Current Programme

POUND COPSE, Arborfield 2 January 2022

Task: TBA

Leader: Richard Coles 0118 976 0580

Meet at: 10:15 at Grid Reference SU751673. Follow the A327 south from Reading / Shinfield. Half a mile after crossing the River Loddon turn right into Greensward lane opposite the signpost to Swallowfield. Pound Copse is 100m on the right. http://www.streetmap.co.uk/map.srf?X=475085&Y=167342&A=Y&Z=120

Userbody: Arborfield Parish Council

CIRCLE HILL, Crowthorne 9 January 2022

Task: Removing old tree guards and clearing the footpaths round the site.

Leader: David

Meet at: 10:15 at the site (Grid Ref SU842643). As you come into Crowthorne from Bracknell on the B3348, go straight across the first roundabout. Take the second turning on the right into Pinewood Avenue. Circle Hill is just down here on the right, with Walter Recreation Ground on the left just past Travis Perkins. Please park considerately.

http://www.streetmap.co.uk/map.srf?X=484192&Y=164315&A=Y&Z=115

Userbody: Crowthorne Parish Council.

FOX HILL WOODS, Woosehill 16th January 2022

Task: TBC

Leader: TBC

Meet at: 10:15 at Grid Reference SU791684. Enter the Woosehill estate from the roundabout on the A329 Reading Road between the M4 bridge and Wokingham town centre. Go down the Woosehill Spine Road. Dorset Way is (about) the fourth turning on the left. (If you come to another roundabout, you've come too far.) Park considerately on the roadside at the meeting point just past Kesteven Way. http://streetmap.co.uk/map?X=479168&Y=168489&A=Y&Z=115

Userbody: Wokingham District Council

POUND COPSE, Arborfield 23 January 2022

Task: TBA

Leader: Richard Coles 0118 976 0580

Meet at: 10:15 at Grid Reference SU751673. Follow the A327 south from Reading / Shinfield. Half a mile after crossing the River Loddon turn right into Greensward lane opposite the signpost to Swallowfield. Pound Copse is 100m on the right. http://www.streetmap.co.uk/map.srf?X=475085&Y=167342&A=Y&Z=120

Userbody: Arborfield Parish Council

RUSHALL FARM, Bradfield 30 January 2022

Task: TBA

Leader: David

Meet at 10-15am at the site. The entrance to Rushall Farm is on Back Lane, between Bradfield and Stanford Dingley. Parking is up the drive past the buildings. We will probably be working in the woods further up the track on the left. https://streetmap.co.uk/map.srf?X=458375&Y=172404&A=Y&Z=115

Userbody: Rushall Farm

POUND COPSE, Arborfield 7 February 2022

Task: TBA

Leader: Richard Coles 0118 976 0580

Meet at: 10:15 at Grid Reference SU751673. Follow the A327 south from Reading / Shinfield. Half a mile after crossing the River Loddon turn right into Greensward lane opposite the signpost to Swallowfield. Pound Copse is 100m on the right. http://www.streetmap.co.uk/map.srf?X=475085&Y=167342&A=Y&Z=120

Userbody: Arborfield Parish Council

FOX HILL WOODS, Woosehill 13th February 2022

Task: TBC

Leader: TBC

Meet at: 10:15 at Grid Reference SU791684. Enter the Woosehill estate from the roundabout on the A329 Reading Road between the M4 bridge and Wokingham town centre. Go down the Woosehill Spine Road. Dorset Way is (about) the fourth turning on the left. (If you come to another roundabout, you've come too far.) Park considerately on the roadside at the meeting point just past Kesteven Way. http://streetmap.co.uk/map?X=479168&Y=168489&A=Y&Z=115

Userbody: Wokingham District Council

RUSHALL FARM, Bradfield 13 March 2022

Task: Clearing a fallen tree & bonfire.

Leader: David

Meet at 10-15am at the site. The entrance to Rushall Farm is on Back Lane, between Bradfield and Stanford Dingley. Parking is up the drive past the buildings. https://streetmap.co.uk/map.srf?X=458375&Y=172404&A=Y&Z=115

Userbody: Rushall Farm

FOX HILL WOODS, Woosehill 20 March 2022

Task: Variety task - Rhody bashing, dead hedging, and clearing a couple of fallen trees.

Leader: David

Meet at: 10:15 at Grid Reference SU791684. Enter the Woosehill estate from the roundabout on the A329 Reading Road between the M4 bridge and Wokingham town centre. Go down the Woosehill Spine Road. Dorset Way is (about) the fourth turning on the left. (If you come to another roundabout, you've come too far.) Park considerately on the roadside at the meeting point just past Kesteven Way. http://streetmap.co.uk/map?X=479168&Y=168489&A=Y&Z=115

Userbody: Wokingham District Council

POUND COPSE, Arborfield 27 March 2022

Task: Coppicing

Leader: Richard Coles 0118 976 0580

Meet at: 10:15 at Grid Reference SU751673. Follow the A327 south from Reading / Shinfield. Half a mile after crossing the River Loddon turn right into Greensward lane opposite the signpost to Swallowfield. Pound Copse is 100m on the right. http://www.streetmap.co.uk/map.srf?X=475085&Y=167342&A=Y&Z=120

Userbody: Arborfield Parish Council

RUSHALL FARM, Bradfield 3 April2022

Task: TBC

Leader: David

Meet at 10-15am at the site. The entrance to Rushall Farm is on Back Lane, between Bradfield and Stanford Dingley. Parking is up the drive past the buildings. https://streetmap.co.uk/map.srf?X=458375&Y=172404&A=Y&Z=115

Userbody: Rushall Farm

FOX HILL WOODS, Woosehill 10 April 2022

Task: Rhody bashing & footpath work.

Leader: TBC

Meet at: 10:15 at Grid Reference SU791684. Enter the Woosehill estate from the roundabout on the A329 Reading Road between the M4 bridge and Wokingham town centre. Go down the Woosehill Spine Road. Dorset Way is (about) the fourth turning on the left. (If you come to another roundabout, you've come too far.) Park considerately on the roadside at the meeting point just past Kesteven Way. http://streetmap.co.uk/map?X=479168&Y=168489&A=Y&Z=115

Userbody: Wokingham District Council

POUND COPSE, Arborfield 17 April 2022

Task: TBC

Leader: Richard Coles 0118 976 0580

Meet at: 10:15 at Grid Reference SU751673. Follow the A327 south from Reading / Shinfield. Half a mile after crossing the River Loddon turn right into Greensward lane opposite the signpost to Swallowfield. Pound Copse is 100m on the right. http://www.streetmap.co.uk/map.srf?X=475085&Y=167342&A=Y&Z=120

Userbody: Arborfield Parish Council

POUND COPSE, Arborfield 24 April 2022

Task: Woodchipping the footpath.

Leader: Richard Coles 0118 976 0580

Meet at: 10:15 at Grid Reference SU751673. Follow the A327 south from Reading / Shinfield. Half a mile after crossing the River Loddon turn right into Greensward lane opposite the signpost to Swallowfield. Pound Copse is 100m on the right. http://www.streetmap.co.uk/map.srf?X=475085&Y=167342&A=Y&Z=120

Userbody: Arborfield Parish Council

POUND COPSE, Arborfield 1 May 2022

Task: Woodchipping the footpath.

Leader: Richard Coles 0118 976 0580

Meet at: 10:15 at Grid Reference SU751673. Follow the A327 south from Reading / Shinfield. Half a mile after crossing the River Loddon turn right into Greensward lane opposite the signpost to Swallowfield. Pound Copse is 100m on the right. http://www.streetmap.co.uk/map.srf?X=475085&Y=167342&A=Y&Z=120

Userbody: Arborfield Parish Council

KEEPHATCH MEADOWS, Wokingham 8 May 2022

Task: Tree guard removal. Note: If you have a pair of secateurs that may help with the removal, although most should be the spiral type.

Leader: Richard Coles 0118 976 0580

Meet at: 10:15 at Grid Reference SU829696. From the Coppid Beech roundabout on the A329(M) head towards Wokingham. At the second set of traffic lights turn right into Oak Avenue. At the next roundabout turn right onto Binfield Road. Go over the motorway bridge, and the car park is on the right in about 100m. http://www.streetmap.co.uk/map?X=483052&Y=169288&A=Y&Z=115&ax=482975&ay=169621

Userbody: Wokingham Borough Council

TBC 15 May

TBC 22 May

CALIFORNIA COUNTRY PARK, Finchampstead, 29 May 2022

Task: Bamboo removal.

Leader: TBC

Meet at: 10:15 at Grid Reference SU785650. The entrance to the country park is signposted near the western end of Nine Mile Ride in Finchampstead. http://streetmap.co.uk/map?X=478512&Y=165060&A=Y&Z=115

Userbody: Wokingham Borough Council

TBC 5 Jun

TBC 12 Jun

PEACOCK MEADOWS, Bracknell, 19 June 2022

Task: TBC.

Leader: TBC

Meet at: 10:15 at Grid Reference SU845678. The car park is at the end of Swift Fields in Jennets Park, Bracknell. http://streetmap.co.uk/map?X=484504&Y=167827&A=Y&Z=115

Userbody: Bracknell Forest Council

TBC 26 June

TBC 3 July

DINTON PASTURES COUNTRY PARK, Hurst, 10 July 2022

Task: Himalayan Balsam removal.

Leader: TBC

Meet at: 10:15 at Grid Reference SU784718. The entrance to the country park is signposted on Davis Street, Hurst, just north of the bridge over the motorway. http://streetmap.co.uk/map?X=478451&Y=171829&A=Y&Z=115

Userbody: Wokingham Borough Council

FROST FOLLY, Warfield, 17 July 2022

Task: TBC.

Leader: TBC

Meet at: 10:15 at Grid Reference SU872726. Head north out of Bracknell towards Maidenhead. Just past the Moss End Garden Centre turn right opposite the Shepherds House pub (signposted Frost Folly). Bear right at the next junction and the carpark is then on your left. http://streetmap.co.uk/map?X=487299&Y=172617&A=Y&Z=115

Userbody: Bracknell Forest Council

TBC 24 July

TBC 31 July


Virus precautions:

If you are not feeling well, please do not come out on task.

Tea, Coffee and Biscuits will not be provided. Please bring your own drinks & refreshments.

Tools: please bring whatever of your own tools you have, else BeC tools will be quarantined ready for use.

Keep a 2 metre minimum social distance from other volunteers and passing members of the public.

Restrictions will probably be imposed on the number of people who can work together (Rule of six).

Government rules are liable to change at short notice, and may impact on how our activities happen on site. Be prepared to comply with any rules imposed.

For further details contact Richard on 0118 976 0580 (evenings best). or on task days mobile 0784 9693 179.