On Tuesday 30 of us descended on the Wellington Monument in Aldershot for our annual Christmas Volunteer Task and BBQ. It was great to get such a good turnout, with one group cutting and burning laurel at the top of the hill and another group lower down with chainsaws clearing and chipping the laurel. Working together we cleared a clear sight line down back of the hill, which as well as improving the biodiversity also reduces anti-social behaviour and makes the monument much more attractive to visitors.
At lunch time we settled down to our winter BBQ complete with a wheel-barrow load of fire-cooked spuds. Sadly we are losing Tony Anderson from the team as he is retiring at Christmas. Tony has been with BVCP for 15 years and is much loved. He will be really missed by everyone and the big task social was a fitting chance for the volunteers to say good bye.
Happy Christmas to everyone