Monthly Volunteer Programme

 

 

 

NORTH WEST KENT COUNTRYSIDE PARTNERSHIP

03000 417 665        07714920321       stephanie.johnson@kent.gov.uk

Office:   01322 621 239

 

If you are keen to keep fit, connect with nature, make new friends and improve spaces for both wildlife and people then why not join us and become one of our invaluable volunteers? We currently offer volunteering opportunities at various sites across North West Kent with no experience necessary!

If you think you would be interested in joining us then please contact either Sara Spellman at: Sara.Spellman@kent.gov.uk or Stephanie Johnson at: Stephanie.Johnson@kent.gov.uk

 

Volunteer Project Programme – May 2019

 

Wednesday 1st – North Downs Way, Westerham Hill

We will be clearing the trail path through the site along with removing fallen trees and fencing.

Led by: Chris Catchpole (mobile 07976834447)

 

Thursday 2nd – North Downs Way, Westerham Hill

We will be continuing to clear the trail path through the site along with removing fallen trees and fencing.

Led by: Chris Catchpole (mobile 07976834447)

 

Wednesday 8th – Eynsford, Sevenoaks

We will be brush cutting the meadow and raking up the cuttings.

Led by: Stephanie Johnson (mobile 07714920321)

 

Thursday 9th – Swanscombe Heritage Park

We will be joining the Swanscombe Friends of Group along with the local community to help plant up aquatic plants in the pond.

Led by: Sara Spellman (mobile 07809334071)

 

Wednesday 15th – Kemsing, Old Chalk New Downs

We will be creating a habitat corridor to link two pieces of chalk grassland.

Led by: Chris Catchpole (mobile 07976834447)

 

Thursday 16th – NO TASK

This may be subject to change depending on if work becomes available.

 

Wednesday 22nd – Enchanted Woodland, Dartford

We will be installing way marker discs for the site trail along with entrance signs.

Led by: Chris Catchpole (mobile 07976834447)

 

Thursday 23rd – Shenstone Primary School TBC

We will be doing general maintenance and scrub clearance of the school’s forest school area.

Led by: Chris Catchpole (mobile 07976834447)

 

Wednesday 29th– River Shuttle Willersley Park, Willersley Avenue, Sidcup, Kent, DA15 9EN

We will be joining forces with the Friends of the Shuttle to undertake some maintenance work on the hazel spiling that we installed to protect the river banks in the park.

Led by: Mark Gallant (mobile 07740185228)

 

Thursday 30th – Thames and Medway Canal

We will be joining forces with volunteers from the Thames & Medway Canal Association to work along this historic canal on Shorne Marshes. If anyone wishes to travel directly to the site, please email Mark to receive details about the best location to meet.

Led by: Mark Gallant (mobile 07740185228)

 

Just a quick reminder that any volunteers who plan to meet us on site should let the member of staff leading the task know as soon as possible so that they can pack the correct number of tools and inform them of any task changes/delays that may occur.

 

 

If there are any updates or changes with the programme we will update it regularly on the volunteer page on our website (www.nwkcp.org ). We will also contact the regular volunteers by phone if any last-minute changes to the location of the task happen.

 

Please remember to bring with you suitable clothes for the weather conditions, a packed lunch and suitable footwear (we insist working boots with steel toecap and mid sole are worn at all times to comply with health and safety and insurance considerations). We will supply all other equipment, gloves and safety equipment and also hot drinks and biscuits throughout the day.

 

Each project will be led by a NWKCP member of staff who will be more than happy to answer any questions that you have throughout the day. A health and safety talk will also be given at the beginning of each project. If you are planning to come out on a project for the first time this month then please let us know beforehand which day that will be.

 

We write a risk assessment for each task day, and a copy of this will be brought to the site and available for you to read if you wish.

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