Our next work day is this Saturday, 28 May. We will meet at the mini roundabout in Bankside and we will work on top of the Hurst to remove all invasive plants, ie bramble, silver birch and oak seedlings from inside and outside the fencing
Our work mornings start at 10 am. Please arrive on time for the morning instructions and safety guidance. FOCHW will provide all the tools for the work mornings.
Please wear appropriate clothing including gloves and strong non-slip footwear. And bring your own drink or snack if you think you will need it.
If you are at all unwell please don’t come along.
Our work morning volunteers are a friendly, welcoming group so just let us know if you want to join us. We will be delighted to see you. A couple of hours makes a big difference to Croham Hurst Woods.
For further information contact:
Cllr Maria Gatland 0208 4071327. or Maria.firstname.lastname@example.org
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:
Below are the dates for the rest of 2022 subject no further restrictions: