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Basingstoke Conservation Volunteers at Pamber Forest

Who is this for?

This is the first coppicing task of the season for the Basingstoke Conservation Volunteers. Coppicing was a traditional practice of producing materials from underwood, especially hazel.  It creates a series of open spaces in different stages of growth and each stage is exploited by a range of different species.  The high biodiversity value this creates ensures that this practice remains a priority of woodland conservation.


Basingstoke Conservation Volunteers will be mimicking this practice by cutting the hazel, creating the odd habitat pile and burning the brash on a bonfire.  This event is on Sunday 20th September 2015 starting at 10am.


Tea and coffee, refreshments and biscuits will be provided.


Please contact Basingstoke Conservation Volunteers if you are interested and please look at their website at:


http://www.basingstokecv.org.uk/index.shtml

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Event details:

contact: http://www.basingstokecv.org.uk/contact.shtml where: Pamber Forest, near Tadley, Hampshire (SU 616 608) please contact BCV for more details. when: 20/09/2015 at 10:00 am to 20/09/2015 at 12:00 am

Meadow Management at Tadburn Meadows

Who is this for?

Help the Tadburn Conservation Volunteers on Sunday 8th November 2015 starting at 10am with their meadow management work.


Hidden amongst the houses, Tadburn Meadows in Halterworth, Romsey covers almost fifteen acres and provides a home for a variety of Britain's best loved wildlife and some threatened species. The site boasts a variety of habitats from a stream more characteristic of the New Forest to wet woodland and grassland areas.


This activity carries on until 12 noon on the day and the meeting point is the main entrance at Eight Acres, Romsey.  All children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.  Please contact the organisers before to let them know you are coming.


For more details please go to :


http://www.testvalley.gov.uk/resident/communityandleisure/naturereserves/tadburn-meadows-local-nature-reserve/

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Event details:

contact: community&leisure@testvalley.gov.uk where: meet at the main entrance to Tadburn Meadows Local Nature Reserve off Eight Acres, Romsey, Hampshire SO51 5BP when: 08/11/2015 at 10:00 am to 08/11/2015 at 12:00 am

Woodland Management at Ramalley Copse

Who is this for?

Learn the skills and techniques of coppicing small trees such as hazel and hawthorn. This event will be on Thursday 12th November 2015 between 10am and 3pm at Ramalley Copse, in Chandlers Ford, Eastleigh, Hampshire.


The meeting point is at the car park on Ramalley Lane (opposite the Scout hut), Chandlers Ford, Eastleigh, Hampshire, SO53 1JG.


Coppicing is a traditional form of woodland management which creates diversity of structure within the wood providing homes and food for many bird, insect and mammal species.


There is a coppice coop at Ramalley Copse which has been neglected for several years which they will be working on, and they will use the arrisings to create a dead hadge around the area.


Contact Katy on 02380 402 593 or eastleigh-projects@tcv.org.uk for more information or to book a place.


This project is free to attend.


Refreshments (such as tea, coffee and biscuits) will be provided. They will also provide all the tools and equipment needed, as well as suitable work gloves for everyone (although you may wish to bring your own).


Please come prepared for the likely weather conditions on the day and wear suitable work clothes. They recommend sturdy boots, long sleeved tops and trousers, with a sun hat if necessary.


If you require them, please bring along your own waterproofs, insect repellent, sun block, camera, money and personal medication (including pain killers).


This project may be suitable for anyone over the age of 14 to attend. Those under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a responsible adult (aged at least 18).


This project is being delivered in partnership with Eastleigh Borough Council.


For more details, please go to :


http://www2.tcv.org.uk/cgi-bin/volunteer/activity-details?id=19043;date=2015-11-12;search=SO237QA

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Event details:

contact: eastleigh-projects@tcv.org.uk where: The meeting point is at the car park on Ramalley Lane (opposite the Scout hut), Chandlers Ford, Eastleigh, Hampshire, SO53 1JG. when: 12/11/2015 at 10:00 am to 12/11/2015 at 3:00 pm

Volunteer with the South View Conservation Group

Who is this for?

The South View Conservation Group are a group of volunteers who undertake regular maintenance and conservation work in the Holy Ghost Cemetery, Chapel Hill, Basingstoke.


They meet about every four weeks to maintain the biodiversity and historical integrity of the Holy Ghost Cemetery, Chapel Hill, Basingstoke and would like to welcome new volunteers to help them.


The dates they will be at the Cemetery are as follows:


2015

11th July, 8th August, 12th September, 10th October, 7th November, 12th December


2016
9th January, 6th February, 12th March

 

Please note the times given are only an estimate - please contact the South View Conservation Group to confirm the details.


For more information about how to get involved please go to :


http://holyghostcemetery-basingstoke.org.uk/?page_id=196

 

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Event details:

contact: http://holyghostcemetery-basingstoke.org.uk/?page_id=32 where: Holy Ghost Cemetery, Chapel Hill, Basingstoke RG21 5TB when: 11/07/2015 at 10:00 am to 12/03/2016 at 4:00 pm

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