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. Descriptions of and directions to the various sites can be found on our work sites page.
Scott Robertson 01243 552113 or 07722 025339
Alan Walker 01243 825091 or 07539 090509
Graham Pritchard 07802 161196
Bill Young 01243 811563 or 07535 496283
Measures have been adopted to ensure that the task days are managed in accordance with Covid guidelines. With this in mind our usual request is underlined that volunteers ring the task-leader to tell them that they wish to come and make themselves clear regarding initial assembling arrangements.
All tasks start at 10am. Please contact the task leader if you wish to attend.
We are glad to be able to offer a full programme for the last weeks of the year. At work sites we continue to observe social distancing as in the summer, there is an etiquette for using tools, and if you are accepting lifts please make it clear to the driver that you are happy to follow all requirements in terms of wearing masks, positioning in the car, and ventilation. All this said, enjoy your working days!
Sunday 17.10.21. Graffham Common. Open wooded heathland managed by Sussex Wildlife Trust. Expected task – clearing young birch and pine. Hopefully there will be a variety of fungi to see. Task-leader: Graham Pritchard. 07802 161196.
Sunday 24.10.21. Levin Down. Continuing to crown-lift yews to ensure grazing cattle remain safe. When this task is completed there will be a return to scrub clearance. Please phone Bill to arrange participation but leadership on site will be provided by either Rob or Scott. Contact: Bill Young. 01243 811563/07535 496283.
Sunday 31.10.21. Amberley Museum. We will continue to clear and maintain the Hillside trail where we worked in the Summer. Task-leader: Scott Robertson. 01243 552113/07722 025339.
Sunday 7.11.21 Welchs Common. This site of wooded heathland, new to us in the Summer, worked well on the first visit. The work will be continuing to uproot small silver birch and rowan with treepoppers and, as its outside nesting season, to also saw down some of the heavier saplings. The SWT reserve manager will be alongside us. Task-leader: Graham Pritchard.
14.11.21 Levin Down. Contact: Bill Young.
21.11.21 Heyshott Down. Downland management at this Site of Special Scientific Interest, good for butterflies and orchids. Mike from the Murray Downland Trust will be present. Task-leader: Scott Robertson.
28.11.21. Levin Down. Contact: Bill Young.
5.12.21. National Trust, Slindon. It will be good to be back at this wooded venue. Anticipated work will be coppicing. Task-leader: Scott Robertson.
12.12.21. Levin Down. As it is the last visit before Christmas there will be mince pies. Contact: Bill Young.
19.12.21. Heyshott Down. Completing a good year’s work at the reserve as elsewhere. And a little Christmas cheer. Task-leader: Scott Robertson.