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 – December 2018

 

Wednesday 5th – Enchanted Woodland, Dartford

We will with the use of a rotavator, strimmer and rakes begin clearing an area of scrub on the site which is dense with brambles.

Led by: Chris Catchpole (mobile 07976834447)

 

Thursday 6th – Enchanted Woodland

We will be continuing the previous tasks work of clearing the site of scrub using a rotavator and strimmer.

Led by: Chris Catchpole (mobile 07976834447)

 

Wednesday 12th – St Mary’s Riverhead, Sevenoaks

This task will involve crown raising trees, clearing paths for access, mulching the hedge we planted last year, and any other jobs found on site. This is most likely to be a half day.

Led by: Chris Catchpole (mobile 07976834447)

 

Thursday 13th – Jeskyns Community Woodland

We will be returning to the dried-up pond to finish up clearing the area of the vegetation which has taken over the site using a brush cutter and rakes.

Led by: Stephanie Johnson (mobile 07714920321)

 

Wednesday 19th – Lessness Heath School or Bexley Grammar School TBC

This task will either be at Lessness Heath moving bark to finish the path, planting plug plants and bulbs and installing edging, or at Bexley Grammar clearing their forest school site of scrub in particular brambles.

Led by: Stephanie Johnson (mobile 07714920321)

 

Thursday 20th – Volunteer Christmas Meal

A walk near Hever followed by our Christmas meal at King Henry VIII pub along with some festive games.

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Share this page: