Volunteering in Jubilee Country Park

 

A map of the park identifying entrances, car parks, meadows, ponds and woodland can be seen in the Location page.

View the workers in

the Gallery. You can find more pictures of our work in the park on our Flickr pages.  Just search for Jubilee Country Park.

Volunteers meet every Monday (excluding Bank Holidays and during 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.

Work Programme for June 2018

Date  

Meeting Point Proposed Main Tasks - situation permitting 
4/6/18

Thornet Wood car park        Cut back along cycle path, finish weaved fence, re-fix natice board
11/6/18
Tent Peg Lane

Post and rail to fix across ditch, cut back and clear, followed by Butterfly Survey training at 1pm

18/6/18
Oxhawth Entrance
Finish clearing along path, tree pop saplings in meadow

25/6/18

Thornet Wood
Clear ant meadow of bracken and dig up bramble. Level off earth mound and fill holes, seed it.
2/7/18

St James School Entrance
Cut back along permissive bridlepath
9/7/18

Blackbrook Lane
Re-fence around Jennie’s pond, remove any crassula, cut back along paths if necessary
16/7/18

Thornet Wood
Tree pop saplings in small woodland glade, cut back and clear along accessible path
23/7/18

Thornet Wood Tree pop saplings in small woodland glade, cut back and clear along accessible path
30/7/18
Blackbrook Lane

Remove crassula in Ray’s pond, cut back around car park and clear small glade area
6/8/18

Southmore Court at10.30am   

(please note different time)


Wheelchair Walk for the residents of Southmore Court, 437 Southborough Lane, Bromley, BR2 8BQ, next to St. James’ School entrance. Volunteers are required to push the wheelchairs & chat to our guests. 

Volunteer Work Days at Jubilee Country Park 

High Elms Country Park Office 01689 862815, mobile 07464 989094

Workdays run from 10am until 1pm, with the option of  working until 2pm for those who wish to.  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

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