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 April - July 2017

Date  
Meeting Point Proposed Tasks - situation permitting
03/04/17

St James Entrance  Remove old post and rail from bridle path. Install post and rail chicane near footpaths. Butterfly transect
10/04/17 Tent Peg Lane CP Remove Spanish bluebell and transfer Aspen whips from woods to nature trail. Butterfly transect
17/04/17 Bank Holiday Monday No work day
24/04/17 Thornet Wood CP 
Post and rail around woodland pond. Fix support legs on welcome board near entrance to car park and paint. Butterfly transect
01/05/17 May Bank Holiday No workday - why not join us at Mat Fayre in Petts Wood
08/05/17 St. James' Entrance Replace bench at Fleabane Corner. Cut back encroaching vegetation on paths in woodlands and bridle way. Paint notice board at entrance. Butterfly transect
15/05/17
Thornet Wood CP
Post and rail along meadow near car park. Cut back any encroaching vegetation around the car park. Butterfly transect
22/05/17
Thornet Wood CP
Paint all nature post numbers. Fencing repairs along cycle/pedestrian path. Butterfly transect
29/05/17 Spring Bank Holiday No work day
05/06/17 St James'Entrance Cut back vegetation along bridle way and footpaths leading from bridle way. Butterfly transect
12/06/17 Blackbrook Lane CP Installation of 4 way markers for nature trail. Cut back any encroaching vegetation in car path. Butterfly transect
19/06/17 Tent Peg Lane CP Installation of 3 way markers for nature trail. Repair post and rail around car park .Butterfly transect
26/06/17
Tent Peg Lane CP
Walk the nature trail and woodland paths cutting back vegetation around posts, benches, signs and bridle path. Butterfly transect.



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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