Andy and Jane Jowitt, joint Community Engagement Officers for Foxearth Meadows Nature Reserve, run by the Christian Charity, A Rocha (ARUK) have been in touch about the opening up of the reserve They say,
” There is a lot of practical work to be done on site to execute the management plan for the reserve, and so we’re happy that after a four month break we’re now able to re-start our weekly work parties. Covid-19 restrictions will affect what we do, and we will be working at tasks which allow for social distancing and maintaining social distancing when we relax for refreshment breaks.
Volunteers will be asked to bring their own refreshments. If people have thorn-proof work gloves and safety footwear, please bring them. Otherwise unused work gloves and sterilised safety wellies can be provided. We will practise a careful hygiene regime as directed by Mark, the reserve manager.
We trust that all this will not mar the friendly atmosphere of our work parties. We’ll arrange jobs (some lighter, some heavier) to suit whoever is able to come.
Work parties generally take place on a Friday. We start at 10.00 am, and people work through the morning, or longer if they are able.
First date: Friday, 24 July, and then every week from Friday, 7 August. ”
Andy and Jane hope that you will be able to join in and look forward to meeting you. They say that in the present circumstances, it is important that you contact Mark to let him know you are able to come, so that he can manage numbers and tasks in a safe way. (Tel. 07548 209652 or e-mail [email protected])