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Future Events

Please book on with Karen Minett unless shown otherwise

February Location Grid Ref
Postcode
Activity Info
3 Foxbury Plantation
West Wellow
Blackhill Road car park
SU298177
SO51 6AQ
Birch removal
Saturday only
6 The Old Ship, 261 Bridge Road
Lower Swanwick
SU495094
SO31 7FN
8pm. Committee Meeting at our southern venue. Arrive earlier for food or a chat. icon
10, 11 Gull Coppice, Whiteley
near Fareham
SU523092
PO15 7LA
Path widening to let more light in.
17, 18 College Copse
Newnham
SU715552
RG27 9AT
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Long Sutton VH
24,25 Magdalen Hill Down
Car park near cemetery
near Winchester
SU510292
SO21 1HE
A variety of tasks

Please book on with Karen Minett unless shown otherwise

March Location Grid Ref
Postcode
Activity Info
3, 4 Yew Hill, Oliver's Battery
near Winchester
SU467253
SO21 2AW
Grassland management
10, 11 Gull Coppice, Whiteley
near Fareham
SU523092
PO15 7LA
Path widening to let more light in.
17, 18 College Copse
Newnham
SU715552
RG27 9AT
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Long Sutton VH

Please book on with Karen Minett unless shown otherwise

April Location Grid Ref
Postcode
Activity Info
7 Fleet Pond
Main carpark off Cove Road
SU824553
GU51 2RT
Removing young birch, willow and alder scrub from dry heath.
10 The Bridge
Shawford
SU473250
SO21 2BP
8pm. Committee Meeting at our northern venue. Arrive earlier for food or a chat. icon
14 Netley Common
Southampton
SU479118
SO19 6DX
Fence and gate maintenance
21,22 Bartley Heath South
Hook
SU725525
RG27 9AB
Fence line clearance and possibly fencing Optional residential
TBD

Please book on with Karen Minett unless shown otherwise

May Location Grid Ref
Postcode
Activity Info
12 Netley Common
Southampton
SU479118
SO19 6DX
Fence and gate maintenance
13 Little Horsecroft Copse
Upper Swanmore, near Droxford
SU591176
SO32 2FL
11am-4pm. Woodland Open Day with tours and demonstrations
26,27 Winnall Moors, Winchester
Meet at car park in Hillier Way
SU484306
SO23 7JE
Fencing some more of the Moors to allow further important grazing

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

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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!

Notes

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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!

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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.

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