PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING FROM MARIA:
WORK DAYS ARE HERE AGAIN
We are now permitted to meet up again in larger groups. We meet on the last Saturday of the month – except for August and December but please contact me before attending and don’t just turn up. Please note that all the same restrictions apply – don’t come if you are unwell, keep your distance, don’t share tools or leave them lying around and bring your own hand sanitiser.
Make sure you wear sensible footwear and bring your own drink or snack if you think you will need it.
Fires are a real threat and are not permitted. Carelessness destroyed scarce heathland on the top of the Hurst in 2017 in a serious fire. We have been working hard to restore the heathland with some success. Also cycling is not permitted here. The surface in places is very fragile and cycling is causing damage.
There is so much to enjoy in a place of peace, beauty, birdsong and a haven for some animals and I hope you all continue to enjoy this very special place.
It is shameful that our last bench in the meadow funded by members of FOCHW was stolen. 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.
PLEASE NOTE THAT SETTING FIRES OR BBQs ARE NOT PERMITTED IN OUR WOODS.
Pictured below are some of the many volunteers who regularly attend the work days. Thanks to you all.
Below is the result of work recently carried out by our hardworking volunteers: