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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

Sunday 24 July 2022

Start time: 09:30

Scything the grassland by BBQ, pond (AM) and Charlie’s field (PM)

New ferry Butterfly Park

Scything 24 July: Eventbrite booking Link

Thursday 28 July 2022

Start time: 09:30

Corporate event day:  Volunteers needed to support this event.  Tasks include:

1. Path clearance

2. Bramble  removal 4. Getting large water butts  in place

5. Putting in  Fencing a rail 

6. Compost  bin repairs

7. Restoring the plant  pot trailer container

New Ferry Butterfly Park

28th July Corporate Day: EventBrite booking link

Thursday 28 July 2022

Start time: 19:30

Hedge weeding along the recently laid hedge.

Brimstage Hall Orchard

Brimstage 28 July: Eventbrite booking Link

Saturday 27 August 2022

Start time: 09:30

Scything the ride and glade, hedge weeding, sanding and oiling the entrance gate

Thornton Common

Thornton Common 27 Aug: Eventbrite booking Link

Sunday 11 September 2022

Start time: 09:30

Scything BBQ grassland & creating access to sanctuary coppices.  4pm BBQ bring along a contribution to share.

New FerryButterfly Park

Scything and BBQ 11 Sept: Eventbrite booking Link

Saturday 17 September 2022

Start time: 09:30

Hedge laying just south of Eastham Ferry Hotel   

Eastham County Park

Hedgelaying 17 Sept: Eventbrite booking Link

Thursday 06 October 2022

Start time: 19:00

Group Meal  (19:00)

Group Meeting (20:00)

Group Social   (21:00)

John Masefield, Public House, New Ferry

Meeting and social 6 Oct: Eventbrite booking Link

Sunday 09 October 2022

Start time: 09:30

Scything acid grassland, coppicing & hedge laying

New ferry Butterfly Park

Scything, coppicing, hedgelaying 9 Oct: Eventbrite booking Link

Saturday 22 October 2022

Start time: 09:30

Sweet Chestnut Coppicing  

Eastham Country Park  

Coppicing 22 October: Eventbrite booking Link

Saturday 05 November 2022

Start time: 09:30

16th WCV Cheshire style free hedgelaying Training Day. When confirmed, please book Eventbrite or with Paul on jpl@liv.ac.uk

Venue to be confirmed

Eventbrite booking Link will be added once the venue has been confirmed

Sunday 13 November 2022

Start time: 09:30

Scything Charlie’s Field,

coppicing & hedge laying

New ferry Butterfly Park

Scything, coppicing, hedgelaying 13 Nov: Eventbrite booking Link

Last update: 16 July 2022

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