Programme

Date/Time Event
02/12/2017
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Work Day
Fryern Dell, Storrington West Sussex

This month we are clearing trees around the historic pond near the waterfall at Fryern Dell. We meet at 10am and always have a coffee/tea break at 11am with cake. Tools and gloves are provided but you might want to bring your own gloves and as the ground can be uneven sturdy footwear is advised.

06/01/2018
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Work Day
Fryern Dell, Storrington West Sussex

This month we are working in the Lower part of Fryern Dell (by the river) to clear overgrown areas of woodland.

We meet at 10am and always have a coffee/tea break at 11am with cake. Tools and gloves are provided but you might want to bring your own gloves and as the ground can be uneven sturdy footwear is advised. If you want to paddle then bring your wellies.

03/02/2018
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Work Day
Fryern Dell, Storrington West Sussex

This month we are working at the balancing pond near the waterfall at Fryern Dell. We will be clearing vegetation from the pond and coppicing trees around the edge.

We meet at 10am and always have a coffee/tea break at 11am with cake. Tools and gloves are provided but you might want to bring your own gloves and as the ground can be uneven sturdy footwear is advised. We do have waders for those keen to get into the pond to clear the reeds!

10/02/2018
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Creating a wild flower meadow: tea and talk
Storrington Village Hall, Storrington

Following our visit last year to Michael and Jane Joseph’s lovely wild flower meadow Michael is coming to tells us how it was achieved and managed.

Tea/ coffee available with lovely cakes. There will also be a raffle.

Cost £3.00

03/03/2018
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Work morning at The Glade
The Glade, Storrington West Sussex

This month we are changing our venue to The Glade where we will be laying bark chippings and clearing footpaths.

We meet at 10am and always have a coffee/tea break at 11am with cake. Tools and gloves are provided but you might want to bring your own gloves and as the ground can be uneven sturdy footwear is advised.

07/04/2018
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Riverside Walk Work Morning
Love Lane, Storrington

Riverside Walk is our venue this month. We will meet by the bridge at Love Lane and work our way down the river clearing the footpath, banks and stream.

We meet at 10am and always have a coffee/tea break at 11am with cake. Tools and gloves are provided but you might want to bring your own gloves and as the ground can be uneven sturdy footwear is advised. Bring wellies if you want a paddle!

05/05/2018
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Riverside Clearance ready for Duck race
Riverside Walk, Storrington West Sussex

This is Duck race week so we shall be working along the riverbank to ensure all is clear for the ducks and spectators alike.

We meet at 10am and always have a coffee/tea break at 11am with cake. Tools and gloves are provided but you might want to bring your own gloves and as the ground can be uneven sturdy footwear is advised.

18/05/2018
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Annual Outing to Terra Amata Farm
Terra Amata Farm, West Chiltington West Sussex

Booking details nearer the time

Our outing this year is to the amazing Terra Amata Farm in West Chiltington. The following is taken from their website.

The existing hedgerows, pasture and flower meadows, trees , and ponds, scrapes and watercourses typify the traditional landscape of the area and form the key features of interest for you to explore. However, depending on the time of your visit, it may be possible to observer farming practices such as hay making during your visit.

A number of initiatives have been undertaken under the CSS (Countryside Stewardship Scheme) which has enhanced wildlife habitats and deliver benefits to those members oh the public who visit the farm. The farm provides a home for a variety of small animals, water fowl, bird species and insects. Many different species of trees are also to be found in and near then hedgerows, some very mature ones, some newly planted, see if you can spot and name the on your visit. Springtime is the time to see the acres of bluebells and primroses, mostly in the woods, but also near the ditches.

A number of small animals (such as goats, rabbits, chickens) live on site as well as cattle and sheep depending upon the time of year. Teachers/leaders have to make sure that their youngsters do not kiss animals, and always wash their hands before and after eating, after any contact with animals and again before leaving the farm.

When you visit….

  • Toilets are available in the building on site together with hand washing facilities.
  • Visitors are requested to understand and use the Country Code whilst on the Farm and wear clothing suitable for the terrain and weather.

http://terraamatafarm.co.uk

02/06/2018
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Work Morning at The Glade
The Glade, Storrington West Sussex

Path clearance is the aim of the morning.

As usual we will start at 10am with a tea break half way through. Tools provided including gloves (you may want to bring your own) and remember to wear sturdy footwear as the paths can be uneven.

07/07/2018
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Old Mill Drive work morning
Riverside Walk, Storrington West Sussex

Meet up in the library car park

In support of Storrington in Bloom we will be working here and along the river to get things ready for judging.

As always tools provided and tea/coffee break half way through.

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