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  • This programme of events is only provisional: please keep checking back for up-to-date information
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    Monday 8 March

    Conservation Action Day

    Alners Gorse Butterfly Reserve

    We have the winter scrub-cutting programme to complete – some bramble, thorn and willow regrowth which we will do with brushcutters, and some larger scrub which are going to take out to connect up two clearings. So there will be work for powertool operators and for bowsaws and loppers. Requirements as above. See map below – the car park may still be too wet to use so please park on the road verge. We are aiming for 9.00 am start. Map: https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?hl=en&mid=16rqdzG3Wmlk0fbxxjMoOxUeVJBWr84p7&ll=50.88917908147813%2C-2.383199159189464&z=15 IMPORTANT INFORMATION On the 3 planned work parties, we will still be limiting the number of volunteers on each task and in order to do this, we need to have names in advance – so please let me know if you can attend. Obviously it is also important that you let me know asap if your plans change for some reason, so that we can find a replacement for you. The usual Covid 19 guidance will apply – and social distancing is all the more important with the new more virulent variants doing the rounds. So – no car sharing, bring face coverings (in case we need to wear them at any point) and hand sanitiser, bring your own food – no sharing; wear your own gloves to handle tools, and make sure you sit well apart from others during break times. And, it goes without saying that if you are showing any signs of Covid, you should not attend.

  • Contact: Nigel Spring
  • Phone: 07981 776767
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  • Email: [email protected]
  • Meeting point: The reserve entrance is on the road from Kings Stag to Hazelbury Bryan beside the Hazelbury Bryan village sign and 30mph sign. Park on the wide straight road verge on the Kings Stag side of the village sign, well away from the dangerous bend.
  • Grid ref.: ST736100
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    Map

    Thursday 11 March

    Conservation Action Day

    Alners Gorse Butterfly Reserve

    We have the winter scrub-cutting programme to complete – some bramble, thorn and willow regrowth which we will do with brushcutters, and some larger scrub which are going to take out to connect up two clearings. So there will be work for powertool operators and for bowsaws and loppers. Requirements as above. See map below – the car park may still be too wet to use so please park on the road verge. We are aiming for 9.00 am start. Map: https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?hl=en&mid=16rqdzG3Wmlk0fbxxjMoOxUeVJBWr84p7&ll=50.88917908147813%2C-2.383199159189464&z=15 IMPORTANT INFORMATION On the 3 planned work parties, we will still be limiting the number of volunteers on each task and in order to do this, we need to have names in advance – so please let me know if you can attend. Obviously it is also important that you let me know asap if your plans change for some reason, so that we can find a replacement for you. The usual Covid 19 guidance will apply – and social distancing is all the more important with the new more virulent variants doing the rounds. So – no car sharing, bring face coverings (in case we need to wear them at any point) and hand sanitiser, bring your own food – no sharing; wear your own gloves to handle tools, and make sure you sit well apart from others during break times. And, it goes without saying that if you are showing any signs of Covid, you should not attend.

  • Contact: Nigel Spring
  • Phone: 07981 776767
  •   
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Meeting point: The reserve entrance is on the road from Kings Stag to Hazelbury Bryan beside the Hazelbury Bryan village sign and 30mph sign. Park on the wide straight road verge on the Kings Stag side of the village sign, well away from the dangerous bend.
  • Grid ref.: ST736100
  •   
    Map