy growth which is of greatest benefit to heathland wildlife. (Meet at 10:00)

    Wednesday 21 March

    Preparing  a tern raft: Frensham Pond Sailing Club has generously donated a floating jetty to re-purpose as a new and improved raft for nesting terns. We will be fitting baffles to the sides, spreading gravel on the deck and providing shelter for future chicks before the finished raft is put into location ready for the breeding season. (Meet at 10:00)

    Wednesday 28 March          

    Preparing a tern raft - we will continue with making a floating jetty generously donated by the Frensham Pond Sailing Club into a raft for nesting terns. (Meet at 10:00)

    More information

    For more details about volunteering, please contact the Parks and Countryside Team.
    Contact: parks&countryside@waverley.gov.uk

  • Volunteering at Farnham Park

    • Wednesday, 13 December 2017 - Wednesday, 28 March 2018 at 09:30 - 12:30
    • Location: Farnham Park
    • Cost: Free

    Volunteer sessions take place every Wednesday morning from 9:30 – 12:30 to assist in the management of this historic deer park.

    Meet at 9.30am at the Farnham Park ranger’s office in the main car park on Folly Hill (GU9 0AU) or check site noticeboards and meet at the work location at 10am.

    Dates and tasks are subject to change – please check with site noticeboards or the ranger beforehand by calling 01252 717047.

    Sessions led by Robin.

    Wednesday 13 & 20 December

    Hazel coppicing: Coppicing hazel stakes and binders to use for our hedge laying in the New Year.

    Wednesday 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31 January

    Hedge-laying: Continuing our traditional hedge laying along the Queen Mother’s Hedge

    Wednesday 7, 21 & 28 February

    Scrub clearance: Clearing scrub to link glades and promote open-grown oak trees

    Wednesday 7, 14, 21, & 28 March

    Scrub clearing and maintaining paths and gates

    More information

    For more details about volunteering, please contact the Parks and Countryside Team.
    Contact: parks&countryside@waverley.gov.uk

     

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