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Last updated 16/05/2018

Our programme

We meet every Wednesday from 10am to 1pm - please see our current programme (below) for dates and locations. Please also note the following:

  • We welcome new members, but currently our numbers are high, and we need to consider health and safety and make sure we bring enough tools etc. So If you are new to the group, please call Alison Hounslow on 07528 376399 before attending to get more information, or e-mail

  • Check online just before the session in case of last minute changes.

  • Wear old clothing suitable for the task and the weather, including thorn proof gloves, and sturdy shoes or boots, not trainers or sandals!

  • We usually have a tea break - please bring a mug!

  • Make sure that your tetanus inoculation is up to date.

  • Bring any medication that you may need.

  • Let us know if you are willing to car share.

  • Most sites are near public transport. For details of Southern Vectis services, go to

  • Sites with toilets are marked WC.


10am - 1pm

Session No.

Location - getting there and parking

Details of task - on a cycle path

OS Grid ref.

23 May  2018 735 Dickson's Copse, Newport. Access off cycle track at the bottom of Stag Lane.

Link to Streetmap for worksite.

This week we return to Dickson's Copse, looking lovely in its fresh spring finery by the way, to help with some access work. Possibly some messing with water and construction type things this week for those into such! Bus1 SZ503,914
30 May 736 Bodster Equine Assisted Learning CIC, Sandford Farm, Gore Lane, Shanklin Road, Sandford, Godshill PO38 3EX.

Link to Streetmap.

Earlier this month we got a soaking here working on the sensory garden. Today we return for a tidy up and to enjoy again the view of the Godshill valley. WC. Buses 2 and 3. SZ536,819
6 June 737 The Duver, Gaggan Edge and Priory Bay, St Helens. Park in the National Trust car park in the dune system, not the IWC car park on the sea wall.

Link to Streetmap for parking.

This will be our eleventh consecutive year of conducting a beach clean and litter pick in the Bay and Duver. Gaggan Edge was apparently so named because press gangs from nearby ships, who used to lie in wait to gag their victims, did so here. No press ganging today just us 'willing' volunteers! Bus 8. WC. SZ636,891
13 June 738

Yar Valley from Alverstone to Adgestone: please park at the Adgestone wetland site (Shanklin & Sandown Golf Club's unmade car park in Golf Links Road).

Please bring your own drink this week: cake provided courtesy of Island 2000.

Link to Streetmap for parking.

Himalayan Balsam pulling this week along the river, so we recommend long sleeves and trousers due to the nettles which seem to favour the same areas.

We will set off from Adgestone towards Alverstone along the cycle path, pulling Balsam as we go. The Yar valley is a lovely place to work.

20 June 739

Please note change of venue from printed programme:

Arreton Down, Downend, Newport. Park in car park at Downend.

Link to Streetmap for parking.

Very lovely downland reserve location. We are helping to control invasive weeds (ragwort and thistle) today. Bus 8. SZ533,874
27 June 740

IW Donkey Sanctuary, Lower Winstone Farm, St John's Road, Wroxall.

Link to Streetmap.

Himalayan Balsam pulling again this week along the river, so we recommend long sleeves and trousers due to the nettles which seem to favour the same areas. Bus 3. WC. SZ549,810