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Downlander Task Programme

 

Our programme includes practical tasks dates and events, which we hope you will find interesting, challenging and worthy of joining. Please feel welcome to come along. We’d be delighted to see you!

You should get a great day out and make a difference to your enviroment, and even have fun in the fresh air. Unlike the gym, we won’t cost you any money and you even get free tea and coffee.

We have a varied and interesting task programme, even more so than in previous years. There is a very high demand for our work and so, in turn, we are extremely reliant on your help. Please, please help support our work to improve the local countryside. We are very reliant on the magnificent support we are so lucky to receive from our volunteers. Thank you so much!

Let us know what you think of our task programme and if you have any comments to make about working with the Project. We would also like to know when we get things right – so we can do more of it, and let us know when we could do better – so we know where to focus our efforts.

If you have any comments or articles you would like to contribute to the next issue of The Downlander, please send them to The Downlander Editor, c/o Downlands Countryside Management Project, Southeast Area Office, Surrey County Council, The Omnibus Building, Lesbourne Road, Reigate, Surrey, RH2 7JA.

Conservation Grazing/Old Surrey Downs Project: In addition to the practical tasks and events listed below, a new project has been set up with money from the Heritage Lottery Fund. This, the Old Surrey Downs Project, manages a conservation grazing programme on several important sites, including some fine chalk grassland Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). As anything to do with livestock management has by necessity to be flexible, we have not published the grazing task programme. However, should you be interested in assisting with conservation grazing, please do contact Project Officer Caroline Fitzgerald (01883-341140), who leads the Old Surrey Downs grazing and livestock management.

Downlands Project Task Programme

Autumn 2006

Dates Tasks
October
Tuesday 24th to Thursday 26th Autumn Pond Tasks – we will be moving around various ponds in the area
Sunday 29th Long Hill – more scrub control an a high value chalk grassland site
Tuesday 31st Autumn Pond Tasks – we will be moving around various ponds in the area
November
Wednesday 1st
Thursday 2nd
Autumn Pond Tasks – we will be moving around various ponds in the area
Sunday 5th Long Hill – more scrub control an a high value chalk grassland site

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Volunteers are advised to bring stout footwear, warm clothing, waterproofs, and a packed lunch. We supply tools, gloves, training, advice, fun and mugs of tea or coffee and biscuits.

Please note the Project will only pick up from Purley Station by arrangement at 9.45a.m, please be on time.  Ring the Depot 24 hours prior to task if you need a pick-up. 

You can contact the Project on 01737 737700, or 01883 341140 at Caterham Depot. The best time to contact the Depot is between 08.30-09.15 or 16.30 to 17.30. Both numbers have answer-phones.

Please do not hesitate to ring the Project if you have any queries regarding any of these tasks. The Project team are always friendly and helpful. We are often out of the office, but please leave a message. New volunteers – to ensure we expect you, please ring the Depot the day before. Thank you.

 

The Downlands Project staff and Sponsoring Partners express their grateful thanks to all volunteers for their magnificent work and fantastic contribution.

 
 

Contact details

Project Manager:  Alec Baxter-Brown
Project Officers:   Mike Cummings, Matt Field

Downlands Countryside Management Project, South East Area Office, Surrey County Council, The Omnibus Building, Lesbourne Road, Reigate, Surrey RH2 7JA

e-mail: alex.baxterbrown@surreycc.gov.uk
Telephone: 01737 737700

The Project is supported by

Surrey County Council, The London Borough of Sutton , Croydon Council, the City of London Corporation , Reigate and Banstead Borough Council, Tandridge District Council and English Nature

Surrey County Council
working in partnership
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