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Last updated 14/03/2018

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 sturdy shoes or boots, not trainers or sandals!

  • 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.

21 March 2018 727 Cockleton Meadow (old Gurnard Primary School). Parking in Hilton Road, and access via Cockleton Lane, Gurnard.

Link to Streetmap.

Martin and his Cowes gang have invited us back to play. There will, as always, be a variety to tasks to keep us entertained. Among other things, there will be  some gentle inner hedge trimming, and some privet clearance with a bonfire. Emptying the storage unit once the matting is out and laid, 'building' units out of pallets for tool storage, and reorganising the unit. And, for those who are good at camping, sorting out gazebos for use in the summer! Bus 32. SZ478,949
28 March 728 The Red Squirrel Dell, Recreation Ground, Pell Lane, Ryde.

Link to Streetmap.

We shall try again, as the last booking here in February was snowed off! Would you believe it has been five years though! But we're back and there are various things lined up - fencing, possibly planting, and some general tidying. Bus 37. SZ580,918
4 April 729 West Wight Sports Centre, Moa Place, Freshwater. Parking in nearby roads recommended.

Link to Streetmap.

We are pleased to continue our support to this highly valued Sports and Community Centre in Freshwater. We created the front shrub border many years ago. WC. Bus 7 and 12. SZ337,870
11 April 730 Martin's Wood aka 'Bee Fields', Newchurch Rec. Ground, School Close, Newchurch. Park in car park opposite school.

Link to Streetmap for parking.

A return this week to a tremendous site for Hymenoptera (bees, solitary wasps etc), where we've been exposing new cleared ground for them to burrow to lay their eggs. We have been doing this now for several years; it's always rewarding. Bus 22. SZ562,854