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Last updated 18/12/2017

Our programme

We meet every Wednesday from 10am to 1pm - please see our current programme (below) for dates and locations. Please also note the following:

  • We welcome new members, but currently our numbers are high, and we need to consider health and safety and make sure we bring enough tools etc. So If you are new to the group, please call Alison Hounslow on 07528 376399 before attending to get more information, or e-mail info.iwgreengym@gmail.com

  • Check online just before the session in case of last minute changes.

  • Wear old clothing suitable for the task and the weather, including sturdy shoes or boots, not trainers or sandals!

  • Make sure that your tetanus inoculation is up to date.

  • Bring any medication that you may need.

  • Let us know if you are willing to car share.

  • Most sites are near public transport. For details of Southern Vectis services, go to  www.islandbuses.info

  • Sites with toilets are marked WC.

Wednesday

10am - 1pm

Session No.

Location - getting there and parking

Details of task - on a cycle path

OS Grid ref.

3 January 2018 716 Mill Copse, The Causeway Cycle Track, Yarmouth. Parking: River Road car park or Thorley Road.

Link to Streetmap for worksite.

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Back to our schedule with a return to an old favourite. This will be our thirteenth session at Mill Copse, but it was 2014 when we were here last! Some coppicing today in the woodland to form another hazel coup. Bus 7. Z357,890
10 January 717 Nansen Hill, 'Devil's Chimney' car park, Upper Bonchurch, Ventnor.

Link to Streetmap for parking.

What were you doing in February 2009? Well we were last on this site back then, and the scrub we cleared and burnt then has now regrown, so it's time we revisited! Bus 3. SZ578,785
17 January 718 Sandown Orchard, Wetland Walk, Longwood Bridge, Longwood Lane, between Adgestone and Lake.

Link to Streetmap.

We've not been here for a winter task for quite a few years, so that will make a nice change. Some clearance and some pruning likely. Bus 2, 3 or 8. SZ458,850