Sunday Volunteer Task – 9 December 2012

Colin Gray writes:

“The task for Sunday 9h December will be dependent on water levels but if there is no heavy rain before Sunday we will be working in the Northern (or Hemelite) Reedbed. There are more alder and sallow saplings around the edges of the reedbed to remove and a lot of cut reed to burn. Again the weather will dictate if a fire is possible.

We need a northerly, westerly or north westerly wind to carry the smoke across the pond. A southerly or south-easterly wind would carry smoke over the railway line which would be a danger to trains and very unpleasant to passengers on Fleet Station. If all the weather signs are in our favour a good fire will give us the opportunity to bake a few potatoes.

So please keep fingers and toes crossed for favourable weather!”

Meeting arrangements:

We meet at the Countryside Workshop, Old Pump House Close (next to 65 Kenilworth Road) at 9.00 a.m. for a 9.15 start. Signposted directions to the site are available if anyone comes late.

Volunteers will need old clothing, waterproof if rain is expected, protective gloves and wellington boots (we have a supply of gloves and boots if you do not own these).

Current volunteers comprise a wide range of ages of both genders. We’re a very friendly bunch and we’re always keen to receive new volunteers, including students on the Duke of Edinburgh and Trident schemes.

Further details are available from:

Task Co-ordinator:
Colin Gray at 01252 616183 or
Task Leader:
David Buckler at 01252 521282 or

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