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Last updated 20/02/2018

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.

4 July  2018 741 Watershoot Bay, Sandrock Road, St Catherine's Road, Niton, Ventnor. Meet at Knowles Farm. Parking along the main St Catherine's Road please - take care on the fairly steep road down and back on foot.

Link to Streetmap for worksite.

This is our eleventh beach clean here where we do our bit to improve things for wildlife around our coast. We've collected and surveyed a huge amount of rubbish, flotsam and jetsam deposited on this beach and reported findings to MCS. This is done to help campaign for cleaner seas. Please wear stout footwear and protect yourself with the right clothing - sun/rain/wind or whatever we have on the day. Bus 6. SZ493,754
11 July 742 Opposite Barncourt Farm, Red Hill Lane, Wroxall. Parking in field opposite farm.

Link to Streetmap for parking.

Himalayan Balsam pulling this week along this river, so we recommend long sleeves and trousers to help protect from the stinging nettles which seem to favour the same areas. Bus 3. SZ544.806
18 July 743 Dickson's Copse, Newport. Access off cycle track at the bottom of Stag Lane.

Link to Streetmap for worksite.

Join us in the lovely dappled shade of Dickson's Copse to further improve the access around this beautiful woodland. Bus1 SZ503,914
25 July 744

Lynch Copse, Parsonage Farm - access via Martin's Wood, aka 'Bee Fields' (the access gate for Lynch Copse is at the far corner). Parking in School Close, Newchurch (opposite school).

Link to Streetmap for parking.

Himalayan Balsam pulling this week - the last session of the year!  We recommend long sleeves and trousers due to the nettles which seem to favour the same areas. SZ562,854
1 August 745 Arreton Down SSSI, Downend Road, Downend, near Newport. Parking: please use the parking area to the left, at the entrance to Downend chalk pit.

Link to Streetmap for parking.

We were here pulling ragwort back in June, however today we undertake some light scrub control in order to maintain the wonderful chalk grasslands. We're here in the height of the butterfly season; look out for the Chalk Hill Blues! Bus 8. SZ532,873
8 August 746 The Riverside, Newport Quay, Quay Street, Newport.

Link to Streetmap.

A return to The Riverside this week after a couple of years. We'll be working around the centre's gardens - clearing and doing some planting up. SZ502.894