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Future Events

Please book on with Karen Minett unless shown otherwise

July Location Grid Ref
Activity Info
7,8 Shedfield Common
near Wickham
Layby on B2177
SO32 2JD
Rhododendron and laurel clearance from an area of the common.
15 St. Andrews Church, Chilcomb
SO21 1HR
Cutting and raking in the churchyard
21 Magdalen Hill Down
Car park next to Masonic Lodge, Alresford Road
near Winchester
SO21 1HD
Ragwort clearance and fence repairs. Please note change of meeting place.
29 Deacon Hill
Chilcomb, near Winchester
Barn off lane to church
SO21 1HR
Scrub clearance

Please book on with Karen Minett unless shown otherwise

August Location Grid Ref
Activity Info
4,5 Bartley Heath
RG27 9JZ
Fence repairs and rubbish clearance icon
Long Sutton VH
7 The Old Ship, 261 Bridge Road
Lower Swanwick
SO31 7FN
8pm. Committee Meeting at our southern venue. Arrive earlier for food or a chat. icon
11 Hayling Billy Coastal Path
Car park near Texaco garage
Hayling Island
PO11 0LP
Ragwort and thistle control, and path clearance
19 Deacon Hill
Chilcomb, near Winchester
Barn off lane to church
SO21 1HR
Scrub clearance

Please book on with Karen Minett unless shown otherwise

September Location Grid Ref
Activity Info
1,2 North Warnborough Green
near Odiham
RG29 1HF
Scrub clearance to preserve the meadows icon
Long Sutton VH

Sites have a link for more details and directions. We are likely to have a bonfire at most tasks during the winter months. Please don't wear a good fleece as it will end up full of holes. See Essentials for more details.
Tasks may be on a Saturday or Sunday, or both, starting at 10am, and generally finishing at about 4pm.

Booking on

Please book on, stating:

She will book you onto the task and try to arrange a lift if you need one. Please try to book on, preferably by email, by the previous Thursday evening, as this helps us to run tasks efficiently. If necessary call Karen on 01256 211271.

Tasks sometimes change or are cancelled at short notice, so please check on the details when you book on. You can turn up without booking on, but it's a bit risky. If you would like more information, please call one of our regional contacts on the Home Page.

How to find us


The easiest way is to go to the site description page and use the link to Ordnance Survey OpenSpace maps. The meeting place should be at the pointy end of the yellow HCV flag. If you want to find other sites on the same map, refer to the grid reference display in the top right corner. Resolution is 6 digits (100m), increasing to 8 digits (10m) for larger scales.
OS Grid References shown above have two letters (usually SU for a place in Hampshire) and six numbers. You can use this in Streetmap or Ordnance Survey's Get-a-map by copying the grid reference into the search box. Streetmap is also useful for getting the nearest postcode by clicking on its coordinate converter. Note that Bing Maps (formerly Multimap) doesn't handle grid references.

Post codes are not a good means of navigation!

In most cases it is possible to give a postcode for use with a satnav, but experience shows that you will probably need to engage brain, read the instructions and look at a map as well! A postcode in italics is the nearest one found, and should be regarded as a rough guide only. Post codes were introduced to help with the automation of sorting mail. They were never intended to be a means of navigation to a car park in the New Forest.

Look out for our yellow signs. The actual work site is hardly ever at the meeting place, so try not to be late!


Support our village halls and struggling pubs by coming on a "resi"!

Residentials are usually at a village hall (VH) and are entirely optional. You can come for one day or both. See Essential Information for more details.

Changes to the programme shown in the newsletter are shown here in purple.

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Social events, in red, offer the chance to indulge in our favourite activities of eating, drinking, walking or grockling without the inconvenience of doing a task at the same time!


Publicity events are just that, hopefully ones which will attract potential members and keep our name in the spotlight. We normally have our display boards, a selection of fearsome and obscure tools, lots of leaflets and Froggie our mascot, if he's allowed out. Your assistance is welcome.