Monthly Archives: January 2017

Tame Tractor Test

Today Jenny and I have undertaken our 2 hour tractor assessment, which has been the culmination of over 5 days of training. I don’t think either of us realised there was so much to learn. We have used both our Kubota … Continue reading

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Guildford Royal Grammer School Students help at Darby Green Pond

Today Jenny and I are working at Darby Green Pond litter picking and cutting back paths to open up access. It’s been a very successful day for our group of 11 volunteers with the students and local people, removing 3 m3 of … Continue reading

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Hot off the press – New Volunteer Task Programme

BVCP Volunteer task programme Jan to April 2017

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Chipping at West Farm

Laura, Andy, Charlotte, Jenny and I are down at West Farm off the the A31 in Runfold doing our chipper training. It’s also good to get some inspiration from the expertly laid hedge created by the Surrey Hedge Layers Group, … Continue reading

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Moor Green Lakes Work Party – Clearing Tern Island

The first 2017 task for the Moor Green Lakes working party was to weed Tern Island. On a misty drizzling morning we were really delighted when 23 volunteers turned up to help, including several families.  With these numbers and some … Continue reading

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Frimley Fuel Allotments 

On Tuesday the Blackwater valley volunteer group was joined by volunteers from Frimley Fuel Allotments Group for a task on their site. It was my first visit to the site so I was lucky to have Christa and experienced volunteers … Continue reading

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Fixing Fencing

It was a busy work experience session with Assistant Ranger Laura on Friday 6th.  We headed out to Wellesley Woodlands and started by repairing a section of fencing on Fleet Road that was damaged by a car at the end of last … Continue reading

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A lovely start to 2017

My first day back after Christmas and New Year was very cold but beautiful. The volunteers and I were clearing and burning Willow at Lakeside Park to open up the edges of the lake. Guilford Borough Council Ranger John had … Continue reading

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