Current Programme

We welcome newcomers and those returning after a time of no contact. In all cases contact the task-leader of the work day beforehand to let them know that you are coming and to discuss requirements of the work and how to get there. The task-leader will work out arrangements for a lift with you if needed. Descriptions of and directions to the various sites can be found on our work sites page.

Chichester Conservation Volunteers September-December Programme 2017

Immediately below are the contact details of the leaders for this programme.

Scott Robertson           01243 552113 or 07815 021331

Peter Etheridge           01243 783365 or 07833 703418

Richard Wilson            01243 528056

Ian Godfrey                01243 782501 or 07746 749047

Claire Wilton               01243 788833 or 07952 054239.

Alan Walker                01243 825091 or 07539 090509

2-3rd September

For information: ‘Secrets of the Heath’: a free event presented by the National Park at Petersfield Heath about the history of heathland. See the website under the title for more information.

Sunday 24th September

Leythorne Meadow. Clearing the stream and other tasks. Task-leader: Claire Wilton.

Sunday 1st October

Amberley Museum. Reconstructing earthen steps and a handrail. It is good to have the Museum asking for our return. Task-leader: Ian Godfrey.

Sunday 8th October

A new site at East Wittering with the Manhood Project working on the surrounds of a pond. Task-leader: Scott Robertson.

Sunday 15th October

First time this season to work with Anne Griffiths clearing scrub at Levin Down. Task-leader this time: Richard Wilson.

Sunday 22nd October

Older Hill, Woolbeding clearing scrub with the National Trust. Task-leader Scott Robertson.

Friday 27th October   Committee Meeting at Claire’s.

Sunday 29th October

Levin Down. Task-leader: Scott Robertson.

Sunday 5th November

Heyshott Down. Cutting, clearance, and burning up. Task-leader: Ian Godfrey.

Sunday 12th November

Levin Down. Task-leader: Claire Wilton.  

Sunday 19th November

The Furze. Cutting and stacking after SWT staff’s work in chain-sawing. Perhaps some coppicing. Task-leader: Alan Walker supported by Ian Godfrey. Please ring Alan.

Sunday 26th November

Levin Down. Task-leader: Richard Wilson.

Sunday 3rd December

Lavington Common with  the NT.  Task-leader: Claire Wilton.

Thursday 7th December

CCV Christmas meal. Event-leader: Alan Walker: tel 01243 825091.

Sunday 10th December

Levin Down. Last occasion before Christmas.  Bring potatoes for the fire. Task-leader: Ian Godfrey.

Sunday 17th December

Heyshott Down. Scrub clearance. Task-leader: Scott Robertson.

Sunday 7th January 2018

Lavington Common. Cutting and clearing seedling trees for the National Trust. Task-leader: Richard Wilson.

 

Chichester Conservation Volunteers May-August Programme 2017

Immediately below are the contact details of the leaders for this programme.

Scott Robertson           01243 552113 or 07815 021331

Peter Etheridge           01243 783365 or 07833 703418

Richard Wilson            01243 528056

Ian Godfrey                01243 782501 or 07746 749047

Claire Wilton               01243 788833 or 07952 054239.

Sunday 30.4.17.          No task as Bank Holiday week-end.

Saturday 13.5.17.       Transition Chichester Green Fair at Chichester Assembly Rooms from 10 -4pm. CCV to have a stall.

Sunday 14.5.17.         Northwood reforestation project at Slindon for the National Trust. Task-leader Peter Etheridge.

Sunday 21.5.17.         Woolbeding Common. Dry stone wall rebuilding with The National Trust. Task-leader Ian Godfrey.

Thursday 8.6.17.        Social Event. “Cricket” on East Wittering beach followed by a pub meal. Meet at Shore Road at 6pm but please contact organiser, Claire Wilton, beforehand. Open event; professionals welcome but no prize money.

Sunday 11.6.17.         Ebernoe Common. Bracken clearance and weeding out of holly seedlings for SWT. Task-leader Richard Wilson

Sunday 18.6.17.         Woolbeding Bridge over the Rother. Pulling Himalayan Balsam (“ Police Man’s Helmet”) for the National Trust. Task-leader Scott Robertson.

Sunday 25.6.17.         Festival of Chichester Guided walk at Levin Down with warden, Ann Griffiths, from 2.00 to 5.30.  Contact Ann on 01243 781520 if you want to attend or help.                    

Sunday 9.7.17.           Amberley Wildbrooks together with volunteers of the RSPB group. A popular annual event. Task-leader Scott Robertson.

Tuesday 11.7.17.        Committee meeting at Scott’s, at 7.00.

Sunday 16.7.17.         The Mens. Bracken pulling for Sussex Wildlife Trust. Task-leader: Ian Godfrey.

Sunday 23.7.17.         Social Event. Afternoon tea hopefully in Alan’s garden. Details to be given out at the preceding task days.

Sunday 30.7.17.         Harting Down. Ragwort clearance for the National Trust. Task-leader: Richard Wilson.

Sunday 6.8.17.           Walk with talk by Ann Griffiths at Levin Down – a chance for those who have worked at the reserve over the winter months to see the effect of their good work. Start 11am from Singleton village. Bring own lunch but be sure to phone Claire Wilton of CCV beforehand for further details and so that you are expected.

Sunday13.8.17.          Northwood, Slindon, for the National Trust. Probably maintenance of and around previously planted trees. Task-leader Scott Robertson.

Sunday 20.8.17.         Ebernoe Common. Bracken or other clearance in a different area of the reserve to June. Task-leader Ian Godfrey.

Sunday 27.8.17          August Bank Holiday. There will be a new programme from September.

 

 

 

    

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