"To protect and conserve"

Events and Activities

We (HCS) work on the Heath in conjunction with Surrey Wild Life Trust to restore and maintain the valuable heathland we have at our doorstep. We clear rubbish, we remove invasive Scots Pine, we encourage the growth of Heather, Gorse and deciduous trees to improve biodiversity and we educate the public on heathland and how to protect it.

We do most of our work in the winter months as between March and September the birds are nesting and most of the birds are ground nesting. We desperately need more volunteers. It is fun. It is good for the environment and excellent for your health. Please consider joining us.

We meet every Wednesday morning meeting at the barrier at the end of the Bracknell Road in the Old Dean, Camberley (see the map below). Meeting at 9.45 am. We then aim to be there for a couple of hours. Weekends we have a couple of Morning sessions usually on a Saturday and another work party from 2 pm

Please try it out. Let me know

David Norminton (Conservation manager)
conservation-manager@heathland-conservation-society.org


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The new conservation season is due to start soon (2016/2017)

Dear friends,

Another season is upon us and I do hope you will all be able to join me if not every time, at least some of the time. Every Wednesday morning starting at 10 am until "lunchtime" and every Saturday afternoon.
First Wednesday will be 12th October. I will let you know where we are working nearer the time once I have instructions/suggestions from Ben. I hope it will be in the area we were last season as there is still a lot to do there

See you all soon

David

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A recent impromptu clear up - September 4th 2016

An impromptu clear up took place this past Sunday (4th Sept) in the vicinity of what is locally called "Tarmac Hill". Despite not many people being present (it was short notice after all) 10 sacks were filled with rubbish, mainly old builders waste from a time when fly tipping was both possible and prevalent. HCS was instrumental in getting metal barriers installed to stop vehicular access to the Heath and the associated fly tipping that was taking place.....

An assortment of un-baggable waste was also removed from the area including two old mattresses!

Thanks go to the Accent Group Ltd for their support.

I think you will agree that the area is so much cleaner and more pleasant (not to mention safer for local wildlife) since HCS volunteers started restoration work all those years ago.....

Pictured is Terry (chairman of HCS) and Colin (from the Beacon Centre, Camberley) still in good spirits at the end of a hard couple of hours work!

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Some of our volunteers from the 2015/16 conservation season







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Wildfire Awareness 2016


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Work parties on Bagshot Heath - The Poors

A happy new year to you all. 

We plan to be more operational from now so I hope some of you can join us for our work parties. We continue with  our regular work party on a Wednesday morning starting at about 10 am until lunchtime.

We are also now expanding on the Saturday afternoon slot that has been manned almost exclusively by Trevor and Jim this season. Meeting at 1.30 pm and continuing as long as you want into the evening

We have some interesting projects led by Ben Habgood our SWT ranger to open up new areas of heathland and create corridors between different patches of existing Heather. 

We are working on the South Side of the Poors just to the East of the Communication Tower so easy to find us.

Please let me know if you are coming or just pop along. i look forward to seeing some of you again.

 My mobile is 07966 287113

David
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Latest events update for 2015

Celebrating 20 years of supporting the countryside

To celebrate 20 years of supporting the countryside HCS will be holding a fund raising event with all profits going to the Heathland Conservation Society. The event will be held in a beautiful garden setting in Maultway North, Camberley, GU15 3UX.

A unique blend of afternoon tea with 'JD' (The Soul Machine) www.jdthesoulmachine.com

2nd August 2015 2pm to 5:30pm

Advanced tickets £15 each (or £17.50 on the day)

Age 16+

For tickets/and or information call:

Charles: 07815 513547 or Jane: 07767 416177

Printable flyer available here

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Wildfire Awareness


Please download the PDF file if you would like to print a copy.

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HCS are going to have a work party on Saturday 21st February. One session in the morning at the usual time. We shall also have an afternoon session from 2pm. So I hope many of you will consider coming. We shall have to stop work by the end of the month so this is one of the last chances to help this season. A reminder here that we do have every Wednesday morning as well in February.

Please let me know by email or text - 07966287113

The big Summer Event

We plan to have a big summer event on Sunday 2nd August. This is a fund raising and fun event kindly hosted by one of our members in Camberley who has also booked the services of JD The Soulman who is a great entertainer. There will be afternoon Tea, cakes and scones, with Marquees provided to cater for all weathers, Tickets at £15 each.
Please put this in your diaries and if you can come we would love early confirmation to give us an idea of numbers. We aim for 200 people or else we shall not make any profit for our society.

I hope and look forward to hearing from many of you.

For further information on the Big Summer Event please contact myself David Norminton (Conservation manager)

conservation-manager@heathland-conservation-society.org

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Heather bed restoration site 2014/15

This coming winter we will be working at the same location as last winter (please see map below). Continuing to clear scrub, pine cutting / pulling and the important task of raking the entire area your help and support is appreciated!

The first HCS working party happens this coming Saturday the 11th of October at 10AM. Please wear suitable clothing, sturdy footwear and bring a drink .........of the non alcoholic variety!

Tools provided but please phone David on 07966 287113 so we know how many people are attending and thus how many tools to bring!

See you there!

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Map to local housing estate