(Conserve Reading
on Wednesdays)

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Cemetery Junction

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CRoW (Conserve Reading on Wednesdays)

CRoW was founded in 1986 but in 1990 folded due to a lack of support, however in September of that year thanks to the efforts of some determined volunteers and the support of BTCV (now TCV), Reading Borough Council and Berkshire Conservation Volunteers (BeC) the group was relaunched initially with one or two tasks a month, as the history of tasks shows. Despite some further struggles by 1995 tasks were being organised on a weekly basis. From the outset in addition to schools and open spaces within the borough of Reading, CRoW has undertaken work for a variety of councils such as Ruscombe Parish, Earley Town and the now defunct Berkshire County Council as well as organisations like the National Trust, the Woodland Trust, the local Wildlfe Trust and Thrive. See our archive for further details of the group's history.

We now aim to organise a task every Wednesday throughout the year ranging from hedgelaying and coppicing to scrub clearance, invasive species control and path maintenance at sites in and around Reading, from Dinton Pastures to the east to Paices Wood in the west and including many of Reading's open spaces such as Clayfield Copse in Caversham and Blundells Copse in Tilehurst. Please visit our Programme for further details.

Contact: John (0118) 375 1756


Please note, hough our tasks are planned to finish at around 15:00 if you are only able to come for the morning you are welcome to join us providing you have your own transport. Also we appreciate our volunteers have other interests and commitments and may not be able to join us every week, we will be happy to see you whenever you are able to come.

Future Activities

Unless stated otherwise tasks are from 10:00 until about 15:00. Meet on site or at the Car Park, Prospect Park at 9:30. Transport may be available from Prospect Park but please check as space is limited. Full details of current tasks can be found in our Programme.

No activities currently planned.

Last Updated: 2 May 2020 18:08