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
Alan Walker 01243 825091 or 07539 090509
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.
Sunday 15th September Leythorne Meadow. Scrub clearance, hay raking and clearance of this chalk stream with clear water of which there are all too few. Task-leader: Alan Walker supported by Christine Smith.
Sunday 22nd September Levin Down. First meeting of the autumn and winter season. Those who came on Bill’s June walk or have visited the reserve during the summer will have been impressed by the lovely spread of wild flowers – a feature which has been enabled by past volunteer work. Task-leader: Bill Young.
Sunday 6th October Heyshott Down. We will continue the hedge-laying we began earlier in the year for the Murray Downland Trust to create an improved wildlife habitat. Task-leader: Rob Eadie.
Sunday 13th October Levin Down. Task-leader: Bill Young.
Sunday 20th October Graffham Common. Tree popping and a fire to burn up the seedlings etc. The SWT officer will be with us part of the time. Task-leader: Scott Robertson.
Sunday 27th October Levin Down. Task-leader: Bill Young.
Sunday 3rd November Lavington Common. The task will be to uproot or cut away the multitude of tree seedlings which would colonise the heathland to its detriment. Maybe some rhodedendrons for those who wish to vent their aggression! Lovely open site. Task-leader: Richard Wilson.
Monday 4th November Committee meeting at Claire’s starting at 2pm.
Sunday 10th November Levin Down. Task-leader: Bill Young.
Sunday 17th November The Furze. Sussex Wildlife Trust reserve where with staff and volunteers a ride is being created through the wood to benefit of wild flowers and insects. The task will be wood stacking, burning brash and some incidental coppicing. Task-leader: Alan Walker supported by Richard Wilson.
Sunday 24th November Levin Down. Task-leader: Bill Young.
Sunday 1st December Manhood peninsular. We will work on one of several sites managed by the Manhood Project together with the project manager. Refreshments provided. Task-leader: Alan Walker.
Thursday 5th December Christmas Meal. Expected to be at the Lion pub. An initial booking has been made and the menu will be circulated. Event-organiser: Alan Walker.
Sunday 8th December Lavington Common. Task-leader:Scott Robertson.
Sunday 15th December 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.