Commmon Blue - 2023-06-11

Get Outside! - Enjoy the sunshine!

Saturday 17 June 2023
10:00 to 12:00

We're back at Hampton Heath this weekend for some gentle conservation work. At this time of year there is generally a little less to do on Hampton Heath, but ongoing tasks:

  • Litter - New littering is reassuringly low (unless it’s just hidden in the undergrowth), but there’s always some, and the surrounding streets are as bad as ever.

  • Refugia - We still have the last of the coppiced wood to cut and stack

  • Paths - Continuing to tackle the spreading bramble, and in some places high, coarse grasses too.

  • Wildlife recording - always a great excuse to get outside and into nature... totally relaxing AND essential to building the picture of nature in the Borough

  • Informal wooden seats and signs… if we can, move some of the previously cut oak rounds to public areas - and (hopefully) reduce people’s desire to move the reptile survey tiles

Or just come and say hello, take it easy, have a chat!

WHEN: From 10am SATURDAY (17th June) until around midday.

WHERE: Meet at the goalpost, rear of David Lloyd as usual. Over to David Lloyd for free tea/coffee or cold drinks at around 12.

WHO: Anyone and everyone. As always, please bring some protective gloves, sensible footwear, SUNSCREEN, drinking water etc. and children must be accompanied.

WHAT: We provide the litter-pickers/bags as always, and I will bring as many tools as I can, but if you have your own secateurs, loppers, mattock or hedge trimmer (battery), please do bring them along.


Don’t forget, you can subscribe to the Hampton Heath Friends calendar for up to date information in your Outlook or Calendar app. and we have further information on our website.

Contact Art Gelling
[email protected]
Behind David Lloyd, Hampton: Staines Road
(view map)