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 CURRENT PROGRAMME
Immediately below are the contact details of the leaders for this programme.
Scott Robertson 01243 552113 or 07815 021331
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
Sunday 12th May: Levin Down. Clearing footpaths and the like. Spring flowers will be in bloom. Task-leader Bill Young.
Sunday 9th June: Levin Down. Again Bill Young will lead.
Sunday 16th June: Ebernoe Common. Clearing bracken or “other vegetation”. A large Sussex Wildlife Trust reserve of mainly woodland but also with some meadows and clearings important to butterflies and many plants. Ebernoe is noted for the different species of bats found there. Task-leader: Richard Wilson.
Sunday 23rd June: Woolbeding Bridge by the River Rother. Clearing Himalayan balsam. Task-leader: Scott Robertson.
Sunday 30th June: Early Summer walk with Bill at Levin Down reserve. Bill will lead us to various plant and tree gems and to where the several species of butterflies settle there. Bring your own picnic lunch. Meet at 10.30am sharp by the school at Singleton but let Bill know that you are coming. The tour of the reserve will finish at about 2pm but some may choose to continue further on an impromptu basis as a walk. Event-leader: Bill Young.
Sunday 14th July: Ebernoe Common. Dealing with bracken and thistles – more than one species! Task-leader: Claire Wilton.
Monday 15th July: Committee Meeting at Peter’s at 2.00.
Sunday 21st July: National Trust at Harting Down. Ragwort clearance. Task-leader: Richard Wilson.
Sunday 28th July: Last work session of the Summer at Levin Down. Task-leader: Bill Young.
Sunday 4th August: The Mens. Mid-Summer and the meadow has drifts of betony and agrimony. The task is to keep the bracken under control. Task-leader: Scott Robertson.
Sunday 11th August: Amberley Wildbrooks. We will join with the RSPB group of volunteers to clear ragwort and repair fencing. Task-leader: Scott Robertson.
Sunday 18th August: Woolbeding Common. Dry stone wall rebuilding. Task-leader: Alan Walker.
Sunday 1st September: Picnic at Heyshott Down at 11.00. This is a social event and not an official work task. Bring your own picnic and perhaps some goody to share. Supervised children will be welcome. We will hope of course to still see butterflies and some Downland flowers though they will of course be past their peak. Event coordinator: Alan Walker.