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Volunteer Work Parties

Volunteer Work Parties October - December 2020

Please note these dates and locations for our volunteer work parties between now and Christmas. More details will be loaded nearer the dates, including Covid required measures. These will include booking with the task leader; the current maximum number of volunteers (including the leader) is 6 but we are hoping this can be increased to 10. 

Weds. 7th October - hedge and vegetation management near Knott Wood.

Weds. 21st October - vegetation and shrub clearance near Hunters Oak (HH).

Weds 4th November - coppicing below (south) 0f Knott Wood.

Weds 18th Nov - CANCELLED vegetation and shrub clearance near Hunters Oak (HH)

Thurs 26th November - CANCELLED litter picking Hemel Hempstead

THurs 3rd December - Litter Picking Hemel Hempstead 

Sun. 13th December - task near Ambrose Lane Bridge (Harpenden).

The meeting time for all tasks will be 10.00 am. They will all be scheduled to finish by 4.00 pm except probably the December task which will probably be scheduled to finish at 1.00 pm. 



CANCELLED Volunteer Work Party by Hunters Oak, Hemel Hempstead Wednesday 18 November at 9.30am

This event is now CANCELLED DUE TO THE SECOND CORONAVIRUS LOCKDOWN

The following wording apply when we can restart work Meet on the Nickey Line at the bottom end of the new boardwalk leading from Hunters Oak

The task will be to remove a lot of the low vegetation between the path edge and the NL boundaries on either  side.Wear stout footwear and appropriate clothing. Bring secateurs if you have them 

Government rules regarding coronavirus will apply (see below), and we will be limiting numbers to a maximum of 12. running 2 separated work parties if we exceed 6. This means we will be asking you to pre-register, with slots going to those who apply first. We will give volunteers who are disappointed preference for future events.

 

To book a place, contact Roger on rogerjan76@gmail.com (preferred), or phone 01582 763560

  • Those who are critically vulnerable cannot be accepted for now
  • 2m minimum social distancing must be practised
  • Bring your own gloves/gauntlets
  • Hand gel and anti bacterial spray will be brought by the leader, but we encourage you to bring and use your own hand sanitiser
  • Tooling will be allocated to you for your sole use where possible, and will be cleaned by the leader at the end of the task. Where tooling is not dedicated to one user, it will be cleaned and sanitised between users
  • We are issuing loppers/bow saws to our most regular volunteeers.to take home, sanitise, and bring to the next task they attend 
  • We are not permitted to provide food and drink, so please bring your own, including packed lunch if staying into the afternoon. We expect to finish by 3pm


CANCELLED Litter Pick of the NL in HH - Thursday 26 November from 9.15am

Litter Pick of the Nickey Line in DBC Thurs 26 November from 9.15 am

CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS LOCKDOWN Friends of the Nickey Line will be holding a litter pick on the Nickey Line on Thursday 26 November, meeting at Cherry Tree Lane Bridge at 9.15am, and walking towards Adeyfield Road. We expect to work for about 2 hours. A no. 46 bus leaves Bridge Street Hemel Hempstead at 8.51am and stops to close to Cherry Tree Lane Bridge


Please support what is a very important cause


We are limited by government Covid measures to a maximum of six volunteers on this event, so pre-register if you would like to take part. Contact Roger on 01582 763560 (no answer phone) or email rogerjan76@gmail.com

 

COVID

· Individuals currently shielding, considered in ‘at risk’ groups, displaying symptoms (or in contact with those with symptoms) or have been directly advised to self-isolate should not litter pick.

· Volunteers are advised to wash hands before and after the event.

· We recommend you bring your own hand sanitiser or anti-bacterial wipes, and that you use them before, during and after the event.

· Volunteers are advised to provide their own gloves for the event. To reduce single use waste consider using working or gardening gloves.

· Volunteers are required to maintain social distancing, particularly at the start and end of the event when equipment is being handed out/collected, as well as during the safety briefing, which should be held outside at all times.

The Friends will give regular picking volunteers a litter picker and bag hoop for them to take home and bring to future events

· Volunteers are encouraged to review the government’s COVID guidance on outdoor activities:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19- guidance-on-phased-return-of-sport-and-recreation/guidance-for-the-public-on-thephased-return-of-outdoor-sport-and-recreation0

  • The Friends will provide litter pickers. litter bags and ring hoops The bags will allow for re-cyclables and general waste to be collected separately. The Friends will also bring hand sanitiser and disinfectant spray for cleaning tools 
  • Yellow tabards will be supplied 


Litter pick on the Nickey Line in Hemel Hempstead Thursday 3 December from 9.15

Litter Pick of the Nickey Line in DBC Thurs 3 December from 9.15 am

Should governmant covid measures allow, Friends of the Nickey Line will be holding a litter pick on the Nickey Line on Thursday 3 December, meeting at Cherry Tree Lane Bridge at 9.15am, and walking towards Adeyfield Road. We expect to work for about 2 hours. A no. 46 bus leaves Bridge Street Hemel Hempstead at 8.51am and stops to close to Cherry Tree Lane Bridge


Please support what is a very important cause


We are limited by government Covid measures to a maximum of six volunteers on this event, so pre-register if you would like to take part. Contact Roger on 01582 763560 (no answer phone) or email rogerjan76@gmail.com 

 

COVID

· Individuals currently shielding, considered in ‘at risk’ groups, displaying symptoms (or in contact with those with symptoms) or have been directly advised to self-isolate should not litter pick.

· Volunteers are advised to wash hands before and after the event.

· We recommend you bring your own hand sanitiser or anti-bacterial wipes, and that you use them before, during and after the event.

· Volunteers are advised to provide their own gloves for the event. To reduce single use waste consider using working or gardening gloves.

· Volunteers are required to maintain social distancing, particularly at the start and end of the event when equipment is being handed out/collected, as well as during the safety briefing, which should be held outside at all times.

The Friends will give regular picking volunteers a litter picker and bag hoop for them to take home and bring to future events

· Volunteers are encouraged to review the government’s COVID guidance on outdoor activities:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19- guidance-on-phased-return-of-sport-and-recreation/guidance-for-the-public-on-thephased-return-of-outdoor-sport-and-recreation0

  • The Friends will provide litter pickers. litter bags and ring hoops The bags will allow for re-cyclables and general waste to be collected separately. The Friends will also bring hand sanitiser and disinfectant spray for cleaning tools 
  • Yellow tabards will be supplied 


Volunteering:

Why not come along to one of our working parties and help with the management of the Nickey Line?

If you are interested, contact us with your details and we shall email you with future work parties

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