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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.  We have been following the Government's guidelines throughout the pandemic.  Currently, for events which will be hosted by the group, attendee numbers will be limited in line with Government guidelines and will only be available to WCV members.  For each event a full Covid Risk Assessment is completed and circulated to all participants.


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?  All events have their own requirements, what you will need to bring, will be included in the detail of the event.


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


October 2021

6th, 13th, 20th and 27th

Start time 09:30

Hedge laying on Park Fields, Parkgate

In a joint initiative between the Friends of Park Fields, the Cheshire West and Chester ranger service and Wirral Countryside Volunteers, we are able to offer to anyone interested the chance to try their hand at hedge laying. Under the expert guidance of our volunteers they can learn the basics of this traditional craft.


Participants should wear clothing suitable for outdoor work, and if possible footwear with steel toecaps. All tools needed will be provided.


Use the EventBrite link on the right to book a place on date or dates of your choice



Hedgelaying at Park Felds in October:  Eventbrite booking Link

October 2021

30th & 31st

Start time: 09:30

Sweet Chestnut coppicing weekend

Eastham Country Park

Coppicing at Eastham Country Park: EventBrite booking Link

November 2021

3rd and 10th

Start Time: 09:30

Hedge laying on Park Fields, Parkgate

In a joint initiative between the Friends of Park Fields, the Cheshire West and Chester ranger service and Wirral Countryside Volunteers, we are able to offer to anyone interested the chance to try their hand at hedge laying. Under the expert guidance of our volunteers they can learn the basics of this traditional craft.


Participants should wear clothing suitable for outdoor work, and if possible footwear with steel toecaps. All tools needed will be provided.


Use the EventBrite link on the right to book a place on date or dates of your choice

Hedgelaying at Park Fields in November: EventBrite Booking link

November 6th 2021

Start time: 09:30

Beginners Hedge Laying

Willaston / Hooton

Beginners hedge laying: EventBrite Booking link

November 11th 2021

Meal: 18:30

Meeting: 19:30

Group Meal & meeting

John Masefield, New Ferry

Group meal and meeting: EventBrite booking link

November 14th 2021

Start time 09:30

Scything acid grassland to benefit Small Copper butterflies

New Ferry Butterfly Park

Acid grassland scything: EventBrite Booking link

November 27th 2021

Start time: 09:30

Gapping up a hedge by planting

Willaston / Hooton

Hedge Planting: EventBrite Booking link

December 2021

4th & 5th

Start time: 09:30

Hedge laying weekend - lunch and refreshments provided

Pulford, Cheshire/Welsh border

Hedge Laying weekend: EventBrite Booking link

December 11th 2021

Start time: 19:30

Pot Luck Christmas Buffet

Bebington

Christmas Buffet: EventBrite Booking link

December 12th 2021

Start time: 09:30

Completion of scything regime, hedge laying and trimming

New Ferry Butterfly Park

Completion of scything: EventBrite booking link

  Due to on-going Covid 19 restrictions all events must be pre-booked. To facilitate pre-booking for our events WCV is using EventBright to manage ticket bookings. Links to EventBrite booking are next to the event detail.   Many thanks for your cooperation.

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