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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.


Date

Event Description

Location

Booking Link

Wednesday 30 November

Start time: 09:30

Hedgelaying - a follow on from previous work at this venue

Grange Park, West Kirby. More details on EventBrite

Grange Community Park Hedgelaying - EventBrite booking link

Saturday 03 December

Start time: 09:30

Foot bridge removal, tidy up of Heavy Oak Coppice and extending into a new coppice area

Thornton Wood.  Meeting on bridge over M53 on Thornton Common Road

Foot Bridge and Heavy Oak: EventBrite booking link

Saturday 10 December

Start time: 19:30

Pot Luck Christmas Buffet, please bring along a contribution

Please book with Paul via:

jpl@liv.ac.uk


Sunday 11 December

Start time: 09:30

Bramble removal and Blackthorn clearance, embankment coppicing, turf removal and hedgelaying

New Ferry Butterfly Park

December Work day at NFBP: EventBrite booking Link

Tuesday 27 December

 and

 Wednesday 28 December

Start times: 09:30

Hedgelaying, Willow Removal Oak crown lifting and Oak pollarding

Thornton Common.  Meet at Wirral Rugby Club Car Park, Thornton Common Road

Select your date/s from EventBrite booking

Thornton Common work day: EventBrite booking link

Sunday 08 January 2023

Start time: 09:30

Bramble removal and Blackthorn clearance, embankment coppicing, turf removal and hedgelaying

New Ferry Butterfly Park

January 2023 Work day at NFBP: EventBrite booking Link

Saturday 21 January 2023

Start time: 09:30

Starting a Hazel coppice, new coupe “Entrance Coppice”

Thornton Wood.  Meeting on bridge over M53 on Thornton Common Road

New Hazel Coppice: EventBrite booking link

Monday 23 January 2023

Start time: 19:30

37th Annual General Meeting and slide show

Windsor Close Community Centre, Windsor Close, New Ferry.  CH62 5BZ

37th AGM 2023: EventBrite booking Link

Saturday 4 February

Start time: 09:30

17th WCV Cheshire Style free hedgelaying training day.  Book via the EventBrite link or directly with Paul via jpl@liv.ac.uk

Wood Farm, Cuckoo Lane, Little Neston

Free hedgelaying Training: EventBrite booking link

Thursday 9 February

Start time: 19:00 (meal) 20:00 (meeting)

Group meal and general meeting

John Masefield public house, Old Chester Road, New Ferry

Feb group meeting: EventBrite booking link

Sunday 12 February

Start time: 09:30

Bramble removal and Blackthorn clearance, embankment coppicing, turf removal and hedgelaying

New Ferry Butterfly Park

February 2023 Work day at NFBP: EventBrite booking Link

Last update: 23 Nov. 2022

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