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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The next Tuesday Volunteer Conservation Working Party -is on 27th February!

Can you spare a few hours on a Tuesday? Between 10am and 1pm we will be carrying out important conservation work on Horsell Common.

Booking is required via email; Rachel@horsellcommon.org.uk; or call; 01483 766189. The meeting place will be confirmed to you on booking. This is important for any cancellations due to weather or other events. If it is a different venue from the last Tuesday group a map will be sent to you.

Please bring own drinking water but a hot drink and biscuits are provided.

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

Dates are subject to change and are weather dependent.

Please bring plenty of warm and waterproof layers, gardening type gloves and sturdy footwear.

I look forward to hearing from you and getting out on the Common for a fun and worthwhile morning.

Ranger Rachel.
When
27 Feb 2018 at 10:00am
until 27 Feb 2017 at 1:00pm

The next Tuesday Volunteer Conservation Working Party -is on 6th February!

Can you spare a few hours on Tuesday? On 6th February, between 10am and 1pm we will be carrying out important conservation work on Horsell Common.

Booking is required via email; Rachel@horsellcommon.org.uk; or call; 01483 766189. The meeting place will be confirmed to you on booking. This is important for any cancellations due to weather or other events. It is a different venue from the last Tuesday group. A map will be sent to you.

Please bring own drinking water but a hot drink and biscuits are provided.

Min Age is 16 years, DoE participants are welcome from 14 years but aparent must supervise.

Dates are subject to change and are weather dependent.

Please bring plenty of warm and waterproof layers, gardening type gloves and sturdy footwear.

I look forward to hearing from you and getting out on the Common for a fun and worthwhile morning.

Ranger Rachel.
When
06 Feb 2018 at 10:00am
until 06 Feb 2017 at 1:00pm

Sunday Conservation Volunteer Working Party

Please come and join us for 3 hours on Sunday morning 11th February and assist in vital conservation work. on the main common near the Sandy Track car park.

The activity is to remove scrub, mainly small birch and pine saplings from areas of heathland. Loppers and bow saws will be provided; volunteers should wear sturdy footwear with good grip and a good pair of gardening gloves or similar. Do wear plenty of layers and bring drinking water. Tea and Coffee with biscuits is provided! The group leaders are Andrew Halstead tel 01483 489581 or Rachel Woodman email: rachel@horsellcommon.org.uk . Contact them if the weather is particularly bad (rain, high winds or snow) before 09:30 on the day to check whether the event will take place.

We welcome Duke of Edinburgh award participants but any persons under the age of 16 years must be supervised by a parent. The minimum age limit is set at 14 years.

Sandy Track Car Parking Access.

Entrance to Sandy Track is on the right of Shores Road A245 near the junction with the A3046 Chobham Road and Kettlewell Hill. Proceed one hundred metres and turn right into the car park. Drive through the gate at the far end of carp ark and on to the main common track. The actual work area is a short walk from here.

Sandy Track Car Park


Shores Road

Horsell Common

PARK ON MAIN COMMON TRACK

Sat Nav GU21 4YB

When
11 Mar 2018 at 10:00am
until 11 Mar 2018 at 1:00pm

Volunteer Conservation Working Party - On Tuesday 23rd January

Can you spare a few hours on Tuesday? On 23 January, between 10am and 1pm we will be carrying out important conservation work on Horsell Common.

Booking is required via email; Rachel@horsellcommon.org.uk; or call; 01483 766189. The meeting place will be confirmed to you on booking. This is important for any cancellations due to weather or other events. It is a different venue from the last Tuesday group. A map will be sent to you.

Please bring own drinking water but a hot drink and biscuits are provided.

Min Age is 16 years, DoE participants are welcome from 14 years but aparent must supervise.

Dates are subject to change and are weather dependent.

Please bring plenty of warm and waterproof layers, gardening type gloves and sturdy footwear.

I look forward to hearing from you and getting out on the Common for a fun and worthwhile morning.

Ranger Rachel.
When
23 Jan 2018 at 10:00am
until 23 Jan 2017 at 1:00pm

Conservation Volunteer Working Party

Please come and join us for 3 hours on a Sunday morning and assist in vital conservation work on Horsell Common near Sandy Track car park.

The activity is to remove scrub, mainly small birch and pine saplings from areas of heathland. Loppers and bow saws will be provided; volunteers should wear sturdy footwear with good grip and a good pair of gardening gloves or similar. Do wear plenty of layers. The group leaders are Andrew Halstead tel 01483 489581 or Rachel Woodman email rachel@horsellcommon.org.uk . Contact them if the weather is particularly bad (rain, high winds or snow) before 09:30 on the day to check whether the event will take place.

We welcome Duke of Edinburgh award participants but any persons under the age of 16 years must be supervised by a parent. The minimum age limit is set at 14 years.

Sandy Track Car Parking Access.

Entrance to Sandy Track is on the right of Shores Road A245 near the junction with the A3046 Chobham Road and Kettlewell Hill. Proceed one hundred metres and turn right into the car park. Drive through the gate at the far end of carp ark and on to the main common track. The actual work area is a short walk from here.

Sandy Track Car Park

Shores Road

Horsell Common

PARK ON MAIN COMMON TRACK

Sat Nav GU21 4YB

The next 3 working parties will be on the following dates:

  • Sunday 14 January 2018 - Sandy Track
  • Sunday 11 February 2018 - Sandy Track
  • Sunday 11 March 2018 - Sandy Track
When
10 Dec 2017 at 10:00am
until 10 Dec 2017 at 1:00pm

Volunteer Conservation Working Party - On Tuesday 23rd January 2018

Can you spare a few hours on a Tuesday? On the 23rd January between 10am and 1pm we will be carrying out important conservation work on Horsell Common.

Booking is required via email; Rachel@horsellcommon.org.uk; or call; 01483 766189. The meeting place will be confirmed to you on booking. This is important for any cancellations due to weather or other events.

Please bring own drinking water but a hot drink and biscuits are provided.

Min Age is 16 years, DoE participants are welcome from 14 years but aparent must supervise.

Dates are subject to change and are weather dependent.

Please bring waterproof layers and sturdy footwear.

I look forward to hearing from you and getting out on the Common for a fun and worthwhile morning.

Ranger Rachel.
When
23 Jan 2018 at 10:00am
until 23 Jan 2018 at 1:00pm

Volunteer Conservation Working Party - On Tuesday 9th January 2018

Can you spare a few hours on a Tuesday? On the 9th January between 10am and 1pm we will be carrying out important conservation work on Horsell Common.

Booking is required via email; Rachel@horsellcommon.org.uk; or call; 01483 766189. The meeting place will be confirmed to you on booking. This is important for any cancellations due to weather or other events.

Please bring own drinking water but a hot drink and biscuits are provided. It is due to be cold next week! A pair of gardening gloves will help.

Min Age is 16 years, DoE participants are welcome from 14 years but aparent must supervise.

Dates are subject to change and are weather dependent.

Please bring waterproof layers and sturdy footwear.

I look forward to hearing from you and getting out on the Common for a fun and worthwhile morning.

Ranger Rachel.
When
09 Jan 2018 at 10:00am
until 09 Jan 2018 at 1:00pm

Volunteer Conservation Working Party - On Tuesday 12th December

Can you spare a few hours on Tuesday? On the 12th December between 10am and 1pm we will be carrying out important conservation work on Horsell Common.

Booking is required via email; Rachel@horsellcommon.org.uk; or call; 01483 766189. The meeting place will be confirmed to you on booking. This is important for any cancellations due to weather or other events. It is a different venue from the last Tuesday group. A map will be sent to you.

Please bring own drinking water but a hot drink and biscuits are provided.

Min Age is 16 years, DoE participants are welcome from 14 years but aparent must supervise.

Dates are subject to change and are weather dependent.

Please bring plenty of warm and waterproof layers and sturdy footwear.

I look forward to hearing from you and getting out on the Common for a fun and worthwhile morning.

Ranger Rachel.
When
12 Dec 2017 at 10:00am
until 12 Dec 2017 at 1:00pm

New! Volunteer Conservation Working Party - On Tuesday 28th November.

Volunteer Opportunity!

Thank you to those who have booked in already!

Can you spare a few hours on Tuesday? On the 28th November between 10am and 1pm we will be carrying out important conservation work on Horsell Common.

Booking is required via email; Rachel@horsellcommon.org.uk; or call; 01483 766189. The meeting place will be confirmed to you on booking. This is important for any cancellations due to weather or other events.

On the 28th November we will be based at the Bedser Trail to reduce the tree saplings growing on the Historic Tumuli and Heathland, also to clear the board walk edges.

You can park in Woodham Carpark off Monument road ( where we will meet at 10am) or you can park on the other side of the road in the car park near the Muslim memorial peace garden.

Please bring own drinking water but a hot drink and biscuits are provided.

Tools are supplied, hand loopers and bow saws. Please bring suitable gardening type gloves, we do have a few spare though.

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

Dates are subject to change and are weather dependent.

Please bring waterproof layers and sturdy footwear.

I look forward to hearing from you and getting out on the Common for a fun and worthwhile morning.

Ranger Rachel.
When
28 Nov 2017 at 10:00am
until 28 Nov 2017 at 1:00pm
Where
Bedser Trail Car park
Monument Road
Woking
Gu21 5LW

Tuesday - Horsell Common Volunteer Conservation Working Parties.

Come and join us!

Can you spare a few hours on a Tuesday morning, working in the fresh air and helping us with important conservation work on Horsell Common? if so, please get in touch.

Booking is required via email; Rachel@horsellcommon.org.uk; or call; 01483 766189. The meeting place will be confirmed to you on booking. This is important for any cancellations due to weather or other events.

Below are the dates for 2018, so far for your diary.

The work is focused on reducing the tree saplings growing throughout the heather and shading out areas for invertebrates to thrive and rare birds to nest.

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

Timing - 10am until 1pm.

  • Tuesday 23rd January

  • Tuesday 6th February

  • Tuesday 27th February

  • Tuesday 13th March

  • Tuesday 27th March

Dates are subject to change and are weather dependent so please look out for any cancellation emails the day before.

Please bring waterproof layers, gardening type gloves and sturdy footwear. Also bring your own drinking water, but a hot drink and biscuits are provided!

I look forward to hearing from you and getting out on the Common for a fun and worthwhile morning.

Ranger Rachel.