Volunteering in Jubilee Country Park

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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 Sue Holland, our Site Manager from idverde for Bromley Council.

Work Programme for Spring 2017

Meeting Point Proposed Tasks - situation permitting
19/12/16 Tent Peg Lane CP  Friends led work day-Clearance of Tent Peg Lane ditch edge. Thin out saplings
09/01/17 Blackbrook Lane CP Scrub clearance and scalloping in first Blackbrook Meadow
16/01/17 Thornet Wood CP Pond clearance in Loosestrife pond. Please bring wellies.  Litter pick
23/01/17 Blackbrook Lane CP 
Scrub clearance and scalloping in second Blackbrook meadow. Reduce vegetation around meadow islands. Strim Jennies pond banks
30/01/17 Thornet Wood CP  Pond clearance in woodland pond. Please bring wellies
06/02/17 St. James' Entrance Scrub clearance at St James’s meadow and along school border. Reduce vegetation around meadow islands
Thornet Wood CP
Scrub clearance and scalloping in Loosestrife meadow. Reduce vegetation around small islands
Oxhawth Entrance off Southborough Lane
Scrub clearance in Oxhawth meadow. Cut back scrub to re route grass foot path along hedge line
27/02/17 Thornet Wood CP Scrub clearance and scalloping in Loosestrife meadow
06/03/17 Tent Peg Lane CP  Reduce vegetation around meadow islands in Gunsite meadow
13/03/17 Blackbrook Lane CP Replace bench tops in meadows and woodland
20/03/17 Thornet Wood CP Cut back vegetation along paths. Post and rail along bridle path
Thornet Wood CP
Survey park for future jobs in next work programme. Post and rail around woodland pond

Volunteer Work Days at Jubilee Country Park 

High Elms Country Park Office 01689 862815, Mobile 07718585837

Workdays run from 10am til 1pm, with option to work till 2pm for those that wish to. Work tasks may change due to urgent repairs or weather issues, but 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.  We may have to change tasks as a result of poor weather conditions. If a work day is to be cancelled, I will try and do this on the Sunday. 
My mobile number is  07947 643267 , which I always carry with me on site at JCP.  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 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 stood underneath it!  

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