Activity Mornings Schedule - September 2019 / December 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 6th September 2019
idverde led task (SL): Hay Cut – Padmall Wood, Timber Yard.

Friday 13th September 2019
Self led task: Pathway cut back from Westerham Rd car-park towards acid grassland / Fishponds Rd to maintain vehicle access for winter operations. Clearance of beds in Westerham Road car-park.

Friday 20th September 2019
idverde led task (SL): Pathway cut backs and bracken control in Padmall Wood. Hay cut in Glade area and rotational ride management out from glade.

Friday 27th September 2019
Self led task: Cutting back of bramble runners and scrub into wet meadows especially the south end of ROS 2a.

Friday 4th October 2019
idverde led task (IW): Scrub control (removal or gorse seedlings and bramble) and annual hay cut in Gravel Pits glade for the promotion of P.argentea and other acid grassland specialists.

Friday 11th October 2019
Self led task: Cutting back of bramble runners and scrub in meadow ROS 2b.

Friday 18th October 2019
joint task with idverde and LWT (SL): Bog / Valley Mire maintenance - dead hedging, stump winching, small tree felling, scrub control leaky dam remedial work etc.

Friday 25th October 2019
Self led task: Clearing every other scallop along the ride between ROS 2b and ROS 4 along the Ravensbourne trail.

Friday 1st November 2019
joint task with idverde and LWT (SL): Bog / Valley Mire maintenance - dead hedging, stump winching, small tree felling, scrub control leaky dam remedial work etc.

Friday 8th November 2019
Self led task: Gorse control on heathland and stacking of cutting next to west fire site in section HL 2 (unless otherwise advised).

Friday 15th November 2019
idverde led task (SL): Heathland restoration/ gorse control and burning of arisings.

Friday 22nd November 2019
Self led task: Gorse control continued.

Friday 29th November 2019
idverde led task (SL): Heathland restoration/ gorse control and burning of arisings.

Friday 6th December 2019
Self led task: Gorse control continued.

Friday 13th December 2019
idverde led task (SL): Heathland restoration/ gorse control and burning of arisings plus Christmas cook up.

Friday 20th December 2019
Optional self led task: Christmas Holiday.

Friday 27th December 2019
Optional self led task: Christmas Holiday.