Volunteering? Here are some dates

We usually meet on the Second Sunday
and the Fourth Wednesday of each month.

Keeping paths open 

Wednesday 26th July  10.00 - 12.00 Work morning

Sunday 13th August   10.00 - 12.00 Work morning 

Wednesday 23rd August 10.00 - 12.00 Work morning

Sunday 10th September   10.00 - 12.00 Work morning

Wednesday 27th September   10.00 - 12.00 Work morning

Sunday 8th October   10.00 - 12.00  Work morning 

Wednesday 25th October   10.00 - 12.00 Work morning


And so on.
             
Come and try it out.

Come when you can or as often as you like.

    Hedge laying in February

Keeping Filnore Woods attractive for people and for wildlife needs a lot of work. Paths need to be maintained. Brambles, thistles and nettles are trying to take over the site and the grass needs cutting at least once a year to encourage the wildflowers. We rely on volunteers to do this valuable work.

  Path edging in June

If you would like to join a work party for a morning or maybe more frequently, just come along.  Tools and instructions are provided.  We usually work from 10.00 am to 12.00 pm with a coffee break half way through.  Meet at 10.00 by the white container shed visible across the field from the field gate on the far side of Thornbury Leisure Centre car park.
If you are not sure what is involved phone me,
Jerry Dicker on 01454 416945 or send an email to filnorefriends@gmail.com

and now . . . . . some more pictures to give you the flavour


Scything in July

   
Building steps in November 


 Coppicing in November



Scything the welcome area - April


  
Mowing in July - volunteers from Essilor


Ride widening in August
Ragwort pulling in August

The satisfaction of a job well done - whatever it was


A pause after bramble clearing - October



Burning blackthorn clippings in February

Clearing bramble in March

 Installing a footbridge in May

 Mowing with scythes in May

The rhythm of the seasons

Clearing a path in September

Weary but refreshed after a November work morning

Smoke gets in your eyes - bramble clearance in November

Step building November

Coppicing hazel in December


 Tree planting January

Laid hedge February

Coffee break in July