econet   conservation volunteers, reading, berkshire
conservation of the natural environment

Website: www.econetreading.org.uk
Email: info@econetreading.org.uk
 

Programme: October 2019 - March 2020

October 2019

Wednesday, 2nd October

Paices Wood Country Park, Aldermaston
Coppicing
10:00 - 15:00

Meeting Point: Main Car Park
Map: Google    Map Ref: SU586638 (plantings.cake.mammoths)    Nearest Postcode: RG7 4PW    Site Information    Risk Assessment

Directions: The site entrance is off the A340 south of Aldermaston, near Young's Industrial Estate. Follow signs to Main Car Park.

Next task/event at this site is on 16th October

Econet/CROW (Conserve Reading on Wednesdays) activity

Sunday, 6th October

Clayfield Copse, Caversham
Regular monthly task
10:00 - 13:00

Meeting Point: Car Park, Caversham Park Road
Map: Google    Map Ref: SU725767 (remain.hurt.chief)    Nearest Postcode: RG4 6AA    Site Information    LNR    Risk Assessment

Next task/event at this site is on 13th October

Econet/Friends of Clayfield Copse activity

Wednesday, 9th October

Padworth Lane Gravel Pit   New Site
Willow clearance
10:00 - 15:00

Meeting Point: Site Entrance
Map: Google    Map Ref: SU609673 (tripling.heats.flopped)    Nearest Postcode: RG7 4HS    Risk Assessment

Directions: From the A4 the entrance is on the right just after the canal crossing. The gates on to the site are locked and barricaded with only limited parking space. The Google view of the entrance is unfortunately dated. View of Meeting Point

This is a disused gravel pit which it is planned to make into a nature reserve.

Econet/CROW (Conserve Reading on Wednesdays) activity

Sunday, 13th October

Clayfield Copse, Caversham
Tree and Seed Walk
13:30 - 16:00

Meeting Point: Car Park, Caversham Park Road
Map: Google    Map Ref: SU725767 (remain.hurt.chief)    Nearest Postcode: RG4 6AA    Site Information    LNR    Risk Assessment

Join Marcus for a woodland stroll at the start of autumn as the leaves begin to change colour. We'll be gathering seed along the way to be sown and help maintain our woodlands for the future.

Next task/event at this site is on 3rd November

Econet/Friends of Clayfield Copse activity

Wednesday, 16th October

Paices Wood Country Park, Aldermaston
Coppicing
10:00 - 15:00

Meeting Point: Main Car Park
Map: Google    Map Ref: SU586638 (plantings.cake.mammoths)    Nearest Postcode: RG7 4PW    Site Information    Risk Assessment

Directions: The site entrance is off the A340 south of Aldermaston, near Young's Industrial Estate. Follow signs to Main Car Park.

Task for National Coppice Week

Next task/event at this site is on 27th December

Econet/CROW (Conserve Reading on Wednesdays) activity

Saturday, 19th October

Mapledurham Playing Fields
Regular monthly task
9:30 - 13:00

Meeting Point: Community Orchard
Map: Google    Map Ref: SU700755 (skirt.thin.scope)    Nearest Postcode: RG4 7DS    Site Information    Risk Assessment

Task cancelled.

Next task/event at this site is on 26th October

Econet/Friends of Mapledurham Playing Felds activity

Waterloo Meadows
Regular monthly task - Bramble clearance and small meadow cut
10:00 - 13:00

Meeting Point: Katesgrove Children's Centre
Map: Google    Map Ref: SU714722 (cross.taped.teeth)    Nearest Postcode: RG2 0BN    Site Information    Risk Assessment

Next task/event at this site is on 23rd November

Econet/Friends of Waterloo Meadows activity

Wednesday, 23rd October

Hosehill Lake, Theale
Scrub clearance
10:00 - 15:00

Meeting Point: Fox and Hounds Car Park
Map: Google    Map Ref: SU650697  (ozone.advice.device)    Nearest Postcode: RG7 4BE    Site Information    LNR    Risk Assessment

Directions: Meet at the site entrance opposite the Fox and Hounds public house. Parking in the pub car park.

No transport from Prospect Park for this task.

Econet/CROW (Conserve Reading on Wednesdays) activity

Saturday, 26th October

Mapledurham Playing Fields
Regular monthly task
9:30 - 13:00

Meeting Point: Community Orchard
Map: Google    Map Ref: SU700755 (skirt.thin.scope)    Nearest Postcode: RG4 7DS    Site Information    Risk Assessment

Directions: The community orchard is located near the Chazey Road entrance (which is immediately to the right as you enter Chazey Road from St Peter's Avenue).

Next task/event at this site is on 16th November

Econet/Friends of Mapledurham Playing Felds activity

Sunday, 27th October

McIlroy Park, Tilehurst
Regular monthly task
10:00 - 13:00

Meeting Point: "The Bench"
Map: Google    Map Ref: SU678742 (pays.descended.luck)    Nearest Postcode: RG30 6XJ    Site Information    LNR    Risk Assessment

Directions: Meet at the bench overlooking Thirlmere Avenue towards the centre of the grassland area. Do not use the Tyler's Rest car park as you will be charged.

Next task/event at this site is on 24th November

Econet/Friends of McIlroy Park activity

Wednesday, 30th October

The Cowsey, Whitley
Path clearance
10:00 - 15:00

Meeting Point: Leisure Centre Car Park, Northumberland Avenue
Map: Google    Map Ref: SU723702 (skills.field.wiser)    Nearest Postcode: RG2 8DF    Site Information    Risk Assessment

No transport from Prospect Park for this task.

Econet/CROW (Conserve Reading on Wednesdays) activity

Sunday, 3rd November

Clayfield Copse, Caversham
Regular monthly task - Bonfire task
10:00 - 13:00

Meeting Point: Car Park, Caversham Park Road
Map: Google    Map Ref: SU725767 (remain.hurt.chief)    Nearest Postcode: RG4 6AA    Site Information    LNR    Risk Assessment

This month we'll be looking for young trees growing in the wrong place, for example too near a footpath, identify candidates for replanting. We'll also be collecting brash for the bonfire and you are invited to bring a potato for baking.

Next task/event at this site is on 1st December

Econet/Friends of Clayfield Copse activity

Wednesday, 6th November

Wokefield Common
Birch clearance
10:00 - 15:00

Meeting Point: Car Park
Map: Google    Map Ref: SU653661 (apple.caged.wisely)    Nearest Postcode: RG7 3FL    Site Information    Risk Assessment

Directions: Meet at the site car park in Goring Lane near the junction with Hollybush Lane.

No transport from Prospect Park for this task.

Econet/CROW (Conserve Reading on Wednesdays) activity

Wednesday, 13th November

Balmore Walk, Caversham
Hedgelaying
10:00 - 15:00

Meeting Point: Hemdean Road
Map: Google    Map Ref: SU713750 (speech.stamp.bump)    Nearest Postcode: RG4 7SU    Site Information    Risk Assessment

Directions: Site entrance is by the Balmore Park Surgery. Limited on road parking in the immediate area.

No transport from Prospect Park for this task.

Next task/event at this site is on 4th December

Econet/CROW (Conserve Reading on Wednesdays) activity

Saturday, 16th November

Mapledurham Playing Fields
Regular monthly task
9:30 - 13:00

Meeting Point: Community Orchard
Map: Google    Map Ref: SU700755 (skirt.thin.scope)    Nearest Postcode: RG4 7DS    Site Information    Risk Assessment

Directions: The community orchard is located near the Chazey Road entrance (which is immediately to the right as you enter Chazey Road from St Peter's Avenue).

Next task/event at this site is on 21st December

Econet/Friends of Mapledurham Playing Felds activity

Wednesday, 20th November

Stanlake Meadow Copse, Twyford   New Site
Path creation
10:00 - 15:00

Meeting Point: Stanlake Lane
Map: Google    Map Ref: SU795758 (salutes.glass.dislodge)    Nearest Postcode: RG10 0BL    Risk Assessment

Directions: From Ruscombe (B3024) site is on right just beyond traffic lights and railway bridge. Limited roadside parking adjacent to copse immediately before gates to Stanlake Meadow. View of Meeting Point

No transport from Prospect Park for this task.

The copse is next to a recreation ground and the intention is to create a woodland walk.

Econet/CROW (Conserve Reading on Wednesdays) activity

Saturday, 23rd November

Waterloo Meadows
Regular monthly task - Hedgelaying
10:00 - 13:00

Meeting Point: Katesgrove Children's Centre
Map: Google    Map Ref: SU714722 (cross.taped.teeth)    Nearest Postcode: RG2 0BN    Site Information    Risk Assessment

Next task/event at this site is on 18th January

Econet/Friends of Waterloo Meadows activity

Sunday, 24th November

McIlroy Park, Tilehurst
Regular monthly task
10:00 - 13:00

Meeting Point: "The Bench"
Map: Google    Map Ref: SU678742 (pays.descended.luck)    Nearest Postcode: RG30 6XJ    Site Information    LNR    Risk Assessment

Directions: Meet at the bench overlooking Thirlmere Avenue towards the centre of the grassland area. Do not use the Tyler's Rest car park as you will be charged.

Next task/event at this site is on 26th January

Econet/Friends of McIlroy Park activity

Wednesday, 27th November

Decoy Heath, Silchester
Scrub clearance
10:00 - 15:00

Meeting Point: Car Park
Map: Google    Map Ref: SU613634 (decimal.about.joys)    Nearest Postcode: RG7 2PF    Site Information    Risk Assessment

Directions: Travelling west from Padworth Common, after half mile turn left at roundabout to The Soke. After 200m, immediately before bend, turn right into car park.

No transport from Prospect Park for this task.

Econet/CROW (Conserve Reading on Wednesdays) activity

Sunday, 1st December

Clayfield Copse, Caversham
Regular monthly task - Tree planting
10:00 - 13:00

Meeting Point: Car Park, Caversham Park Road
Map: Google    Map Ref: SU725767 (remain.hurt.chief)    Nearest Postcode: RG4 6AA    Site Information    LNR    Risk Assessment

Help replace some of the many ash trees lost at the site as a result of ash dieback.

Next task/event at this site is on 5th January

Econet/Friends of Clayfield Copse activity

Wednesday, 4th December

Balmore Walk, Caversham
Hedgelaying
10:00 - 15:00

Meeting Point: Hemdean Road
Map: Google    Map Ref: SU713750 (speech.stamp.bump)    Nearest Postcode: RG4 7SU    Site Information    Risk Assessment

Directions: Site entrance is by the Balmore Park Surgery. Limited on road parking in the immediate area.

Next task/event at this site is on 11th December

Econet/CROW (Conserve Reading on Wednesdays) activity

Friday, 6th December

Site to be advised
Christmas Tree Harvest
10:00 - 14:00

Change to usual task time.

Econet/CROW (Conserve Reading on Wednesdays) activity

Saturday, 7th December

Caversham Court
Christmas Tree Sale
9:30 - 13:30

Map: Google    Map Ref: SU710748 (noon.wizard.robot)    Nearest Postcode: RG4 7AD    Site Information    Risk Assessment

Next task/event at this site is on 18th April

Econet activity

Wednesday, 11th December

Balmore Walk, Caversham
Hedgelaying
10:00 - 15:00

Meeting Point: Hemdean Road
Map: Google    Map Ref: SU713750 (speech.stamp.bump)    Nearest Postcode: RG4 7SU    Site Information    Risk Assessment

Directions: Site entrance is by the Balmore Park Surgery. Limited on road parking in the immediate area.

Econet/CROW (Conserve Reading on Wednesdays) activity

Wednesday, 18th December

Rushall Farm, Bradfield
Woodland management
10:00 - 15:00

Meeting Point: Black Barn, Rushall Manor Farm
Map: Google    Map Ref: SU583723  (petrified.woes.skinning)    Nearest Postcode: RG7 6DL    Site Information    Risk Assessment

Directions: The Black Barn, Rushall Manor Farm is situated off Back Lane between Stanford Dingley and Bradfield; take the gravel track north off Back Lane to the west of Scratchface Lane.

Econet/CROW (Conserve Reading on Wednesdays) activity

Saturday, 21st December

Mapledurham Playing Fields
Regular monthly task
9:30 - 13:00

Meeting Point: Community Orchard
Map: Google    Map Ref: SU700755 (skirt.thin.scope)    Nearest Postcode: RG4 7DS    Site Information    Risk Assessment

Directions: The community orchard is located near the Chazey Road entrance (which is immediately to the right as you enter Chazey Road from St Peter's Avenue).

Next task/event at this site is on 18th January

Econet/Friends of Mapledurham Playing Felds activity

Friday, 27th December

Paices Wood Country Park, Aldermaston
Scrub clearance
10:00 - 15:00

Meeting Point: Main Car Park
Map: Google    Map Ref: SU586638 (plantings.cake.mammoths)    Nearest Postcode: RG7 4PW    Site Information    Risk Assessment

Directions: The site entrance is off the A340 south of Aldermaston, near Young's Industrial Estate. Follow signs to Main Car Park.

Econet/CROW (Conserve Reading on Wednesdays) activity

Friday, 3rd January

Task to be arranged
10:00 - 15:00

Econet/CROW (Conserve Reading on Wednesdays) activity

Sunday, 5th January

Clayfield Copse, Caversham
Regular monthly task
10:00 - 13:00

Meeting Point: Car Park, Caversham Park Road
Map: Google    Map Ref: SU725767 (remain.hurt.chief)    Nearest Postcode: RG4 6AA    Site Information    LNR    Risk Assessment

Next task/event at this site is on 2nd February

Econet/Friends of Clayfield Copse activity

Wednesday, 8th January

Task to be arranged
10:00 - 15:00

Econet/CROW (Conserve Reading on Wednesdays) activity

Wednesday, 15th January

Fobney Island Wetland Nature Reserve
Hedgelaying
10:00 - 15:00

Meeting Point: Car Park
Map: Google    Map Ref: SU705710 (zips.dull.fields)    Nearest Postcode: RG2 0RP    Risk Assessment

Directions: The site is located near the Civic Amenity (recycling) site. From Island Road turn right into the lane opposite the Civic Amenity site entrance, we will meet in the parking area just before the bridge.

Next task/event at this site is on 5th February

Econet/CROW (Conserve Reading on Wednesdays) activity

Saturday, 18th January

Mapledurham Playing Fields
Regular monthly task
9:30 - 13:00

Meeting Point: Community Orchard
Map: Google    Map Ref: SU700755 (skirt.thin.scope)    Nearest Postcode: RG4 7DS    Site Information    Risk Assessment

Directions: The community orchard is located near the Chazey Road entrance (which is immediately to the right as you enter Chazey Road from St Peter's Avenue).

Next task/event at this site is on 15th February

Econet/Friends of Mapledurham Playing Felds activity

Waterloo Meadows
Regular monthly task
10:00 - 13:00

Meeting Point: Katesgrove Children's Centre
Map: Google    Map Ref: SU714722 (cross.taped.teeth)    Nearest Postcode: RG2 0BN    Site Information    Risk Assessment

Next task/event at this site is on 22nd February

Econet/Friends of Waterloo Meadows activity

Wednesday, 22nd January

Padworth Common
Scrub clearance
10:00 - 15:00

Meeting Point: Car Park, Rectory Road
Map: Google    Map Ref: SU620648 (circus.rooftop.post)    Nearest Postcode: RG7 4JB    Site Information    LNR    Risk Assessment

Directions: Car park is off Rectory Road near junction with Baughurst Road and Reading Road

Next task/event at this site is on 19th February

Econet/CROW (Conserve Reading on Wednesdays) activity

Sunday, 26th January

McIlroy Park, Tilehurst
Regular monthly task
10:00 - 13:00

Meeting Point: "The Bench"
Map: Google    Map Ref: SU678742 (pays.descended.luck)    Nearest Postcode: RG30 6XJ    Site Information    LNR    Risk Assessment

Directions: Meet at the bench overlooking Thirlmere Avenue towards the centre of the grassland area. Do not use the Tyler's Rest car park as you will be charged.

Next task/event at this site is on 23rd February

Econet/Friends of McIlroy Park activity

Wednesday, 29th January

Task to be arranged
10:00 - 15:00

Econet/CROW (Conserve Reading on Wednesdays) activity

Sunday, 2nd February

Clayfield Copse, Caversham
Regular monthly task
10:00 - 13:00

Meeting Point: Car Park, Caversham Park Road
Map: Google    Map Ref: SU725767 (remain.hurt.chief)    Nearest Postcode: RG4 6AA    Site Information    LNR    Risk Assessment

Next task/event at this site is on 1st March

Econet/Friends of Clayfield Copse activity

Wednesday, 5th February

Fobney Island Wetland Nature Reserve
Hedgelaying
10:00 - 15:00

Meeting Point: Car Park
Map: Google    Map Ref: SU705710 (zips.dull.fields)    Nearest Postcode: RG2 0RP    Risk Assessment

Directions: The site is located near the Civic Amenity (recycling) site. From Island Road turn right into the lane opposite the Civic Amenity site entrance, we will meet in the parking area just before the bridge.

Next task/event at this site is on 4th March

Econet/CROW (Conserve Reading on Wednesdays) activity

Wednesday, 12th February

Five a Day Market Garden, Englefield
Willow harvest
10:00 - 15:00

Meeting Point: The Street, Englefield
Map: Google    Map Ref: SU625719 (learn.speak.alert)    Nearest Postcode: RG7 5ES    Site Information    Risk Assessment

Directions: The site is located in The Street, Englefield off the A340 Tidmarsh to Theale road, opposite Englefield Garden Centre.

Econet/CROW (Conserve Reading on Wednesdays) activity

Saturday, 15th February

Mapledurham Playing Fields
Regular monthly task
9:30 - 13:00

Meeting Point: Community Orchard
Map: Google    Map Ref: SU700755 (skirt.thin.scope)    Nearest Postcode: RG4 7DS    Site Information    Risk Assessment

Directions: The community orchard is located near the Chazey Road entrance (which is immediately to the right as you enter Chazey Road from St Peter's Avenue).

Next task/event at this site is on 21st March

Econet/Friends of Mapledurham Playing Felds activity

Wednesday, 19th February

Padworth Common
Scrub clearance
10:00 - 15:00

Meeting Point: Car Park, Rectory Road
Map: Google    Map Ref: SU620648 (circus.rooftop.post)    Nearest Postcode: RG7 4JB    Site Information    LNR    Risk Assessment

Directions: Car park is off Rectory Road near junction with Baughurst Road and Reading Road

Site to be confirmed.

Econet/CROW (Conserve Reading on Wednesdays) activity

Saturday, 22nd February

Waterloo Meadows
Regular monthly task
10:00 - 13:00

Meeting Point: Katesgrove Children's Centre
Map: Google    Map Ref: SU714722 (cross.taped.teeth)    Nearest Postcode: RG2 0BN    Site Information    Risk Assessment

Next task/event at this site is on 7th March

Econet/Friends of Waterloo Meadows activity

Sunday, 23rd February

McIlroy Park, Tilehurst
Regular monthly task
10:00 - 13:00

Meeting Point: "The Bench"
Map: Google    Map Ref: SU678742 (pays.descended.luck)    Nearest Postcode: RG30 6XJ    Site Information    LNR    Risk Assessment

Directions: Meet at the bench overlooking Thirlmere Avenue towards the centre of the grassland area. Do not use the Tyler's Rest car park as you will be charged.

Next task/event at this site is on 22nd March

Econet/Friends of McIlroy Park activity

Monday, 24th February

Reading Council Offices, Prospect Park
Econet Meeting
19:30 - 21:30

Agenda

Wednesday, 26th February

Task to be arranged
10:00 - 15:00

Econet/CROW (Conserve Reading on Wednesdays) activity

Sunday, 1st March

Clayfield Copse, Caversham
Regular monthly task
10:00 - 13:00

Meeting Point: Car Park, Caversham Park Road
Map: Google    Map Ref: SU725767 (remain.hurt.chief)    Nearest Postcode: RG4 6AA    Site Information    LNR    Risk Assessment

Next task/event at this site is on 5th April

Econet/Friends of Clayfield Copse activity

Wednesday, 4th March

Fobney Island Wetland Nature Reserve
Hedgelaying
10:00 - 15:00

Meeting Point: Car Park
Map: Google    Map Ref: SU705710 (zips.dull.fields)    Nearest Postcode: RG2 0RP    Risk Assessment

Directions: The site is located near the Civic Amenity (recycling) site. From Island Road turn right into the lane opposite the Civic Amenity site entrance, we will meet in the parking area just before the bridge.

Econet/CROW (Conserve Reading on Wednesdays) activity

Saturday, 7th March

Waterloo Meadows
Site clean up
10:00 - 13:00

Meeting Point: Katesgrove Children's Centre
Map: Google    Map Ref: SU714722 (cross.taped.teeth)    Nearest Postcode: RG2 0BN    Site Information    Risk Assessment

Proposed task, details to be confirmed.

Continues tomorrow.

Next task/event at this site is on 8th March

Econet/Friends of Waterloo Meadows activity

Sunday, 8th March

Waterloo Meadows
Site clean up
10:00 - 13:00

Meeting Point: Katesgrove Children's Centre
Map: Google    Map Ref: SU714722 (cross.taped.teeth)    Nearest Postcode: RG2 0BN    Site Information    Risk Assessment

Proposed task, details to be confirmed.

Continuation of yesterday's task.

Econet/Friends of Waterloo Meadows activity

Wednesday, 11th March

Task to be arranged
10:00 - 15:00

Econet/CROW (Conserve Reading on Wednesdays) activity

Wednesday, 18th March

Task to be arranged
10:00 - 15:00

Econet/CROW (Conserve Reading on Wednesdays) activity

Saturday, 21st March

Mapledurham Playing Fields
Regular monthly task
9:30 - 13:00

Meeting Point: Community Orchard
Map: Google    Map Ref: SU700755 (skirt.thin.scope)    Nearest Postcode: RG4 7DS    Site Information    Risk Assessment

Directions: The community orchard is located near the Chazey Road entrance (which is immediately to the right as you enter Chazey Road from St Peter's Avenue).

Next task/event at this site is on 18th April

Econet/Friends of Mapledurham Playing Felds activity

Sunday, 22nd March

McIlroy Park, Tilehurst
Regular monthly task
10:00 - 13:00

Meeting Point: "The Bench"
Map: Google    Map Ref: SU678742 (pays.descended.luck)    Nearest Postcode: RG30 6XJ    Site Information    LNR    Risk Assessment

Directions: Meet at the bench overlooking Thirlmere Avenue towards the centre of the grassland area. Do not use the Tyler's Rest car park as you will be charged.

Next task/event at this site is on 26th April

Econet/Friends of McIlroy Park activity

Wednesday, 25th March

Task to be arranged
10:00 - 15:00

Econet/CROW (Conserve Reading on Wednesdays) activity

Last Updated: 17 October 2019 9:19