Programme Activity Liaison Officer: Juliet Curry
Monday 31st July at 10 am: The Tower Hill Cemetery footpath needs cutting back, and litter picked. The path starts near The Rowing Machine public house on the Smith’s estate. We can park there, at the back. We will need saws, loppers, shears, secateurs, plus brooms and spades. We will provide plastic bags and litter pickers. Please wear stout boots, gloves, trousers and long sleeves.
Activity Leader: Caryl Lansley
Monday 7th August at 10.00am: Deer Park Wood. We need to cut grass round all the benches, oak seats and trees. We also need to weed in the tree sleeves, and pull out a quantity of ragwort as we go.
Please wear gloves and stout boots and bring mallets, secateurs, Stanley knives, very small screwdrivers (for releasing any plastic ties), loppers and shears.
Because of the risk of Lyme disease, transferred by ticks from deer and dogs to humans, please wear long sleeved shirts and trousers. We don’t know whether it lurks at DPW, but we must not take a chance.
Meet at the outdoor classroom on site. Park in Range Road or Valence Crescent.
Activity Leader: MK
Monday 14th August at 10.00am: We need to finish off the footpaths on the Cogges Estate: cutting back the vegetation and litter picking. There are about 6 smallish areas we need to tackle, and we will issue maps to help locate them. Meet at the Stanton Harcourt Road and Cogges Hill Road corner.
Please wear gloves and stout boots and bring spades, loppers, secateurs, shears, brooms and litter pickers. Sheets for collecting green waste would be useful. We will provide bags for litter.
Activity Leader: DJ
Monday 21st August at 10.00am: Picnic and day out at Wittenham Clumps, South of Oxford. Anyone coming to our recent A.G.M. will have heard Mariel Harrison talking enthusiastically about the area that The Earth Trust manages alongside the Thames.
So we will explore the area, with leaflet guides supplied by Mariel.
The nature reserve has no entry fee, but The Earth Trust would probably welcome a donation from the group.
We need about 5 or 6 car drivers to volunteer to take passengers. We can make a contribution to petrol costs. This is an event for partners too, if they would like to come. We will need to know numbers so we can estimate the number of car drivers we need, so please contact Juliet. Email: email@example.com
Please pack a lunch and a drink.
We will need to wear stout boots, and be prepared to walk several miles.
If it is raining heavily, we may have to postpone the day – but hopefully the sun will shine.
We will meet at 10 am under the Waitrose clocktower, and will probably not be back until mid afternoon.
Monday 28th August: Bank Holiday.
Advance notice for September: On Sunday 3rd it is the Forest Fair. Once again, the Wychwood Project are having a Forest Fair, and this year it is nearby in Ducklington. WWV will be having a recruitment stall in a marquee, so please leave this date free in case you can volunteer for a couple of hours. You can enjoy the rest of the day at the Fair, and stay for lunch, coffee, or tea. Bring the family. There is loads to do for children.