Burrard Neale Monument: Volunteers’ Weekend, Saturday 3rd / Sunday 4th January 2015

IMG_0921The project management will be holding its first ‘Volunteers’ Weekend’ at the Walhampton site over the weekend 3rd/4th January. All adults are welcome to join in and shed a few Christmas calories in the interests of improving the appearance of the Monument’s surroundings!

The very-experienced ‘Hampshire Conservation Volunteers‘ are visiting for the weekend and ‘locals’ are invited to work alongside them. Find out more below


Where
The Walhampton site, between Undershore Road and Monument Lane. Postcode SO41 5SE
When
By 10:00am at the Monument, either or both days, Saturday 3rd / Sunday 4th January. Please be certain to sign-in each morning and sign-out at night – in return for which you will be covered by the HCV’s Insurance policy.

Car Parking

– Is severely restricted and we don’t want to inconvenience neighbours – so please park at:

the Walhampton Golf Course SO41 5SH – continue south past the Waggon & Horses (on the left) and Ferry Terminal (on the right) and Monument Lane (on the left) … and the entrance to the Golf Course is next on the left, almost opposite Elmers Court. Proceed to the top of the field and exit the car park via the ‘Solent Way‘ footpath, to reach the Monument. Volunteers are welcome to use the Golf Club’s toilets.
or
the Waggon & Horses, Undershore Road, SO41 5SB. The pub – only a short distance beyond the lower entrance to the site – will be open from 10 o’clock each day for the sale of hot and cold drinks and food. The management has kindly offered the use of the pub’s toilets. In return, please patronise the pub – during the weekend and subsequently

The Work
– will principally entail clearing scrub, cutting up felled branches and possibly feeding bonfires – i.e. generally tidying up the site
Clothing
It will be mid-winter and parts of the site are muddy. You are recommended to wear warm clothing, Wellington or other heavy boots and gardening gloves. If you have a hi-viz jacket and/or hard hat, bring them – although they are not essential.
Tools
Some tools are available to be borrowed from the HCV but, if you have them, please bring a saw, loppers and a fork, spade/shovel and/or rake.
Refreshments
Please bring your own food and drink – unless you choose to rely on the Waggon & Horses.
Any Questions?
Please contact Peter Stone of the ‘Burrard Neale 250′ project, on 01590 672673 / 07905 449311 or at peter.chris.stone@gmail.com
We look forward to seeing you at the Walhampton Monument site!

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