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Future Events

Please book on with Karen Minett unless shown otherwise

June Location Grid Ref
Activity Info
2 Ovington Water Meadows
Itchen Stoke Mill, Ovington,
near Alresford
SO24 0RA
6.30pm. An evening walk around our most visited site, with absolutely no digging! A stroll
4 Hook Common
King George V playing fields
A287, near Hook
RG27 9JJ
Scrub clearance, Sunday only
10 Hacketts Marsh
High Street, Bursledon
SO31 8DL
Fence removal
13 Shawford Parish Hall
Pearson Lane, Shawford
SO21 2AA
7.15pm for 8pm. Annual General Meeting, starting with refreshments, possibly followed by a visit to the Bridge Inn. AGMAGM
17,18 Hockley Meadows Farm
SO21 1PJ
Fencing at this newly acquired reserve
21 Hill Head
Car park west of
Titchfield Haven N.R.
PO14 4HJ
6.30pm. Midsummer stroll, picnic and watch the sunset. A stroll
25 Foxbury
West Wellow
Blackhill Road car park
SO51 6AQ
Tree maintenance.

Please book on with Karen Minett unless shown otherwise

July Location Grid Ref
Activity Info
1 Ferneham Hall, Osborne Road
PO16 7DB
10am - 2pm. Community Showcase. Volunteering opportunities, stalls and various activities. publicity
1,2 Hockley Meadows Farm
SO21 1PJ
We will continue fencing at this newly acquired reserve
8 Hayling Island
Car park near Applegreen petrol station
Hayling Island
PO11 0LP
Ragwort control
16 St. Andrews Church, Chilcomb
SO21 1HR
Cutting and raking in the churchyard
22 Magdalen Hill Down
Car park near cemetery
near Winchester
SO21 1HE
Ragwort control
30 Deacon Hill
Chilcomb, near Winchester
Barn off lane to church
SO21 1HR
Scrub clearance: a targeted summer cut

Please book on with Karen Minett unless shown otherwise

August Location Grid Ref
Activity Info
5,6 Bartley Heath South
off Hook Road, Greywell
RG27 9AB
Post and rail fencing and gates Optional residential
12 Hayling Island
Car park near Applegreen petrol station
Hayling Island
PO11 0LP
Ragwort control
19,20 Q.E. Country Park
Next to A3, near Petersfield
South Downs Show. Assistance is required to cover this two day event. a publicity event

Most sites have a link for more details and directions.
Tasks may be on a Saturday or Sunday, or both, starting at 10am, and generally finishing at about 4pm.

Booking on

Please book on, stating:

She will book you onto the task and try to arrange a lift if you need one. Please try to book on, preferably by email, by the previous Thursday evening, as this helps us to run tasks efficiently. If necessary call Karen on 01256 211271.

Tasks sometimes change or are cancelled at short notice, so please check on the details when you book on. You can turn up without booking on, but it's a bit risky. If you would like more information, please call one of our regional contacts on the Home Page.

How to find us


The easiest way is to go to the site description page and use the link to Ordnance Survey OpenSpace maps. The meeting place should be at the pointy end of the yellow HCV flag. If you want to find other sites on the same map, refer to the grid reference display in the top right corner. Resolution is 6 digits (100m), increasing to 8 digits (10m) for larger scales.
OS Grid References shown above have two letters (usually SU for a place in Hampshire) and six numbers. You can use this in Streetmap or Ordnance Survey's Get-a-map by copying the grid reference into the search box. Streetmap is also useful for getting the nearest postcode by clicking on its coordinate converter. Note that Bing Maps (formerly Multimap) doesn't handle grid references.

Post codes are not a good means of navigation!

In most cases it is possible to give a postcode for use with a satnav, but experience shows that you will probably need to engage brain, read the instructions and look at a map as well! A postcode in italics is the nearest one found, and should be regarded as a rough guide only. Post codes were introduced to help with the automation of sorting mail. They were never intended to be a means of navigation to a car park in the New Forest.

Look out for our yellow signs. The actual work site is hardly ever at the meeting place, so try not to be late!


Support our village halls and struggling pubs by coming on a "resi"!

Residentials are usually at a village hall (VH) and are entirely optional. You can come for one day or both. See Essential Information for more details.

Changes to the programme shown in the newsletter are shown here in purple.

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Social events, in red, offer the chance to indulge in our favourite activities of eating, drinking, walking or grockling without the inconvenience of doing a task at the same time!


Publicity events are just that, hopefully ones which will attract potential members and keep our name in the spotlight. We normally have our display boards, a selection of fearsome and obscure tools, lots of leaflets and Froggie our mascot, if he's allowed out. Your assistance is welcome.