Activity Mornings Schedule - September 2018 / November 2018

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) 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 7st September 2018
idverde led task (IW & SL): Cut and hay rake Padmall Wood Timber Yard.

Friday 14th September 2018
Self led task: Weeding of hedgerow in the playground plus removal of dead trees ready for new planting. Tiding up/cutting back Lakes Road entrance.

Friday 21st September 2018
idverde led task (SL): Cutting/ Hay raking gravel pits glade area plus bramble control to conserve rare acid grassland flora.

Friday 28th September 2018
Self led task: Clearing bed in Westerham Road car-park and cutting back the edges/overhanging trees.

Friday 5th October 2018
idverde led task (IW): Scalloping rides near Lakes Road and Meadow 4 to maintain scrub edge.

Friday 12th October 2018
Self led task: Clearing back vegetation from the footpaths around Ponds 1 and 2.

Wednesday 17th October 2018
BCV led task: Cutting and removal of encroaching scrub control in wet meadows.

Thursday 18th October 2018
BCV led task: Cutting and removal of encroaching scrub control in wet meadows.

Friday 19th October 2018
idverde led task (SL): Rotational ditch clearance and scrub control in wet meadows and planting of additional whips at Lakes Road playground.

Friday 26th October 2018
Self led task: Rotational ditch clearance and scrub control in wet meadows.

Wednesday 31st October 2018
BCV led task: Cutting and removal of encroaching scrub - ROS 1.

Thursday 1st November 2018
BCV led task: Cutting and removal of encroaching scrub - ROS 1.

Friday 2nd November 2018
idverde led task (SL): Continuing reduction of encroaching scrub control - ROS 1 or 2b.

Friday 9th November 2018
Self led task: Halloing of scrub and holly from around agreed veteran trees in ROS.

Friday 16th November 2018
idverde led task (SL): Gorse, scrub encroachment control and thinning of woodland edges on the heathland, burning of arisings.

Friday 23rd November 2018
Self led task: Clearing round way marking post on bridleway and Ravensbourne trail.

Friday 30th November 2018
idverde led task (SL): Gorse, scrub encroachment control and thinning of woodland edges on the heathland, burning of arisings.