Activity Mornings Schedule - January 2019 / March 2019

All Friday activity mornings begin at 10am. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided as well as gloves, goggles and tools as required. Tasks are subject to change due to urgent repairs or weather issues but the meeting place will always be Westerham Road car park. In general the first 10 to 20 minutes will be allocated to litter picking around the ponds and adjacent areas before moving to the main task.

Joint tasks with the Bromley Countryside Volunteers (BCV) or London Wildlife Trust (LWT) begin at 10.30am and end at about 3pm. Meeting place will be on site at the location defined for the task. If you stay for the whole day you will need to bring your own refreshments.

All conservation work is carried out under the supervision of idverde, contractor to the London Borough of Bromley. For those activities that are idverde-led either Ian Wright (IW), Steven Lofting (SL) or Darren Russell (DR) will be leading.

PLEASE NOTE: The tasks in this programme are the main task for the day and if you don't feel that the task is for you please do come out anyway because there are always other things that can be done, by anybody of any ability or age. The main thing is that you enjoy yourself and we get things done that we would struggle to achieve without the help of volunteers.

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Friday 4th January 2019
Self led task: Reduction of Gorse encroachment into meadow North of the SAM towards Fishponds Rd. and opening up heather patches. Placing arisings near to fire site.

Tuesday 8th January 2019
LWT led task: Reduction of scrub, Molina and Juncus sp. Thinning of woodland on south edge, dam management.

Friday 11th January 2019
idverde led task (SL): Gorse, scrub encroachment control and thinning of woodland edges on the heathland burning of arisings.

Friday 18th January 2019
Self led task: Reduction of Gorse encroachment into meadow North of the SAM towards Fishponds Rd. and opening up heather patches. Placing arisings near to fire site.

Tuesday 22nd January 2019
LWT led task: Reduction of scrub, Molina and Juncus sp. Thinning of woodland on south edge, dam management.

Friday 25th January 2019
idverde led task (SL): Gorse, scrub encroachment control and thinning of woodland edges on the heathland burning of arisings.

Tuesday 29th January 2019
LWT led task: Island clearance and bankside management at Pond 4.

Friday 1st February 2019
Self led task: Reduction of scrub, Molina and Juncus sp. in Mire area. Remedial work to leaky dams and dead hedging.

Tuesday 5th February 2019
LWT led task: Reduction of scrub, Molina and Juncus sp. Thinning of woodland on south edge, dam management.

Friday 8th February 2019
idverde led task (SL): Gorse, scrub encroachment control and thinning of woodland edges on the heathland, burning of arisings.

Friday 15th February 2019
Self led task: Removal of Molina thatch from main Bog and scrub control.

Tuesday 19th February 2019
LWT led task: Reduction of scrub, Molina and Juncus sp. Thinning of woodland on south edge, dam management.

Friday 22nd February 2019
idverde led task (SL): Final round of Gorse, scrub encroachment control and thinning of woodland edges on the heathland for now, burning of arisings.

Friday 1st March 2019
Self led task: Removal of Molina thatch from main Bog and scrub control.

Friday 8th March 2019
idverde led task (SL): Dead hedging in the mire area.

Friday 15th March 2019
Self led task: Dead hedging in the mire area.

Friday 22nd March 2019
idverde led task (SL): Removal of cherry laurel and improvement works at Heathfield Rd.

Friday 29th March 2019
Self led task: Removal of cherry laurel near to Friends storeroom.

Friday 5th April 2019
idverde led task (SL): Instatement of Roundabout Interpretation Board and tidying up of Roundabout entrance.