About Work Parties
Who: Young or old, no experience necessary and there’s always something to do even if you can’t do heavy work. Children under 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and all children between the ages of 16 to 18 must have the written permission of a parent or guardian. Vulnerable adults must be accompanied by their carer
When: 10 till 1 (although anyone is welcome to come down for part of the day).
Where: Meeting point will be the entrance from Whitcliffe Gardens (back of new housing).
What: We will be working on scrub removal. Tools being used will be using loppers, bow saws.
How: Relevant training will be given for anyone that is unsure of how to use specific tools.
Safety: All volunteers must pay attention to the safety of themselves and others. A Risk Assessment will be prepared and will be available for inspection on the day. Please respect all decisions of the work party leader. Please wear suitable gardening clothes and sturdy footwear. Covering arms and legs might be advisable to help avoid insect bites, ticks, stings, scratches etc.. Also bring gardening gloves (although we will have a supply if you need them). For those who want to stay for most of the day please bring a pack lunch and drink. Waterproofs / sun-cream would be useful to cover every weather eventuality! It is recommended that you ensure your tetanus vaccinations are up-to-date.
Please let us know if you hope to attend, so that we can ensure an appropriate supply of tools
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We have received funding for new signs which we will erect shortly. Work that affects the wildlife is suspended for the summer and will restart in September