Practical Work

Chichester Countryside Volunteers

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Project Summary

Chichester Conservation Volunteers carry out practical countryside conservation on most Sundays. Our projects include removing and burning scrub, coppicing, hedge laying, tree planting, step building, pond clearance, bracken control within a 15-mile radius of Chichester.  See our Worksites page on our website for details of our activities. 

Need to know

  • Start Date: 28/07/2019
  • End Date: 27/12/2020
  • County: West Sussex
  • Organisation Name: Chichester Countryside Volunteers
  • Project Category: Improving habitats


Project Description

Assisting farmers, landowners and wildlife trusts we work on the chalk downland, heathland areas, in woodlands and around Chichester Harbour. We get to see some little-known areas of unspoilt Sussex and learn lots about the ecology of the sites from the countryside rangers we work with.  We also have walks and social events, many long-standing friendships have been made in the group.

Transport to tasks is by sharing cars from Chichester Railway Station and you must phone the task leader in advance, no later than Saturday, to be sure of a lift. It is helpful if drivers can offer to assist with transportation by contacting the task leader in advance and then car sharing can be arranged.

Don’t forget to wear old clothes and boots and bring a packed lunch and a drink. No experience is necessary, tools are provided and instruction given in their use. Please check that your tetanus cover is up to date.

Well supervised children are welcome if the task is appropriate, our insurance requires restrictions on tool use according to age and under 16’s must be accompanied.