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2020 Programme

5th January BBOWT Woolley Firs, Littlewick Green
We will be joining the Friends of Woolley Firs on their monthly work task.

Woolley Firs is in Cherry Garden Lane, Littlewick Green, Maidenhead, SL6 3LJ (the turning off the A4 just before the Shire Horse pub heading west). Go in the second entrance marked “No Entry” and park outside the workshop.

Map, OS SU 85137 79934

19th January Tinkers Copse, Bracknell
We will be making faggots and layering hazel at Tinkers Copse.

Turn off of Temple Way into Boltons Lane. Tinkers Copse is the first wood on the left. Park at the roadside.

OS: SU855702 postcode, RG42 4UA, Map

2nd February Ockwells Park and Thrift Wood, Maidenhead
Today WMCV WILL be planting alder and willow in an area between Little Thrift Wood and Great Thrift Wood (privately owned) to create a wildlife corridor between the two woods. Later in the year when it’s less wet we will probably have a joint task with Wild Maidenhead planting other tree species in the same area.

Be warned – it’s going to be very wet and muddy.

Ockwells Park is on Ockwells Road, Cox Green, Maidenhead.

I suggest that we meet by the gate where Thrift Lane (a bridleway) meets Ockwells Road here. Please do not block the gate.

The car park and cafe is here: Map, OS: SU 87845 78777, Postcode: SL6 3AA

We are working here in the area enclosed by a temporary deer fence. The second bridge across The Cut brings you close to it. The surface of Thrift Lane is firm although it does have several large puddles at the moment.

16th February CANCELLED
Cancelled due to Storm Dennis
1st March BBOWT Woolley Firs, Littlewick Green
We will be joining the Friends of Woolley Firs on their monthly work task. Today we will be planting a hedge and creating a raised vegetable bed in the new wildlife garden.

Woolley Firs is in Cherry Garden Lane, Littlewick Green, Maidenhead, SL6 3LJ (the turning off the A4 just before the Shire Horse pub heading west). Go in the second entrance marked “No Entry” and park outside the workshop.

Map, OS SU 85137 79934

15th March Stoke Common, Stoke Poges
We will be cutting back birch, etc. growing at the sides of the tracks at Stoke Common. Burnham Beeches and Stoke Common are managed by the City of London.

Park at the Pickeridge Farm entrance.

Map, OS SU987856, Post Code SL3 6HA

** DUE TO CORONAVIRUS ALL WMCV TASKS ARE CANCELLED FOR THE TIME BEING **
16th August Peacock Meadows, Bracknell
Ragwort pulling at Peacock Meadows.

Meet at Swift Fields car park, Jennetts Park, Bracknell, RG12 8DY

Map, OS SU845678

As numbers may be limited please contact Gill before coming either by replying to the pre-task email or using the email/mobile number shown on the Contact Us page.

30th August Ockwells Park and Thriftwood, Maidenhead
Ragwort pulling again, this time at Ockwells Park.

Ockwells Park is on Ockwells Road, Cox Green, Maidenhead.

Meet in the car park here: Map, OS: SU 87845 78777, Postcode: SL6 3AA

Please contact Gill before coming either by replying to the pre-task email or using the email/mobile number shown on the Contact Us page.

13th September Wykery Copse, Bracknell
We will be coppicing at Wykery Copse.

Wykery Copse is a 3.15 hectare ancient semi-natural woodland which contains a mixture of woodland types including wet ash-maple, valley and base-rich alder, and oak with birch and hazel.

Meet at the roadside entrance off Crutchley Wood (the name of the a road off Peacock Lane).

Map, OS SU 85205 68526, postcode RG12 8BZ.

Please contact Gill before coming either by replying to the pre-task email or using the email/mobile number shown on the Contact Us page.

27th September Bray Pit
Raking the meadow.

Bray Pit used to be managed by BBOWT. BBOWT volunteers are going to cut it for us this year and WMCV will rake off the mowings. This is to reduce the nutrients in the soil and encourage the masses of wild flowers which grow in the summer.

Bray Pit is sandwiched between Bray Sailing Lake and the M4.

The postcode for Bray Lake Watersports is SL6 2EB, but beware of using this with a satnav as some direct you through Bray Village and this route is not accessible for cars.

Map, OS SU909786

11th October Westmorland Park, Bracknell Forest Council
This is a joint task with BeC. We will be veteran tree weeding and mulching, hazel coppicing and vegetation management.

Meet at the car park at the end of Westmorland Drive off Harvest Ride.

Map, OS SU 88704 70745 Postcode RG42 3QP

25th October Braywick Nature Centre, Maidenhead
This is our annual visit to cut and rake up vegetation from around the pond and possibly to clear excess vegetation from the pond. The pond at Braywick Nature Centre is much used by school parties for pond dipping.

Braywick Nature Centre is off Hibbert Road near the Braywick roundabout.

Map, OS SU895796, post code SL6 1UU

8th November Westmorland Park, Bracknell Forest Council
Bracknell Forest Council’s interpretation of the rules for the lockdown 2 is that outdoor volunteer work is allowed, so today we WILL be working at Westmorland Park.

This is a joint task with BeC. We will be veteran tree weeding and mulching, hazel coppicing and vegetation management.

Meet at the car park at the end of Westmorland Drive off Harvest Ride.

Map, OS SU 88704 70745 Postcode RG42 3QP

22nd November Braywick Nature Centre, Maidenhead
Today we will continue working at the pond in Braywick Nature Centre. We will be clearing excess vegetation from the pond. The pond at Braywick Nature Centre is much used by school parties for pond dipping.

Braywick Nature Centre is off Hibbert Road near the Braywick roundabout.

Map, OS SU895796, post code SL6 1UU

6th December Braywick Nature Centre, Maidenhead
This is a change to the original programme. Today we will thinning and clearing the understory on the raised landfill area at Braywick Park. This is to encourage the growth of ground flora. We also have a few more plants for the margins of the new pond behind the new Leisure Centre.

Meet in the Braywick Nature Centre car park which is off Hibbert Road near the Braywick roundabout.

Map, OS SU895796, post code SL6 1UU

20th December *CANCELLED* Ockwells Park, Maidenhead
As RBWM has moved to COVID-19 Tier 3 the tree planting task at Ockwells Park has been cancelled.