work party reminder 27/11/2016

By fosh_admin on Friday, November 25, 2016 - 23:25

What: We have not yet decided exactly what we will do, and it depends to some extent on the state of the ground. If there has been sufficient rain we might plant some whips that the Woodland Trust donated. Otherwise we will do more coppicing in the north-west zone and use the timber for path edging near the north-eastern corner or for dead hedging.

How: Relevant training will be given where necessary.

Safety: All volunteers must pay attention to the safety of themselves and others. A Risk Assessment will be prepared and will be available for inspection on the day. Please respect all decisions of the work party leader.

Other Useful Info:

· Please wear suitable gardening clothes and sturdy footwear. Covering arms and legs might be advisable to help avoid insect bites, ticks, stings, scratches, etc..  Also the use of insect repellent might be appropriate, particularly from spring through to early autumn.

· Also bring gardening gloves if you have them (although we have a supply if anyone needs them).

· We will supply appropriate tools, but if you do bring your own, please inspect them for safety.

· Bring drink and, depending on how long you intend staying, a packed lunch.

· Waterproofs / sun-cream would be useful to cover every weather eventuality!

· It is highly recommended that you ensure your tetanus vaccinations are up-to-date.

Please advise the leader of any pre-existing condition that should be taken into account in the event of a medical emergency during the work party.

Please: Let me know if you hope to attend, so that we can ensure an appropriate supply of tools.

Hopefully I will see as many of you as possible.

John Elwell (Work Party Coordinator)