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Covid 19 update

At Wirral Countryside Volunteers (WCV) we need to ensure the safety and wellbeing of volunteers and organisers alike.

Continuing the need to protect each other from the risk of Covid infection, we would still ask everybody to take the following precautions:

Wirral Countryside Volunteer Events

WCV’s programme of events is the result of a group meeting which is usually held every three months. WCV do have the usual officers, a chairperson, an honorary secretary, a treasurer and a membership secretary; but all meetings are open to any members who wish to be present, and all are invited to play a part in deciding what we are taking on as tasks.

From its beginnings WCV have held weekend tasks; much more recently these weekend tasks have been supported and extended by the “Intrepid Midweekers”, who have their own programme of tasks (though this often links to the main programme).  Events are briefly described in the table below.

All events are fully assessed and the necessary Risk Assessments are completed and made available to all.  All events are supported by the required support mechanisms, First Aiders, etc

What to Bring

We are often asked, by volunteers, what to bring along to WCV events?  As a general rule, wear suitable clothing and footwear for working outdoors in all weathers.  Bring refreshments as well - drink and food for breaks and lunchtimes.

What's in it for you?  Fresh air, exercise, discover some new talents, learn some natural history, meet - and spend time - with like-minded people.


Event Description


Booking Link

Saturday 25 February

Start time: 09:30

Hedgelaying on Woodchurch Road, close to the gas pumping station.  Booking for this event is essential as places are limited

Landican Lane, Woodchurch Road end

Hedgelaying Landican Lane: EventBrite booking link

Sunday 12 March

Start time: 09:30

Final coppicing of the season, along with turf removal to create biodiverse grasslands

New Ferry Butterfly Park, Bebington

Coppicing and turf removal: EventBrite booking link

Tuesday 14 March

Start time: 09:30

Chipping the brash on the roadway

New Ferry Butterfly Park, Bebington

Chipping: EventBrite booking link

Sunday 16 April

Start time: 09:30

Site tidy-up and road/path clearance

New Ferry Butterfly Park, Bebington

NFBP Site tidy-up: EventBrite booking link

Saturday 22 April

Start time:09:30

Morning spring walk around the woods enjoying the spring flowers

Tom’s Paddock,Foxes Wood and Thornton Wood.  Meet by bridge over M53 on Thornton Common Road (Grid Ref: SJ328813)

2023 Spring walk: EventBrite booking link

Sunday 30 April

Start time: 09:30

Grand Opening Day, BBQ and Stalls

New Ferry Butterfly Park, Bebington

2023 NFBP Grand opening: EventBrite booking link

Thursday 11 May

Start time: 19:30

Tool maintenance and tree nursery nurturing

New Ferry Butterfly Park, Bebington

May tool Maintenance: EventBrite booking link

Saturday 13 May

Start time: 09:00

WCV stall at Cool Heswall, a fair raising environmental awareness - volunteers to help on the stall

Behind Heswall Hall and Library

Cool Heswall 2023: EventBrite booking link

Thursday 18 May

Start time: 19:30

Cutting the centre ride and hedge weeding followed by group meeting at the Seven Stars, Thornton Hough

Wirral Rugby Club car park, Thornton Common Road

Centre ride cutting, hedge weeding and group meeting: EventBrite booking link

Thursday 25 May

Start time: 19:30

Tree weeding and assisting developing hedgerow standards

Rough Shoots Wood, Landican Road, Thingwall Corner

Rough Shoots Wood tree weeding: EventBrite booking link

June 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th

Start time: 19:30

Balsam and pendulous sedge flowers removal to prevent further spread. Tackling bramble at Entrance Coppice

Meet by bridge over M53 on Thornton Common Road (Grid Ref: SJ328813)

Balsam removal: EventBrite booking link

Select the date/s you can attend

Last update: 13 Feb. 2023

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