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 – March 2019

 

Wednesday 6th – St Mary’s Churchyard, Bexley

We will be clearing and tidying the site, installing bird and bat boxes, litter picking, tidying the hedgerow if necessary and clearing and raking the footpaths.

Led by: Chris Catchpole (mobile 07976834447)

 

Thursday 7th – 100 Year Wood, Westminster Fields, Horton Kirby

We will be cutting back small saplings which have grown up in the scalloped areas created within the woodland and creating habitat piles with the arisings.

Led by: Stephanie Johnson (mobile 07714920321)

 

Wednesday 13th – Edenbridge Water Meadows, TN8 5HL

We will be brush cutting the ridge along the Mill Leat, removing ash saplings and creating habitat piles from the vegetation cleared on the site.

Led by: Stephanie Johnson (mobile 07714920321)

 

Thursday 14th – Shenstone Primary School, Dartford

This task will only be a half day and will involve clearing and cutting back vegetation growth in the forest school area.

Led by: Sara Spellman (mobile 07809334071)

 

Wednesday 20th – MOAT Community Hub, 7 Warrior Avenue, Gravesend, DA12 5NA

We will be returning to finish making the storage seat benches, creating an herb planter, building benches for the front garden, creating raised beds and potentially planting wildlife friendly plants.

Led by: Stephanie Johnson (mobile 07714920321)

 

Thursday 21st – MOAT Community Hub, 7 Warrior Avenue, Gravesend, DA12 5NA

We will be returning to finish making the storage seat benches, creating an herb planter, building benches for the front garden, creating raised beds and potentially planting wildlife friendly plants.

Led by: Stephanie Johnson (mobile 07714920321) 

 

Wednesday 27th – Enchanted Woodland, Dartford

This task will be installing way markers around the site to create a circular walking route.

Led by: Chris Catchpole (mobile 07976834447)

 

Thursday 28th – Enchanted Woodland, Dartford

This task will be continuing to install way markers around the site to create a circular walking route.

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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