Footpath Volunteer Group sessions are open to all who join the volunteers footpath group.
To Join the group as a volunteer, please contact Allan Wood via Mary Barnett [the Parish Clerk] by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org .
There is no pressure for you to turn up, (only come if you are well and are free to spare the time). Schedules of works and site locations will be published here in advance. [See below].
Please make sure you bring enough to drink, as its thirsty work, (and any snacks you feel you may need). Take regular breaks and ensure you wear suitable workwear as well as bringing the right gear for the job. Always work ‘safe-aware’ carefuly & responsibly with your fellow volunteers and the public in general. Safety advice will be given before joining the group.
The work is varied and you are welcome to swap between the various types of activities such as grass/hedge trimming, branch cutting, raking & bagging/stacking.
Sessions will begin at 9.30am and usually end by 1pm (sometimes a tad earlier).
We often round up sessions with a lunchtime drink/snack or early evening dinner at The Farmers Arms………….this is usually arranged on the day (according to everyone’s preference and availablility).
Please report to Allan when you turn up, who will advise you of what needs doing.
- Allan Wood (Lengthsman Coordinator/Acting Footpath Officer)
2019 Spring/Summer Season Schedule – Now Complete
Thanks to all the volunteers who attended the recent meetings below. These are now complete and we start our autumn schedule on 27th September after the summer break.
Fri May 3rd -Ochre Hill/Dogberry/Frith Wood [completed]
Fri May 24th Jack’s Lane/Harry’s Walk [completed] Fri June 21st Dogberry/Frith Wood revisit [details below] Fri July 26th The Pleck/The Little Pleck – The Common
2019 Autumn Season Schedule –Now Complete
Fri Nov 8th at Floyds Lane [details below]
Our last group session of 2019 was on Fri Nov 8th at Floyds Lane where we strimmed and hedge clipped along the narrow lane for pedestrian safety reasons due to the narrowness of the road.
What sort of things might I need to bring in order to take part?
- Suitable garden clothes
- Strong thorn-proof gloves
- Sunglasses (if sunny)
- Visor or Face Guard/Ear Defenders…….. if Strimming etc.
- Strimmer/Brush Cutter/Hedge Trimmer
- Pruners (Large/Small)
- Chainsaw or manual branch Saw
- Fuel for tools [Marc will provide 2-stroke fuel on the day]
- Green Sacks – in case disposal of green waste is required. [although this will be left in situ if possible].
- Water/Soft Drinks/Biscuits/Snacks