We are returning to our site South of the A31 off Uddens Drive (Just up from the Old Thatch on Wimborne Road West). Postcode for SatNav BH21 7BG If you get to the gravel track up by the A31, you have just missed us in the woodland on the left.
See the map above if you are not familiar of the site.
The red cross is the Glade picnic area. If we are not there, we will be visible from the parking areas (blue dots), so you should be able to find us. Look out for the signs.
We will be onsite from 9am until 2pm.
Come for the whole session or drop in for as long as you want.
We will be spending the next 4 months working on the same site, so the location map and tasks and details below ids relevant for the rest of the year.
Tools, guidance, gloves, Tea, Coffee, squash and biscuits will be freely available.
Weather permitting we have a bonfire with sausages around Midday.
For this coming Sunday we will be erring on the side of caution as it is still fairly dry about, so will NOT be having a bonfire, therefore if you are staying for the whole session, you may want to bring some lunch.
The ground can be fairly uneven in places and when we have a fire, there is obviously the risk of sparks. Please dress accordingly for that...and the weather.
We can usually find tasks to suit all ages and abilities.
For any youngsters coming to join in for their DofE etc, please bring an adult. They are very welcome to join in or if they want to chat and drink coffee, that is absolutely fine too :-)
Tasks to include -
1.Clearing and burning more of the dug out Rhododendron.
2. Tidying up the glade area, including managing the brambles by containing them in one area.
3. Cutting back overhanging branches on the tracks to make it easier for cyclists and horse riders.
4. Scraping back the main tracks.
5. Checking and clearing out bird boxes.
6. Litter picking.
Just a note on bad weather - High winds is the most likely to prevent a task going ahead. Significant snow would also stop us. Rain usually wouldn't, although we may finish earlier!
If we need to cancel at the last minute we will endeavour to post on the www.cannonhillfriends.org.uk/blog and www.facebook.com/groups/saveuddenswoods/
2018 Volunteer Task Days -
Sun 9th Sep 2018
Sun 7th Oct 2018
Sun 4th Nov 2018
Sun 2nd Dec 2018
(2019 dates - We will get these too you withing the next month... so you have no excuse :-)
Look forward to seeing you and please spread the word
Although not essential, it always helps to now how many people we are likely to have (particularly when we are purchasing sausages). If you can let us know then great. firstname.lastname@example.org