Group photo of volunteers standing in front of outdoor classroom they built at Shoreham Primary School

Volunteering With Us

NORTH WEST KENT COUNTRYSIDE PARTNERSHIP

NWKCP simply could not continue without the support of our amazing, multi-award-winning volunteer team, some of whom have been volunteering with us for over twenty years! The team has a great feeling of camaraderie and nothing beats the feeling of working outdoors and having fun.

Our volunteering teams, go out on Wednesdays and Thursdays and meet us at Hall Place in Bexley between 9:00 and 9:30 or can go directly to the site. A typical day usually finishes around 16:00 and plenty of breaks, drinks and biscuits are supplied. All you will need to bring are suitable clothes for the weather conditions and a packed lunch. All tools and equipment such as gloves and steel toe capped boots will be provided and any training in tool use will be given.

We work in Bexley, Dartford, Sevenoaks and Gravesham on a huge variety of projects which include path clearance, coppicing, creating nature areas in schools, hedge laying, restoring river banks using traditional techniques and many more.

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?

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

If you are under 18 and interested in volunteering or thinking of work experience please follow the link to find out more: Work Experience and Under 18s Volunteering

 

Please find below a copy of this month’s volunteering tasks:

Volunteer Project Programme – July 2024

Reminder: Please let the staff member leading the task know if you plan to attend so they can bring enough tools on the day.

 

Wednesday 3rd – Westcourt Primary School, Silver Rd, Gravesend DA12 4JG

We will be continuing the creation of an outdoor play area and wildlife zone at the school. We will also be working on the wetland area by creating small ponds and bogs.

Led by: Nina Skinner (07816128553)

Meeting Time and Place: 9am if needing a lift from Hall Place or 10am at reception if meeting at the school. Parking either in the school or along Jubilee Cresent.

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Thursday 4th – Westcourt Primary School, Silver Rd, Gravesend DA12 4JG

We will be continuing the creation of an outdoor play area and wildlife zone at the school. We will also be working on the wetland area by creating small ponds and bogs.

Led by: Nina Skinner (07816128553)

Meeting Time and Place: 9am if needing a lift from Hall Place or 10am at reception if meeting at the school. Parking either in the school or along Jubilee Cresent.

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Wednesday 10th – Park Farm Brasted

We will be working in partnership with the Darent River Preservation Society (DRiPS) to remove the non-native and invasive plant species Himalayan Balsam. Spare clothes are advisable for river work.

Please let Mark know your shoe size (for waders) by Tuesday 9th of July

Led by: Mark Gallant (07740 185228)

Meeting Time and Place: 9am at the yard in Hall Place or if travelling directly to site 10am at the car park in Brasted Recreation Ground (Westerham Road, Brasted, TN16 1HJ)

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Thursday 11th – Park Farm Brasted

We will be working in partnership with the Darent River Preservation Society (DRiPS) to remove the non-native and invasive plant species Himalayan Balsam. Spare clothes are advisable for river work.

Please let Mark know your shoe size (for waders) by Tuesday 9th of July

Led by: Mark Gallant (07740 185228)

Meeting Time and Place: 9am at the yard in Hall Place or if travelling directly to site 10am at the car park in Brasted Recreation Ground (Westerham Road, Brasted, TN16 1HJ)

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Wednesday 17th – Telegraph Hill, The Larches, Higham, ME3 7NQ

We will be pulling up sycamore saplings that are growing on site.

Led by: Lucy Sawyer-Boyd (07809334071)

Meeting Time and Place: 9am at the yard in Hall Place or if travelling directly to site 10am. Parking on The Larches and other residential roads. Meet at gate at the end of The Larches. No toilets on site.

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Thursday 18th – Telegraph Hill, The Larches, Higham, ME3 7NQ

We will be pulling up sycamore saplings that are growing on site.

Led by: Lucy Sawyer-Boyd (07809334071)

Meeting Time and Place: 9am at the yard in Hall Place or if travelling directly to site 10am. Parking on The Larches and other residential roads. Meet at gate at the end of The Larches. No toilets on site.

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Wednesday 24th – Twenty Acre Shaw Wood, Luxted Road, Cudham, TN14 7QA

We will be removing the invasive Small Balsam plant which is growing on site along with Box-leaf Honeysuckle and Laurel.

Led by: Stephanie Johnson (07816128570)

Meeting Time and Place: 9am if needing a lift from Hall Place or 10:20am at the maintenance gate along Luxted Road. There is only parking for two vehicles here so I would advise anyone meeting on site to park at the carpark at Cudham Recreation Ground (next to the Blacksmiths Arms Pub). I can then pick people up from here in the landrover at 10am and take them to site. Please let me know if you need picking up from the carpark in advance.

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Thursday 25th – Twenty Acre Shaw Wood, Luxted Road, Cudham, TN14 7QA

We will be removing the invasive Small Balsam plant which is growing on site along with Box-leaf Honeysuckle and Laurel.

Led by: Stephanie Johnson (07816128570)

Meeting Time and Place: 9am if needing a lift from Hall Place or 10:20am at the maintenance gate along Luxted Road. There is only parking for two vehicles here so I would advise anyone meeting on site to park at the carpark at Cudham Recreation Ground (next to the Blacksmiths Arms Pub). I can then pick people up from here in the landrover at 10am and take them to site. Please let me know if you need picking up from the carpark in advance.

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Wednesday 31st – Woodbank, Pilgrims Way, Wouldham, Kent, ME1 3RB

We will be doing the green hay cut.

Led by: Nina Skinner (07816128553)

Meeting Time and Place: 9am if needing a lift from Hall Place or 10am if meeting on site at Woodbank (address above).

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