the Group has been joined by several new volunteers, so we can see real progress from every working party. We have missed the support of Park Ranger Sally Jones from the last couple of sessions while she has been on maternity leave, but we look forward to her return. In the meantime, colleague Hannah Roughley, who appears on the cover of the latest Borough Times, has been covering for her.
Some of the Group’s work last winter has borne fruit: clearing brambles under the Coronation Oak has allowed the Council’s contractor to mow underneath it in the past month, keeping it accessible. However, the combination of early wet weather followed by the warm summer this year has given nettles and other wild plants ideal conditions, and they were six feet high in places at the beginning of October. The Group will be working with the Park Ranger to get the maximum benefit from their labours over the coming winter
To join the group or want more information on what we do please complete the form below.
Instruction, tools & tea provided
You bring the enthusiasm!
New volunteers are welcome to turn up to any session, which finishes at lunchtime. Tools are provided - all you need are suitable working clothes,footwear and gloves.
Dates for your Diary
Here are the dates for the Nork Park Conservation Volunteers programme sorted, All are Sunday mornings.
17 Nov 2019
Tulip tree – clear around base for 20ft diameter.
Same for fir trees nearby.
8 Dec 2019
Cinder path from car park – clear ‘rubbish’ trees (ie sycamore & laurel) and clear wall opposite
12 Jan 2020
Clear / open up the woodland path from the allotment hut to the arboretum
9 Feb 2020
Spinney: clear more blackthorn and around the fir trees, plus any path clearance work required.
8 Mar 2020
Further work on any of the above as required. Also clean signs on the Fitness Trail, at The Drive car park access etc and prune back any overgrown paths.
5 April 2020
Possible follow-up work where rangers have been in with brush-cutters or chainsaws.
Request for more information or to join the Nork Park Conservation Volunteers.