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Corporate volunteering

We provide volunteering opportunities for organisations, that make a difference for local communities using our commons. These can be combined with use of our facilities at Heather Farm. Please contact us if you would like to discuss an activity for your organisation.

Winter Conservation Volunteer Working Parties 2016/17

Please come and join us for 3 hours on a Sunday morning and assist in vital conservation work. This season we will be meeting at Heather Farm, Anthonys and other locations around Horsell with an additional working party on Pyrford Common. The working parties run from 10.00 to 13.00 on the following dates:

  • Sunday 11 September 2016
  • Sunday 25 September 2016 – Pyrford Common
  • Sunday 09 October 2016
  • Sunday 13 November 2016 – Anthonys
  • Sunday 11 December 2016
  • Sunday 08 January 2017
  • Sunday 12 February 2017
  • Sunday 12 March 2017

Anthonys
Anthonys is on the left of Chertsey Road A320 between the Six Crossroads roundabout and the McLaren/Martyrs Lane roundabout. Choose the second entrance and drive through Anthonys to the gate and on to the main common track. The actual work area is a short walk from here.

Anthonys
Chertsey Road
Horsell Common
PARK ON MAIN COMMON TRACK
OS Grid Reference TQ015610
Sat Nav GU21 4YL

The activity is to remove scrub, mainly small birch and pine saplings from areas of heathland. Loppers and bow saws will be provided; volunteers should wear sturdy footwear with good grip and a good pair of gardening gloves or similar. The group leader is Andrew Halstead if the weather is particularly bad (rain or snow) please contact the group leader, tel 01483 489581 before 09:30 on the day to check whether the event will take place.

Heather Farm
Heather Farm is signposted at the entrance on Chobham Road A3046. The actual work area is a short walk from here.

Heather Farm
Chobham Road
Horsell Common
VISITORS CAR PARK
OS Grid Reference SU995606
Sat Nav GU21 4XY

The activity is to remove scrub, mainly small birch and pine saplings from areas of heathland. Loppers and bow saws will be provided; volunteers should wear sturdy footwear with good grip and a good pair of gardening gloves or similar. The group leader is Andrew Halstead if the weather is particularly bad (rain or snow) please contact the group leader, tel 01483 489581 before 09:30 on the day to check whether the event will take place.

Pyrford Common
The car park of Pyford Common recreation ground is near the junction with Old Woking Road B382.

Pyrford Common Road
Pyrford
Woking
GU22 8UD

Pyrford Common is very different to Horsell Common. It is mostly secondary woodland with not much left of the heathland that would have been there in the past. The activity is to open up areas of the woodland. Loppers and bow saws will be provided; volunteers should wear sturdy footwear with good grip and a good pair of gardening gloves or similar. The group leader is to be confirmed if the weather is particularly bad please contact the group leader before 09:30 on the day.