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 – June 2019

 

Wednesday 26th – North Downs Way, Kemsing

We will be making repairs to the trail through the site. If planning to meet directly on site, please contact Chris for more details.

Led by: Chris Catchpole (mobile 07976834447)

 

Thursday 27th – Thames and Medway Canal, Gravesend

We will be joining the Thames and Medway Canal volunteers as they remove and cut up large trees from the canal.

Led by: Chris Catchpole (mobile 07976834447)

 

Volunteer Project Programme – July 2019

 

Wednesday 3rd – Enchanted Woodland, Dartford

We will be putting up way marker discs to mark out the newly installed trail and clearing areas of vegetation around the site.

Led by: Chris Catchpole (mobile 07976834447)

 

Thursday 4th – Horton Kirby, DA4 9BN

We will be pulling up and removing the non-native invasive plant species Himalayan Balsam from along the river.

Led by: Mark Gallant (mobile 07740185228)

 

Wednesday 10th – North Downs Way, Otford Mount

We will be starting to install steps to improve accessibility to the site. If you wish to meet Chris on site, please contact him for a suitable location.

Led by: Chris Catchpole (mobile 07976834447)

 

Thursday 11th – North Downs Way, Otford Mount

We will be continuing to install steps to improve accessibility to the site. If you wish to meet Chris on site, please contact him for a suitable location.

Led by: Chris Catchpole (mobile 07976834447)

 

Wednesday 17th – Rectory Meadow

We will be sensitively strimming the meadow and clearing away the arisings.

Led by: Chris Catchpole (mobile 07976834447)

 

Thursday 18th – Rectory Meadow

We will be continuing to sensitively strim the meadow and clear away the arisings.

Led by: Chris Catchpole (mobile 07976834447)

 

Wednesday 24th – North Downs Way, Otford Mount

We will be continuing to install steps to improve accessibility to the site. If you wish to meet Chris on site, please contact him for a suitable location.

Led by: Chris Catchpole (mobile 07976834447)

 

Thursday 25th – Thames and Medway Canal, Gravesend

We will be joining the Thames and Medway Canal volunteers to help with a task of their choosing. Details of which we will know nearer the time after we have visited at the end of June.

Led by: Chris Catchpole (mobile 07976834447)

   

Wednesday 31st – North Downs Way, Otford Mount

We will be continuing to install steps to improve accessibility to the site. If you wish to meet Chris on site, please contact him for a suitable location.

Led by: Chris Catchpole (mobile 07976834447)

 

 

 

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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