Events for Wednesday, 18 October 2017

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  • Volunteering at Mare Hill Common

    • Wednesday, 18 October 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 18 October

    Pine pulling: We will be continuing with pulling and cutting small pines from a restored area of heathland to allow heathers and grasses to establish. Note this session has been moved back to the third Wednesday of the month.

    Wednesday 8 November

    Scrub clearance: We will be clearing scrub and small trees to maintain the heathland in a suitable condition for the specialised wildlife found here.

    Wednesday 15 November

    Scrub clearance: This is an additional session to continue with the scrub clearance started last week to preserve the open character of the heathland.

    Sunday 10 December

    Cut your own Christmas tree: Please see full listing on the Autumn and Winter weekend sessions page.

    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 Summerlands woodland and pond

    • Wednesday, 18 October 2017 - Wednesday, 8 November 2017 at 10:00 - 13:00
    • Location: Summerlands woodland and pond GU6 7DD
    • Cost: Free

    These sessions are led by James and will be from 10:00 - 13:00.

    Wednesday 18 October

    Bankside coppicing: Coppicing willows around the pond to allow more light to reach the water and keep the trees at a manageable size.  Meet at the pond beside Kiln Copse, GU6 7BW

    Wednesday 1 November

    Woodland management: Woodland improvement works to reduce holly cover. Meet behind the last property on the right hand side of Rydelands before the dead end, GU6 7DD.

    Wednesday 8 November

    Woodland management: Another morning of woodland improvement works to reduce holly cover. Meet at the southern end of the wood.

  • Volunteering at Farnham Park

    • Wednesday, 18 October 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 18 October

    Pond maintenance: removing invasive vegetation from our ponds to maintain open water and depths.

    Wednesday 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 November

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

    Wednesday 6, 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

     

  • Volunteering at Broadwater Park

    • Wednesday, 18 October 2017 - Wednesday, 21 March 2018 at 10:00 - 13:00
    • Location: Broadwater Park
    • Cost: Free

    Volunteer sessions are run on the third Wednesday of the month, from 10:00 - 13:00. Meet at the Old Stable Block, next to the community centre off Summers road, GU7 3BH. Sessions led by Jake.

    Wednesday 18 October

    Bulb planting: We will be planting bulbs near entrance by the Leisure Centre.

    Wednesday 15 November

    Scrub clearance: We will be clearing scrub and weeds from the new hedge alongside the boundary with the school

    Wednesday 20 December

    Scrub cutting back: We will be cutting back scrub near the Fisherman’s car park (entrance from A3100).

    Wednesday 17 January

    Tree planting: We will be planting trees near the boundary of the golf course to replace those that have died and fill in gaps.

    Wednesday 21 February

    Path clearance: We will be cutting back overhanging vegetation from the path around the pond, particularly focusing on the stretch near the former boardwalk.

    Wednesday 21 March

    Shrub coppicing: We will coppicing Dogwoods (Cornus) near the lake.

  • Surrey Artist of the Year Competition 2017

    • Saturday, 30 September 2017 - Saturday, 11 November 2017
    • Location: New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham, Surrey
    • Cost: Free

    The New Ashgate Gallery invites members of the public to come and vote for their favourite artist.

    Ali_Tomlin__Narrow_necked_bottleThe Surrey Artist of the Year competition is a partnership between the New Ashgate and the Surrey Artists Open Studios to celebrate the wealth of creative talent in Surrey. Starting in 2009, this aspirational exhibition offers a collective of local quality arts and craft as voted for by the public during open studio visits. The top scoring artists come together for a programme of events.

    There is a wide variety of artworks on show, all offering different materials and techniques: ceramics, glass, jewellery, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture and woodwork. The shortlisted artists are Adam Aaronson, Joanne Alwyn, Naomi Beevers, Mary Branson, Alex Freeman, Emma Godden, Nikki Hearnshaw, Christine Hopkins, Su Jameson, Jule Mallett, Katie Netley, Alison Orchard and Ali Tomlin.

    Again, during the exhibition, members of the public are encouraged to vote for an artist; and the artist with the most votes from public and judging panel, is named Surrey Artist of the Year 2017. The winner receives a bursary of £1,000 and a solo show. The competition is organised in partnership with the Surrey Open Studios. It is supported by the Patricia Baines Trust. Surrey Life magazine, which has a monthly section dedicated to the local art scene, is the official media partner of the competition. The season includes workshops for adults and artists.

    Find out more

    For more information on the exhibition and workshops for adults and artists, visit the New Ashgate Gallery website.

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