Conservation Group

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COME AND JOIN US !

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We are a group of volunteers who have been helping to carry our management work on the common since 2004. Tasks include cutting and burning scrub, litter picks, clearing footpaths, pulling up ragwort and repairs to fencing and benches.

The group is affiliated to The Conservation Volunteers (TCV) Please include a link to their website: https://www.tcv.org.uk/ which is a national charity that supports community volunteers. We are also grateful to Litcham Parish Council which provides an annual grant that pays for our insurance and some other expenses.
We generally meet on the 2nd Saturday of each month, starting at 10 am in the car park. Children are welcome but they must be carefully supervised by their parents. We usually carry on until at least lunchtime, depending on the weather, how much work there is still to do and how enthusiastic we feel!
New recruits are welcome and tools/protective gloves supplied. Don’t worry if you can’t spare the whole morning; even if you only come for an hour or so we will still be pleased to see you. Contact Tim Angell on 01328 700045 for more information.

UPDATE
Although we have not been able to run any formal conservation tasks since March, individual volunteers have continued to do essential work such as clearing out the cattle grid, pulling ragwort and checking the ponies. Thank you to all concerned.
Our next normal task date is scheduled for 13th June but whether we will be able to run this in a socially distanced way remains to be seen. Whatever we are allowed to do, I am confident that the ragwort will continue to grow as normal and so we will need to deal with this one way or another.
Volunteers are welcome and anyone interested in helping can contact me on 01328 700045. Tim Angell, on behalf of Litcham Common Management Committee


                                                           How to find us

Task Dates for 2020
11th January – 8th February – 14th March – 11th April – 9th May – 13th June – 11th
July 
8th August – 12th September – 10th October – 14th November – 12th December


Conservation Group Reports to Annual Parish Meeting:

200520062007 –  2008 –  2009  – 201020112012 – 20132014
201520162017 –  20182019 – 2020 – 2021 – 2022 – 2023 – 2024

see also Management Reports on the Management page


The group is insured through the British Trust for Conservation Volunteers and has received support from The Chestnut Fund (a registered charity), Ben Burgess Ltd, Litcham Parish Council and Larking Gowen (chartered accountants).


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