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Last updated 20/05/2019

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.

For a printable PDF of this programme, please click here.


10am - 1pm

Session No.

Location - getting there and parking

Details of task - on a cycle path

OS Grid ref.

22 May 2019 785 Brading Down LNR, Brading Down Road, Brading.

Link to Streetmap for parking.

Always lovely to work on the Island's chalk downland, and Brading Down is the stretch we've helped manage the most for sure; I never tire of the beautiful location though. Today it's ragwort plus some other jobs> Buses 2/3 and a walk from Brading. SZ596,869
29 May 786 Morton Marsh end of Sandown Meadows; access via Copse End, Mortonbrook, Perowne Way, Sandown.

Link to Streetmap for access.

Meeting by the footbridge as usual, but we are  heading off to find some Himalayan Balsam this week. 'Hooray!' I hear you cry! Long sleeves recommended. Buses 2, 3 and 8.

5 June 787

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

Link to Streetmap for parking.

Himalayan Balsam pulling, so long sleeves and trousers recommended to protect yourself from any nettles in the vicinity. This will be the first HB pull of the season, we continue to work towards their removal from our waterways for the benefit of our native flora and fauna. Bus 22

12 June 788 Yarmouth Green, River Road, Yarmouth. Parking on the Green.

Link to Streetmap for parking.

Since 2014 we have planted a good number of tree whips along the hedge here on the Green, so today we'll be checking on those trees. We may be doing our litter pick of the area, and over to Norton Spit. Bus 7. SZ353,895