Volunteering in Jubilee Country Park - your Park needs you!

 

Conservation is at the very heart of what we do and our conservation work group makes a valuable contribution to the upkeep of the Park in a rewarding and enjoyable way. Volunteers meet every Monday from 10.00 until 13:00  (excluding Bank Holidays and the month of August) to help with the management of the park under the guidance of Andrew Harby, our Community Manager from idverde for Bromley Council.


To contact us on the day of the event, please call 07840 542261
 

Date

Task

Meeting Point

02.09.19 

Cut back scrub along meadow edge      

Thornet Wood Car Park  

09.09.19

Cut back along meadow edge/clear Holly Pond

Thornet Wood Car Park
16.09.19
Cut back scrub along meadow edge/clear around Loosestrife Pond    

Thornet Wood Car Park
23.09.19

Cut back scrub along meadow edge/clear around Loosestrife Pond

Thornet Wood Car Park
30.09.19
Cut back scrub along meadow edge

Tent Peg Lane Car Park
07.10.19

Heavy cut back along bridle path

St James School
14.10.19

Heavy cut back along bridle path St James School
21.10.19

Creation of new boardwalk Blackbrook Lane Car Park

28.10.19

04.11.19

11.11.19

18.11.19

25.11.19

Coppice and glade creation

Coppice and glade creation

Coppice and glade creation

Clearing around Long Pond

Clearing around Long Pond

Thornet Wood Car Park

Thornet Wood Car Park

Thornet Wood Car Park

Blackbrook Lane Car Pak

Blackbrook Lane Car Park

                                                              





Making hay while the sun shines!


Volunteer Work Days at Jubilee Country Park-information for new members

New members are always welcome to join the team. No special knowledge or experience is needed and full guidance and support will be given. It's a great way of getting out in the fresh air and meeting a friendly group of like-minded people. Everyone works at their own pace and there's always time for a chat and cuppa mid-morning.  When the day's work is done, you are welcome to join us for lunch at a local pub.

Please see the Location page for a map of the park identifying entrances, car parks, meadows, ponds and woodland so know where to find us.
Have a look at more pictures of the team at work in the Gallery and on our Flickr pages.  Just search for Jubilee Country Park.

High Elms Country Park Office 01689 862815, mobile 07464 989094

Workdays run from 10am until 1pm. Work tasks may change if urgent repairs need to be done or because of the weather.  The meeting points will not change unless otherwise informed. 

In the event of bad weather, it is your decision if you wish to attend.  I will go to the meeting point as planned.  If a work day is to be cancelled, I will try and do this on the Sunday.

My mobile number is  07464 989094, which I always carry with me on site at Jubilee Country Park.  Please note, this phone doesn’t work at High Elms (poor reception) so if you need to contact me there, phone the office on 01689 862815.  

And some notes on Health and Safety (I saw you roll your eyes!)…

Remember to wear layers.  As cold as it can be in the winter, you often get warm quickly when you’re working and if you can shed a few layers it helps.  

Remember how muddy the site can get in the winter – you might want to wear wellies, particularly if we are working in ditches, or in the meadows on the south side of the site.

Steel toe caps – it is your choice, but it is strongly recommended that you wear safety boots on work days.  Particularly for woodland work.  You can get decent walking-style boots with toe caps in from around £25 upwards.  If you want to know where to look for them, let me know (Cotswolds don’t usually have them).  (You should also wear toe caps when using a mattock, mell, sledgehammer etc.)

Safe working distances – we’re a healthy sized group these days, which is great but does mean we have to be careful when we’re working all together.  Just keep in mind safe working distances.  For swinging tools like a slasher that is two arm widths apart from the next person.  And please remember that if you are felling anything taller than your head you must call out before it falls.  You never know who might be standing underneath it!  

Andrew Harby

Insurance for Volunteers

Volunteers are covered by public liability insurance while at a work party session. To view the policy and schedule please refer to the Documents page.








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