Horsell Common Preservation Society

A member of the Surrey Heath, Runnymede, Surrey, Woking and Horsell communities

About Horsell Common Preservation Society

Horsell Common Preservation Society (HCPS) own and manage areas of common land with public access including Horsell Common, Heather Farm, Pyrford Common, Littlewick Common, Woodham Common and various parcels of adjacent land. HCPS is a charity run by volunteer trustees who along with two employees Paul Rimmer - Estate Manager and Rachel Woodman - Senior Ranger are responsible for maintaining approximately 80% of Woking's open spaces, which provide vital environmental benefits for the Borough.

HCPS rely upon the time and efforts of public and corporate volunteers to assist with regular common land maintenance and for special projects including building of easy access paths.

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Volunteer Tuesday 28th September 2021

Dear Volunteer

If you have 2-3 hours free on Tuesday 28th September, that would be much appreciated.

We will continue with essential work removing Silver Birch and Scots Pine scrub from the grasslands on Horsell Common.

I will email you the meeting point and more information on booking.

CV19 rules apply.

Please book in: rupert.millican@horsellcommon.org.uk.

Dates are subject to change and are weather-dependent.

For more information, or to check for cancellations if the weather is heavy rain or strong winds, email rupert.millican@horsellcommon.org.uk, call 01483 766189, or text 07701 366520.

Due to CV19 Risk Assessments, please bring all your own refreshments including drinking water.

Min age is 16 years, DofE participants are welcome from 14 years, but a parent/guardian must supervise.

Please bring plenty of waterproof layers, gardening-type gloves, and sturdy footwear. Also plenty of drinking water!

I look forward to hearing back from you, and to seeing you in the grasslands on Tuesday. We may finish early depending on how quick we work, and how long the tea break takes.

Ranger Rupert
When
28 Sep 2021 at 10:00am
until 28 Sep 2021 at 1:00pm

Volunteer Tuesday 21st September 2021

Dear Volunteer

If you have 2-3 hours free on Tuesday 21st September, that would be much appreciated.

We will continue with essential work removing Silver Birch and Scots Pine scrub from the grasslands on Horsell Common.

I will email you the meeting point and more information on booking.

CV19 rules apply.

Please book in: rupert.millican@horsellcommon.org.uk.

Dates are subject to change and are weather-dependent.

For more information, or to check for cancellations if the weather is heavy rain or strong winds, email rupert.millican@horsellcommon.org.uk, call 01483 766189, or text 07701 366520.

Due to CV19 Risk Assessments, please bring all your own refreshments including drinking water.

Min age is 16 years, DofE participants are welcome from 14 years, but a parent/guardian must supervise.

Please bring plenty of waterproof layers, gardening-type gloves, and sturdy footwear. Also plenty of drinking water!

I look forward to hearing back from you, and to seeing you in the grasslands on Tuesday. We may finish early depending on how quick we work, and how long the tea break takes.

Ranger Rupert
When
21 Sep 2021 at 10:00am
until 21 Sep 2021 at 1:00pm

Volunteer Sunday 19th September 2021

Dear Volunteer

If you have 2-3 hours free on Sunday 19th September, that would be much appreciated.

We will be doing essential work removing Silver Birch and Scots Pine scrub from the grasslands to the West of Horsell Common Road, not far from Heather Farm.

I will email you the meeting point and more information on booking.

CV19 rules apply.

Please book in: rupert.millican@horsellcommon.org.uk.

Dates are subject to change and are weather-dependent.

For more information, or to check for cancellations if the weather is heavy rain or strong winds, email rupert.millican@horsellcommon.org.uk, call 01483 766189, or text 07701 366520.

Due to CV19 Risk Assessments, please bring all your own refreshments including drinking water.

Min age is 16 years, DofE participants are welcome from 14 years, but a parent/guardian must supervise.

Please bring plenty of waterproof layers, gardening-type gloves, and sturdy footwear. Also plenty of drinking water!

I look forward to hearing back from you, and to seeing you in the grasslands on Sunday. We may finish early depending on how quick we work, and how long the tea break takes.

Ranger Rupert
When
19 Sep 2021 at 10:00am
until 19 Sep 2021 at 1:00pm

Volunteer Tuesday 14th September 2021

Dear Volunteer

If you have 2-3 hours free on Tuesday 14th September, that would be much appreciated.

We will continue with essential work removing willow from the wetland at Heather Farm.

I will email you the meeting point and more information on booking.

CV19 rules apply.

Please book in: rupert.millican@horsellcommon.org.uk.

Dates are subject to change and are weather-dependent.

For more information, or to check for cancellations if the weather is heavy rain or strong winds, email rupert.millican@horsellcommon.org.uk, call 01483 766189, or text 07701 366520.

Due to CV19 Risk Assessments, please bring all your own refreshments including drinking water.

Min age is 16 years, DofE participants are welcome from 14 years, but a parent/guardian must supervise.

Please bring plenty of waterproof layers, gardening-type gloves, and sturdy footwear. Also plenty of drinking water! Insect repellent, hat, sunscreen.

I look forward to hearing back from you, and to seeing you in the Heather Farm wetlands next week. We may finish early depending on how quick we work, and how long the tea break takes.

Ranger Rupert
When
14 Sep 2021 at 10:00am
until 14 Sep 2021 at 1:00pm

Volunteer Tuesday 7th September 2021

Dear Volunteer

If you have 2-3 hours free on Tuesday 7th September, that would be much appreciated.

We will continue removing willow from the wetland at Heather Farm, further restoring balance to the habitat for the benefit of wildlife.

I will email you the meeting point and more information on booking.

CV19 rules apply.

Please book in: rupert.millican@horsellcommon.org.uk.

Dates are subject to change and are weather-dependent.

For more information, or to check for cancellations if the weather is heavy rain or strong winds, email rupert.millican@horsellcommon.org.uk, call 01483 766189, or text 07701 366520.

Due to CV19 Risk Assessments, please bring all your own refreshments including drinking water.

Min age is 16 years, DofE participants are welcome from 14 years, but a parent/guardian must supervise.

Please bring plenty of waterproof layers, gardening-type gloves, and sturdy footwear. Also plenty of drinking water! Insect repellent, hat, sunscreen.

I look forward to hearing back from you, and to seeing you in the Heather Farm wetlands next week. We may finish early depending on how quick we work, and how long the tea break takes.

Ranger Rupert
When
07 Sep 2021 at 10:00am
until 07 Sep 2021 at 1:00pm

Volunteer Tuesday 24th August 2021

Dear Volunteer

If you have 2-3 hours free on Tuesday 24th August, that would be much appreciated.

We will be doing essential work removing willow from the wetland area at Heather Farm.

I will email you the meeting point and more information on booking.

CV19 rules apply.

Please book in: rupert.millican@horsellcommon.org.uk.

Dates are subject to change and are weather-dependent.

For more information, or to check for cancellations if the weather is heavy rain or strong winds, email rupert.millican@horsellcommon.org.uk, call 01483 766189, or text 07701 366520.

Due to CV19 Risk Assessments, please bring all your own refreshments including drinking water.

Min age is 16 years, DofE participants are welcome from 14 years, but a parent/guardian must supervise.

Please bring plenty of waterproof layers, gardening-type gloves, and sturdy footwear. Also plenty of drinking water! Insect repellent, hat, sunscreen.

I look forward to hearing back from you, and to seeing you in the Heather Farm wetlands next week. We may finish early depending on how quick we work, and how long the tea break takes.

Ranger Rupert
When
24 Aug 2021 at 10:00am
until 24 Aug 2021 at 1:00pm

Volunteer Tuesday 17th August 2021

Dear Volunteer

If you have 2-3 hours free on Tuesday 17th August, that would be much appreciated.

We will be doing essential clearance work on the Bedser Trail, cutting-back scrub to keep the path open.

I will email you the meeting point and more information on booking.

CV19 rules apply.

Please book in: rupert.millican@horsellcommon.org.uk.

Dates are subject to change and are weather-dependent.

For more information, or to check for cancellations if the weather is heavy rain or strong winds, email rupert.millican@horsellcommon.org.uk, call 01483 766189, or text 07701 366520.

Due to CV19 Risk Assessments, please bring all your own refreshments including drinking water.

Min age is 16 years, DofE participants are welcome from 14 years, but a parent/guardian must supervise.

Please bring plenty of waterproof layers, gardening-type gloves, and sturdy footwear. Also plenty of drinking water! Insect repellent, hat, sunscreen.

I look forward to hearing from you, and to getting out on the trail for a fun and useful mornings work. We may finish early depending on how quick we work and how long the tea break takes.

Ranger Rupert
When
17 Aug 2021 at 10:00am
until 17 Aug 2021 at 1:00pm

Volunteer Tuesday 10th August 2021

Dear Volunteer

If you have 2-3 hours free on the 10th of August, that would be much appreciated.

We will be doing essential maintenance work to improve access,, We will prune back the branches overhanging the paths and boardwalks at Heather Farm Meadows.

I will email you the meeting point on booking and more information.

CV19 rules apply.

Please book in; rupert.millican@horsellcommon.org.uk

Dates are subject to change and are weather-dependent.

For more information or to check for cancellations if the weather is heavy rain or strong winds; email; rupert.millican@horsellcommon.org.uk; or call; 01483 766189. or text. 07701 366520.

Due to CV19 Risk Assessments, please bring all your own refreshments including drinking water.

Min Age is 16 years, DoE participants are welcome from 14 years but a parent/guardian must supervise.

Please bring plenty of waterproof layers, gardening-type gloves, and sturdy footwear. Also plenty of drinking water! Insect repellant, hat, sunscreen.

I look forward to hearing from you and getting out on the meadow for a fun and worthwhile morning. We may finish early depending on how quick we work and how long the tea break takes ;)

Ranger Rupert
When
10 Aug 2021 at 10:00am
until 10 Aug 2021 at 1:00pm
Where
Heather Farm
Chobham Road
Horsell
GU21 4XY

Volunteer TUESDAY 3rd August 2021

Dear Volunteers.

Please join me in finishing the stock fencing on the Common, and removal of some areas of Bracken.

There is no volunteering day next week, you can have a week off ;)

Do book in for the Heathweek activities instead!

https://www.tbhpartnership.org.uk/event/heath-week-2021/

For the first week of August;

If you have 2-3 hours free on the 3rd of August, that would be much appreciated.

I will email you the meeting point on booking and more information.

CV19 rules apply.

Please book in; Rachel@horsellcommon.org.uk

Dates are subject to change and are weather-dependent.

For more information or to check for cancellations if the weather is heavy rain or strong winds; email; Rachel@horsellcommon.org.uk; or call; 01483 766189. or text. 07701 366520.

Due to CV19 Risk Assessments, please bring all your own refreshments including drinking water.

Min Age is 16 years, DoE participants are welcome from 14 years but a parent/guardian must supervise.

Please bring plenty of waterproof layers, gardening-type gloves, and sturdy footwear. Also plenty of drinking water!

I look forward to hearing from you and getting out on the Common for a fun and worthwhile morning. We may finish early depending on how quick we work and how long the tea break takes ;)

Ranger Rachel.
When
03 Aug 2021 at 10:00am
until 03 Aug 2021 at 12:30pm

Heathweek 2021! Run by the Thames Basin Heaths Partnership!

Come and celebrate the glorious heaths we are so lucky to have right on our doorstep!

This is organized by the Thames Basin Heaths Partnership (TBH), but some events are based at Horsell Common.

The Thames heaths are an internationally important home for so much rare and precious wildlife, you can learn more about them by attending one of our family-friendly Heath Week events all over Surrey and further afield.

With around 25 to choose from, there is something for everyone.

Follow the link below to browse, and book your place through the TBH website.

Look forward to seeing you there!

https://www.tbhpartnership.org.uk/heath-week/

Heath Week events based at Horsell Common



Run by entomologist Andrew Halstead


Heathlands Smaller Creatures, A-ZOOM talk

https://www.tbhpartnership.org.uk/event/heathlands-smaller-creatures/

https://www.tbhpartnership.org.uk/event/an-insect-walk/



When
24 Jul 2021 at 11:00am
until 01 Aug 2021 at 3:00pm