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Winter Programme 2024

 

 

 

Contact leoni.dawson@forestryengland.uk


For those without email, contact either Leoni on 07917 828222 Or Kate on 07786526280

*Please note that work parties start at the normal the time of 9.45 am, but surveys start at 2pm!!*

Arboretum day is on the first Thursday of every month - contact Nina Elvin kristina.elvin@forestryengland.uk

Clearwell Meend day is on the second Thursday of every month - contact Tamsin Sagar tamsin.sagar@forestryengland.uk

The Water Project day is on the third Thursday of every month - contact Stewart Cooper stewart.cooper@forestryengland.uk

 

Tuesday

9 Jan 24

9.45am

Gorsty Knoll

SO 5883 0858

Park at Darkhill Iron Works off the Sling - Fetter Hill road.

Scrub clearance to create reptile habitat.

WEDNESDAY

10 Jan 24

10am

Arboretum

This month, we have had to change from our usual Thursday to the Wednesday. We will be back to doing the first Thursday in the month in future.

General tidying up and burning fallen branches.

Thursday

11 Jan 24

9.45am - 13.00pm

Clearwell Meend

We have permission to park in the Clearwell Meend Caves car park

Bring wellies! Gloves and any loppers, bowsaws or pruning saws

Tuesday

16 Jan 24

Woorgreen GWT Nature Reserve

SO625128

Meet at FE metal pole barrier past Kensley Lodge

Cutting small birch

Thursday

18 Jan 24

9.45am

Perry Hay Brook - Water Project

SO 6209 1187

Spruce Ride car park meeting point. Meet at the car park at the back of the Arboretum, we will drive through the woods from here so please be there for 9.45 to enable us to all go in convoy.

Bring wellies! Gloves and any loppers, bowsaws or pruning saws

Tuesday

23 Jan 24

9.45am

Lightmoor/Awres Glow

SO 6362 0926

Please meet at Ruspidge Halt/Linear Park car park

Coppicing and making reptile refugia. Loppers and bowsaws.

Tuesday

30 Jan 24

10.00 am

Awres Glow GWT Reserve

SO 6362 0926

Please meet at FE gate opposite Linesr park car park/Ruspidge Halt

Kevin Caster on 07900 050115

Birch clearance

Tuesday

6 Feb 24

9.45am

Shakemantle Quarry

SO 6511 1137

When driving on the Ruspidge road out of Cinderford turn left up Tramway Road. Parking will be at the end of here. Please be aware there is limited parking along a residential area. If you can car share please do.

Scrub clearance and litter collection

Thursday

8 Feb 24

9.45am - 13.00pm

Clearwell Meend

We have permission to park in the Clearwell Meend Caves car park

The overall aim is to gradually enlarge this limestone grassland area and reverse the spread of bramble and saplings that naturally encroach when it is not managed either with grazing or manual cutting.

Tuesday

13 Feb 24

10.00 am

Awres Glow GWT Reserve

SO 6362 0926

Please meet at FE gate opposite Linesr park car park/Ruspidge Halt

Kevin Caster on 07900 050115

Birch clearance

Tuesday

20 Feb 24

9.45am

TWO SITES!!

*A limited number of people are needed for East Wood please let Leoni know if you would like to go here and confirmation will be sent*

East Wood

On the B4228 between Hewelsfield and Tidenham. On the left-hand side coming from the Coleford direction.

Blakes Wood

When driving from Coleford towards Staunton on the A4136 the barrier will be on the left-hand side.

Conifer/birch clearance and pond work.

Tuesday

27 Feb 24

10.00 am

Woorgreen GWT Nature Reserve

SO625128

Meet at FE metal pole barrier past Kensley Lodge

Cutting small birch

 

 

All tasks are led by FC Ranger start at 9.45 am or GWT Ranger start at 10.00 am,and finish around 3pm

Guidelines for FC/GWT volunteers- please read and take note!

* When driving on forest roads please drive at 15mph maximum - be aware of other forest users – walkers/dogs/cyclists/horse riders etc.

* Please wear appropriate work wear e.g. gloves, work boots, old clothes, bump cap (goggles available),

* Keep safe working distances from each other - 2 tree lengths when felling and 15 metres from a strimmer.

* Never work close to or under a powerline.

* Work carefully, stay safe! Avoid lone working and report any hazards, near misses or dangerous occurrences to supervisor.

* Please see detailed risk assessments at sessions.

There is ALWAYS a qualified First Aider on site so don't be shy about requesting help - Even minor cuts need treating to avoid infection!

 

 

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2021

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2020

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2013

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2012

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2011

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2010

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2009

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2008

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2007

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