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Calendar of Events - July to October 2017

Meet up for projects on site at 10.00 a.m. except where stated. Please tell the leader in advance that you are coming so that they can plan tools and refreshments. The leader is also the person to phone if you want, or can offer, a lift to the site. Please cycle or walk to the site if possible.
Details in red are changes from the published programme.


The tables below give a quick overview of when events are happening - click on the month name in a table's header to jump to details of events happening during that month, or click on the date to jump straight to details of that event. Hover your mouse over the info icon to get brief pop-up info on the event.

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Colour key : Social Project Meeting Cancelled/moved Residential Project Multiple

November 2017
task Sunday 5th Pamber Forest Coppicing
We will be continuing the autumn/winter coppicing programme in Pamber Forest. Coppicing was a traditional practice of producing materials from underwood, usually Hazel. It creates a series of open spaces in different stages of growth and each stage is exploited by a range of different species. The high biodiversity value this creates ensures that this practice remains a priority of woodland conservation. BCV will be mimicking this practice by cutting the hazel, creating the odd habitat pile and burning the brash on a bonfire. Tea/Coffee, refreshments and biscuits will be provided by the leader. Please contact the leader and look out for their email advertising the task to find the details.
Leader on 01256 326828.
task Sunday 19th Hook Area Reserves Winter Work
We will be carrying out work on one of Hampshire Wildlife Trust’s diverse group of reserves to the east of Basingstoke. Depending on where we are needed we could be clearing scrub from chalk grassland, fen or heathland, cutting hazel coppice or maintaining fence-lines. Tea/Coffee, refreshments and biscuits will be provided by the leader. Please contact the leader and look out for their email advertising the task to find the details.
Leader on 07848 007947.
December 2017
task Sunday 3rd Abbotstone Down Scrub Clearance
Abbotstone Down is a small site of scrub & woodland with some excellent chalk grassland on an iron age hill fort managed by Hampshire County Council. Large scale tree removal works will be going on this winter and BCV will be helping with the accompanying scrub removal. Tea/Coffee, refreshments and biscuits will be provided by the leader. Please contact the leader and look out for their email advertising the task to find the details.
Leader on 07425 160394.
meet Tuesday 5th Committee Meeting
Committee meeting at Steve’s house to discuss how the programme is progressing. Start time is 8pm.
Leader on 07425 160394.
social Saturday 16th Dave's House Christmas get-together and quiz
A chance to meet up with other members of the group to share some buffet food and test your knowledge in a quiz. The venue will be Dave’s house, starting at 7pm. Leader on 01256 326828.
task Sunday 17th Pamber Forest Coppicing
The usual pre-Christmas event at Pamber Forest. We will be continuing the autumn/winter coppicing programme whilst sharing any festive goodies people wish to bring along. Tea/Coffee, refreshments and biscuits will be provided by the leader. Please contact the leader and look out for their email advertising the task to find the details.
Leader on 01189 700155.
January 2018
task Sunday 7th New Year's Walk
The traditional BCV opportunity to start working off some of those surplus pounds added over Christmas. The start time will probably be 10am, with a length of about 5-6 miles and pub lunch at or near the end. The exact location and meeting point will be provided nearer the time.
Leader on 01635 49304.
task Sunday 14th Pamber Forest Coppicing
We will be continuing the autumn/winter coppicing programme in Pamber Forest. The exact location in the Forest will be provided nearer the day. Tea/Coffee, refreshments and biscuits will be provided by the leader. Please contact the leader and look for their email with the task details beforehand.
Leader on 07767 822265.
social Saturday 20th Basingstoke Meal out
Banish the January blues by joining us for a meal out in Basingstoke. The venue and start time will be provided nearer the day. Look out for the email with details.
Contact 01635 268482.
task Saturday 28th Cliddesden Churchyard Winter Management
After a successful visit last spring, we are returning to help with the management of this churchyard which has a sufficiently diverse grasland flora to be rated a Site of Importance for Nature Conservation (SINC) by Hampshire County Council. Once again we will help complete the grass cutting, carry out some selective scrub removal and continue to consolidate the (rather large) compost heap . Tea/Coffee, refreshments and biscuits will be provided by the leader. Please contact the leader and look for their email with the task details beforehand.
Contact 07971 036166.
February 2018
meet Tuesday 6th Committee Meeting
Committee meeting at the Red Lion pub, Mortimer West end to discuss the next programme. Meeting time is 8pm. Leader on 01189 700155.
task Sunday 11th Millfield, Old Basing Scrub Clearance
Millfield is a local nature reserve of remarkable diversity situated between Old Basing and Chineham. The habitat ranges from fen and damp woodland nearest the Loddon, through to chalk grassland on the higher northern edge. We will be returning to help with their constant winter battle against the encroaching scrub. Tea/Coffee, refreshments and biscuits will be provided by the leader. Please contact the leader and look for their email with the task details beforehand.
Leader on 01635 268482.
social Sunday 18th Birdwatching
This will probably involve a visit to one of the many good birding locations along the Solent shore. We expect to be out most of the day and will be taking a packed lunch. Look out for the email the week before for final details of location etc. Contact on 07425 160394.
task Sunday 25th Pamber Forest Coppicing
We will be continuing the autumn/winter coppicing programme in Pamber Forest. The exact location in the Forest will be provided nearer the day. Tea/Coffee, refreshments and biscuits will be provided by the leader. Please contact the leader and look for their email with the task details beforehand. Contact on 01635 49304.
March 2018 onwards
Basingstoke Conservation Volunteers
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