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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Upcoming events

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 8
10:00am
Conservation Volunteer Working Party - 8 October 2017
Horsell Common Preservation Society
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 12
10:00am
Conservation Volunteer Working Party
Horsell Common Preservation Society
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 10
10:00am
Conservation Volunteer Working Party
Horsell Common Preservation Society
SUNDAY, JANUARY 14
10:00am
Conservation Volunteer Working Party
Horsell Common Preservation Society
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 11
10:00am
Conservation Volunteer Working Party
Horsell Common Preservation Society
SUNDAY, MARCH 11
10:00am
Conservation Volunteer Working Party
Horsell Common Preservation Society

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Conservation Volunteer Working Party - 10 September 2017 @ 10 am

Please come and join us for 3 hours on Sunday morning from 10:00 and assist in vital conservation work at Anthonys on Horsell Common.

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.

Anthonys Car Parking Access

This is on the left of Chertsey Road A320 between the Six Crossroads roundabout and the McLaren/Martyrs Lane roundabout. Choose the second entrance if arriving from the Woking direction and drive through Anthony’s to the gate and on to the main common track. The actual work area is a short walk from here.

Anthonys, Chertsey Road, Horsell Common

PARK ON MAIN COMMON TRACK

OS Grid Reference TQ015610

Sat Nav GU21 4YL

Future working parties are on the following dates:

  • Saturday 23 September 2017 - Pyrford Common (starts at 2pm until 5pm)
  • Sunday 08 October 2017 - see details on website
  • Sunday 12 November 2017 - see details on website
  • Sunday 10 December 2017 - see details on website
  • Sunday 14 January 2018 - see details on website
  • Sunday 11 February 2018 - see details on website
  • Sunday 11 March 2018 - see details on website
When
10 Sep 2017 at 10:00am
until 10 Sep 2017 at 1:00pm
Where
Anthonys
Chertsey Road
Horsell Common
GU21 4YL

Conservation Volunteer Working Party

Please come and join us for 3 hours on a Sunday morning and assist in vital conservation work.

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.

The remaining working parties this season are:

  • Sunday 10 December 2017 - see details on website
  • Sunday 14 January 2018 - see details on website
  • Sunday 11 February 2018 - see details on website
  • Sunday 11 March 2018 - see details on website
When
12 Nov 2017 at 10:00am
until 12 Nov 2017 at 1:00pm

Conservation Volunteer Working Party - 8 October 2017

Please come and join us for 3 hours on a Sunday morning and assist in vital conservation work.

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.

Further working parties are on the following dates:

  • Sunday 12 November 2017 - see details on website
  • Sunday 10 December 2017 - see details on website
  • Sunday 14 January 2018 - see details on website
  • Sunday 11 February 2018 - see details on website
  • Sunday 11 March 2018 - see details on website
When
08 Oct 2017 at 10:00am
until 08 Oct 2017 at 1:00pm

Conservation Volunteer Working Party - Pyrford Common

Please come and join us for 3 hours on a Saturday afternoon and assist in vital conservation work.

Pyrford Common is very different to Horsell Common. It is mostly secondary woodland with not much left of the heathland that would have been there in the past. The activity is to open up areas of the woodland.

Loppers and bow saws will be provided; volunteers should wear sturdy footwear with good grip and a good pair of gardening gloves or similar. Ensure plenty of layers to allow for all weathers. The group leader is Andrew Halstead - if the weather is particularly bad (rain or snow) please contact Andrew, tel 01483 489581 before 13:00 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.

Directions

The car park of Pyrford Common recreation ground is near the junction with Old Woking Road B382.

Pyrford Common Road, Pyrford, Woking, GU22 8UD

Forthcoming working parties will be on the following dates:

  • Sunday 08 October 2017 - see details on website
  • Sunday 12 November 2017 - see details on website
  • Sunday 10 December 2017 - see details on website
  • Sunday 14 January 2018 - see details on website
  • Sunday 11 February 2018 - see details on website
  • Sunday 11 March 2018 - see details on website
When
23 Sep 2017 at 2:00pm
until 23 Sep 2017 at 5:00pm
Where
Pyrford Common
Pyrford
Woking
GU22 8UD

Conservation Volunteer Working Parties 2017-18

Please come and join us for 3 hours on a Sunday morning and assist in vital conservation work.

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.

Working parties are on the following dates:

  • Sunday 10 September 2017 - Anthonys
  • Saturday 23 September 2017 - Pyrford Common (starts at 2pm until 5pm)
  • Sunday 08 October 2017 - see details on website
  • Sunday 12 November 2017 - see details on website
  • Sunday 10 December 2017 - see details on website
  • Sunday 14 January 2018 - see details on website
  • Sunday 11 February 2018 - see details on website
  • Sunday 11 March 2018 - see details on website