Work Days

Please note the following from Maria:

Following government advice we are cancelling our work morning on 28 March but we will keep the situation under review. In the meantime we hope everyone keeps healthy and safe.

You are very welcome to join our work days which start at 10.00 am on the last Saturday of the month (except August and December). (See dates below). However at this uncertain time please note that the work days may be cancelled. If you would like to attend first of all please contact Maria Gatland. Her details are on the “contact” page of this website. Tools are provided but please bring a drink and/or snack if you feel you need them and always wear appropriate shoes and clothes.  You can work for as long as it suits you but usually we finish by lunch time.  All details and the meeting point will be available here on the website, on posters in the Hurst and also on Twitter – @GatlandMaria.

It is shameful that our last bench in the meadow funded by members of FOCHW was stolen over the summer. If anyone has any information about this please let me know.

We are  very lucky to have such a wonderful ancient woodland on our door step and if you want to help please contact Maria.  You will have noticed the regeneration works happening now in the Hurst. Funded through the generosity of FOCHW and the Forestry Commission it is already making a striking difference.  Thanks to all our members for their support.


Pictured below are some of the many volunteers who regularly attend the work days. Thanks to you all.

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Work dates for 2020: hopefully !

25 April
30 May
27 June
25 July
26 September
31 October
28 November