Volunteer conservation workdays Spring 2021


23rd March 2021

We have been allowed permission by Lewisham Council to restart our Conservation workdays (weather permitting) a on the following dates

14th August, 11th September, 9th October, 13th November, 11th December.

Please book below this to allow us to know how many volunteers are comming to ensure we have enough tools and gloves avaible.

Then on the 2nd Saturday of each month.

Tickets will be offered on a first come first serve basis. We ask that you don’t book on to two consecutive sessions so that everyone gets a chance to volunteer. There will be a waitlist so if you book a ticket but something comes up and you can no longer attend please cancel your ticket on Eventbrite so that it will become available for someone else.

We are Covid safe and have prevention measures in place. Please follow these guide. Because it is a closed site to the public making it easier to maintain social distancing. We’ll be running volunteering a bit differently to keep everyone safe and will be maintaining the following precautions:

  • Please do not attend if you have symptoms of COVID-19
  • Please avoid using public transport if you can
  • Hand washing facilities and hand sanitiser will be available
  • Please bring your own gardening gloves if you have them? otherwise we will supply you with an clean washed pair of gloves.
  • We won’t be providing hot drinks or biscuits so please bring your own if you would like to
  • We will be maintaining a 2m distance at all times
  • We will be limiting volunteer numbers to 10 plus the leader per workday (until June)
  • We will disinfect tools before and after each session
  • Please wash clothes that you wear to the sessions regularly
  • We have be doing some heavy tasks and will require steel toe footwear and they will also be some tasks available that don’t require these but if you have some please bring them.
  • Please bring lunch and drinking water and wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty and sturdy shoes (preferably steel toe cap boots).
  • Please note there are no toilets on the site but you are welcome to find a bush!
  • Many thanks and see you soon!

Reopening of Reserve for Public Open Days

The Friends of Garthorne Road Nature Reserve are pleased to announce that the Garthorne Road nature reserve can now allow public access with permission from Lewisham Council but under CO-VID 19 restrictions. Please either walk or cycle if possible you can secure your bike inside the reserve limited space avaible and avoid using public transport.

The site is open on the 3rd Saturday of the month between April – October between 12noon – 4pm. A member of the Friends Group will be on hand to answer any questions you may have.

Please go to the Open Days page for further details

Family of resident foxes