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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.

Conservation Volunteer Working Parties 2018/19

Please come and join us for 3 hours on a Sunday and some Tuesday mornings and assist in vital conservation work. Locations are to be decided. The working parties run from 10.00 to 13.00 on the following dates:

  • Tuesday 21 August 2018
  • Tuesday 04 September 2018
  • Tuesday 18 September 2018
  • Sunday 09 September 2018 – Anthonys
  • Tuesday 02 October 2018
  • Sunday 07 October 2018 – Anthonys
  • Tuesday 16 October 2018
  • Sunday 14 October 2018 – Anthonys
  • Tuesday 30 October 2018
  • Sunday 11 November 2018 – Anthonys
  • Tuesday 13 November 2018 
  • Tuesday 27 November 2018
  • Sunday 09 December 2018
  • Tuesday 11 December 2018
  • Sunday 13 January 2019
  • Tuesday 22 January 2019
  • Tuesday 5 February 2019
  • Sunday 10 February 2019
  • Tuesday 19 February 2019
  • Tuesday 05 March 2019
  • Sunday 10 March 2019

We welcome Duke of Edinburgh award participants but any persons under the age of 16 years must be supervised by a parent. The minimum age limit is set at 14 years.

Sandy Track Car Parking Access

Entrance to Sandy Track is on the right of Shores Road A245 near the junction with the A3046 Chobham Road and Kettlewell Hill. Proceed one hundred metres and turn right into the car park. Drive through the gate at the far end of carp ark and on to the main common track. The actual work area is a short walk from here.

Sandy Track Car Park
Shores Road
Horsell Common
PARK ON MAIN COMMON TRACK
Sat Nav GU21 4YB

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. Do wear plenty of layers. The group leaders are Andrew Halstead tel 01483 489581 or Rachel Woodman email rachel@horsellcommon.org.uk . Contact them if the weather is particularly bad (rain, high winds or snow) before 09:30 on the day to check whether the event will take place.

Anthonys Car Parking Access

This is on the left of Chertsey Road A320 between the Six Crossroads roundabout and the McLaren/Martyrs Lane roundabout. Choose the second entrance if arriving from the Woking direction and drive through Anthony’s 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. Do wear plenty of layers. The group leaders are Andrew Halstead tel 01483 489581 or Rachel Woodman email rachel@horsellcommon.org.uk . Contact them if the weather is particularly bad (rain, high winds or snow) before 09:30 on the day to check whether the event will take place.

Pyrford Common

The car park of Pyrford 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. Ensure plenty of layers to allow for all weathers. The group leader is Andrew Halstead – if the weather is particularly bad (rain or snow) please contact Andrew, tel 01483 489581 before 13:00 on the day to check whether the event will take place.

 

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