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Econet Programme November 2017 - January 2018

November 2017

Wednesday, 1st November

Rushall Farm, Bradfield
Coppicing
10:00 - 15:00

Meeting Point: Black Barn, Rushall Manor Farm
Maps: Bing Google Streetmap    Map Ref: SU583723     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.

General Information and Contacts

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

Econet/CROW (Conserve Reading on Wednesdays) task

Sunday, 5th November

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

Meeting Point: Car Park, Caversham Park Road
Maps: Bing Google Streetmap    Map Ref: SU725767    Nearest Postcode: RG4 6AA    Site Information    Risk Assessment

General Information and Contacts

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

Econet/Friends of Clayfield Copse task

Wednesday, 8th November

Hosehill Lake, Theale
Hedgelaying
10:00 - 15:00

Meeting Point: Fox and Hounds
Maps: Bing Google Streetmap    Map Ref: SU650697     Nearest Postcode: RG7 4BE    Site Information    Risk Assessment

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

General Information and Contacts

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

Econet/CROW (Conserve Reading on Wednesdays) task

Wednesday, 15th November

Brookfields School, Tilehurst
Wildlife area maintenance
10:00 - 15:00

Meeting Point: Sage Road
Maps: Bing Google Streetmap    Map Ref: SU662754    Nearest Postcode: RG31 6GG    Risk Assessment

Directions: Meet at the school entrance in Sage Road, off Knowlsey Road. Please park outside the school.

In addition to general tidying and cutting back we may also attempt to remove some of the vegetation which is in danger of overwhelming the pond.

Wellies recommended.

General Information and Contacts

Econet/CROW (Conserve Reading on Wednesdays) task

Saturday, 18th November

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

Meeting Point: Community Orchard
Maps: Bing Google Streetmap    Map Ref: SU700755    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).

General Information and Contacts

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

Econet/Friends of Mapledurham Playing Felds task

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

Meeting Point: Katesgrove Children's Centre
Maps: Bing Google Streetmap    Map Ref: SU714722    Nearest Postcode: RG2 0BN    Site Information    Risk Assessment

General Information and Contacts

Next task/event at this site is on 17th January

Econet/Friends of Waterloo Meadows task

Wednesday, 22nd November

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

Meeting Point: Top Car Park
Maps: Bing Google Streetmap    Map Ref: SU586638    Nearest Postcode: RG7 4PW    Site Information    Risk Assessment

Directions: The site entrance is off the A340 south of Aldermaston, near Youngs Industrial Estate. Follow signs to Top Car Park.

*** Change to previously advertised information.

General Information and Contacts

Next task/event at this site is on 20th December

Econet/CROW (Conserve Reading on Wednesdays) task

Sunday, 26th November

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

Meeting Point: "The Bench"
Maps: Bing Google Streetmap    Map Ref: SU678742    Nearest Postcode: RG30 6XJ    Site Information    Risk Assessment

Directions: Meet at the bench overlooking Thirlmere Avenue towards the centre of the grassland area.

Note: Do not use the Tyler's Rest car park as you will be charged.

Please call Chris on (0118) 941 7818 if you intend joining this task so we can insure there are sufficient tools and if you are unfamiliar with the site, arrange for you to be met.

General Information and Contacts

Next task/event at this site is on 28th January

Econet/Friends of McIlroy Park task

Wednesday, 29th November

Lavell's Lake, Hurst
Hedgelaying
10:00 - 15:00

Meeting Point: Sandford Lane Car Park
Maps: Bing Google Streetmap    Map Ref: SU786726    Nearest Postcode: RG10 0SU    Site Information    Risk Assessment

Directions: Car park is opposite the entrance to the Activity Centre.

General Information and Contacts

Econet/CROW (Conserve Reading on Wednesdays) task

Econet Programme December 2017 - January 2018

December 2017

Sunday, 3rd December

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

Meeting Point: Car Park, Caversham Park Road
Maps: Bing Google Streetmap    Map Ref: SU725767    Nearest Postcode: RG4 6AA    Site Information    Risk Assessment

General Information and Contacts

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

Econet/Friends of Clayfield Copse task

Wednesday, 6th December

Wokefield Common
Birch clearance
10:00 - 15:00

Meeting Point: Car Park
Maps: Bing Google Streetmap    Map Ref: SU653661    Nearest Postcode: RG7 3FL    Site Information    Risk Assessment

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

General Information and Contacts

Econet/CROW (Conserve Reading on Wednesdays) task

Friday, 8th December

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

*** Task not on usual task day. Change to usual task time.

General Information and Contacts

Econet/CROW (Conserve Reading on Wednesdays) task

Saturday, 9th December

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

Maps: Bing Google Streetmap    Map Ref: SU710748    Nearest Postcode: RG4 7AD    Site Information    Risk Assessment

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

Econet event

Wednesday, 13th December

Hosehill Lake, Theale
Hedgelaying and scrub clearance
10:00 - 15:00

Meeting Point: Fox and Hounds
Maps: Bing Google Streetmap    Map Ref: SU650697     Nearest Postcode: RG7 4BE    Site Information    Risk Assessment

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

We aim to complete laying the hedge upon which work started in November and begin clearing scrub from the Butterfly Bank.

General Information and Contacts

Next task/event at this site is on 10th January

Econet/CROW (Conserve Reading on Wednesdays) task

Saturday, 16th December

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

Meeting Point: Community Orchard
Maps: Bing Google Streetmap    Map Ref: SU700755    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).

General Information and Contacts

Next task/event at this site is on 20th January

Econet/Friends of Mapledurham Playing Felds task

Wednesday, 20th December

Paices Wood Country Park, Aldermaston
Woodland management
10:00 - 15:00

Meeting Point: Main Car Park
Maps: Bing Google Streetmap    Map Ref: SU586638    Nearest Postcode: RG7 4PW    Site Information    Risk Assessment

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

General Information and Contacts

Econet/CROW (Conserve Reading on Wednesdays) task

Wednesday, 27th December

Padworth Common
Scrub clearance
10:00 - 15:00

Meeting Point: Car Park, Rectory Road
Maps: Bing Google Streetmap    Map Ref: SU619647    Nearest Postcode: RG7 4JB    Site Information    Risk Assessment

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

Volunteers with West Berkshire Countryside Society are invited to join us for this task.

General Information and Contacts

Econet/CROW (Conserve Reading on Wednesdays) task

Econet Programme January 2018

January 2018

Wednesday, 3rd January

Kings Meadow
Willow harvest
10:00 - 15:00

Meeting Point: Napier Road
Maps: Bing Google Streetmap    Map Ref: SU723738    Nearest Postcode: RG1 8AB    Site Information    Risk Assessment

Directions: Meet at site entrance off Napier Road (the road leading to Tesco's) next to the 'blue' apartments.

General Information and Contacts

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

Econet/CROW (Conserve Reading on Wednesdays) task

Sunday, 7th January

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

Meeting Point: Car Park, Caversham Park Road
Maps: Bing Google Streetmap    Map Ref: SU725767    Nearest Postcode: RG4 6AA    Site Information    Risk Assessment

General Information and Contacts

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

Econet/Friends of Clayfield Copse task

Wednesday, 10th January

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

Meeting Point: Fox and Hounds
Maps: Bing Google Streetmap    Map Ref: SU650697     Nearest Postcode: RG7 4BE    Site Information    Risk Assessment

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

General Information and Contacts

Econet/CROW (Conserve Reading on Wednesdays) task

Wednesday, 17th January

Waterloo Meadows
Hedgelaying
10:00 - 15:00

Meeting Point: Elgar Road South
Maps: Bing Google Streetmap    Map Ref: SU715719    Nearest Postcode: RG2 0BW    Site Information    Risk Assessment

Directions: Signed entrance to site with height barrier is on left of Elgar Road South, approx. 400 yards after leaving Basingstoke Road

General Information and Contacts

Next task/event at this site is on 20th January

Econet/CROW (Conserve Reading on Wednesdays) task

Saturday, 20th January

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

Meeting Point: Community Orchard
Maps: Bing Google Streetmap    Map Ref: SU700755    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).

General Information and Contacts

Next task/event at this site is on 17th February

Econet/Friends of Mapledurham Playing Felds task

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

Meeting Point: Katesgrove Children's Centre
Maps: Bing Google Streetmap    Map Ref: SU714722    Nearest Postcode: RG2 0BN    Site Information    Risk Assessment

General Information and Contacts

Next task/event at this site is on 17th February

Econet/Friends of Waterloo Meadows task

Wednesday, 24th January

Task to be arranged
10:00 - 15:00

General Information and Contacts

Econet/CROW (Conserve Reading on Wednesdays) task

Sunday, 28th January

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

Meeting Point: "The Bench"
Maps: Bing Google Streetmap    Map Ref: SU678742    Nearest Postcode: RG30 6XJ    Site Information    Risk Assessment

Directions: Meet at the bench overlooking Thirlmere Avenue towards the centre of the grassland area.

Note: Do not use the Tyler's Rest car park as you will be charged.

Please call Chris on (0118) 941 7818 if you intend joining this task so we can insure there are sufficient tools and if you are unfamiliar with the site, arrange for you to be met.

General Information and Contacts

Next task/event at this site is on 25th February

Econet/Friends of McIlroy Park task

Wednesday, 31st January

Task to be arranged
10:00 - 15:00

General Information and Contacts

Econet/CROW (Conserve Reading on Wednesdays) task

Our programme for the coming weeks will be published shortly.

Last Updated: 18 November 2017 18:19