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
Rob Eadie 07776 150863
Claire Wilton 01243 788833 or 07952 054239
Graham Pritchard 07802 161196
Bill Young 01243 811563 or 07535 496283
Sunday 15.12.19 Levin Down. Time to bring your potatoes to bake in the wood fire and maybe a little something if you wish to hand this round. Task-leader: Bill Young.
Sunday 5.1.20 Heyshott Down. Hedge-laying and habitat creation at this lovely downland site, continuing work last undertaken in October. Task-leader: Scott Robertson.
Sunday 12.1.20 Levin Down, Singleton. Probably Scrub clearance. Task-leader: Bill Young.
Sunday 19.1.20. Lavington Common. Clearance of birch and pine seedlings to preserve heathland habitat. Important habitat for a huge range of butterflies, birds and reptiles. Task-leader: Scott Robertson.
Sunday 26.1.20. Levin Down. Scrub clearance makes way for delicate flowers. Task-leader: Bill Young.
Sunday 2.2.20. Manhood Project. It is expected that the work will be contributing to planting a woodland. Cardboard rabbit guards used now instead of plastic. Task-leader: Rob Eadie
Sunday 9.2.20. Levin Down. We may see buzzards and red kites. Task-leader: Bill Young.
Sunday 16.2.20 Slindon together with a National Trust ranger. Task-leader: Scott Robertson.
Monday 17.2.20. 37th Annual General Meeting at Scott’s, 2pm.
Sunday 23.2.20. Levin Down. Task-leader: Bill Young.
Sunday 1.3.20 Graffham Common. Scrub clearance to restore heathland. Task-leader: Graham Pritchard.
Sunday 8.3.20. Levin Down. Task-leader: Bill Young.
Sunday 15.3.20. ‘Catch-up day’ to allow for a task which may have been postponed earlier in the year because of bad weather. Task-leader: Scott Robertson.
Sunday 22.3.20 Levin Down. Last full day of the season at Levin. There will be part days during the Spring and Summer to keep paths clear etc. Hopefully a guided walk to see the results of all the good work that has been done. Task-leader: Bill Young.
Sunday 29.3.20. Lavington Common. Together with one of the National Trust rangers. 20% of lowland heath in Europe is found in the UK. Task-leader: Richard Wilson.
Those new to the work may note that between April and the end of September the nature of work changes as we avoid working where nesting birds and small mammals might be disturbed.
Sunday 5.4.20. Whyke Community Orchard in Chichester, woodchip path laying and enjoying the apple blossom. Task-leader: Claire Wilton.
Sunday 26.4.20. Leisure walk. It is hoped to take in one of the work sites of Winter months to enjoy the progress that has been made. Event-leader: Scott Robertson.