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 Darren Russell, our Community Manager from idverde for Bromley Council.

Work Programme for September 2017

Date  
Meeting Point Proposed Main Tasks - situation permitting 
04/09/17 Blackbrook Lane CP Install new sign at Ray's Pond. Sapling removal from meadow and other encroaching vegetation
Check access areas for hay cut
11/09/17 Tent Peg Lane CP Sapling removal. Clear access points for hay cut. Remove damaged picnic bench
18/09/17 Alan's path Sapling removal, checking and clearing access points. Investigate and plan tree/scrub islands clearing
25/09/17   Alan's path Scrub clearing. Invasive species checks: portuguese laurel, cherry laurel and buddleia. (leave two by Alan's path). Mark up for removal or possibly treatment
02/10/17 Blackbrook Lane CP  Invasive clearance and cutting back
09/10/17 Blackbrook Lane CP
 Scrub and invasive clearance
16/10/17 Blackbrook Lane CP
 Ditch work and cutting back
23/10/17 Tent Peg Lane CP
 Ditch Work and cutting back
 30/10/17 Tent Peg Lane CP
 Picnic Area maintenance
 06/11/17 Thornet Wood CP   Pond clearance and cutting back
 13/11/17 Blackbrook Lane CP  Pond Clearance
 20/11/17 Blackbrook Lane CP  Post and Rail
 27/11/17 Alan's Path  Scrub Clearing

Volunteer Work Days at Jubilee Country Park 

High Elms Country Park Office 01689 862815, Mobile 07469 403010

Workdays run from 10am until 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 Monday morning. 
My mobile number is  07469 403010, 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!  

Darren Russell.



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