Work Parties - Please can you help?

The schedule of bankside work parties for 2022 has been added to the Calendar section of the website including joining instructions and health and safety information. Please can you help?


As advised to members in the Spring 2022 newsletter, the more members who volunteer for the ‘Work Parties’ the better. Please don’t leave it to the Committee and the small group of a dozen or so general members, (some of whom are rather elderly), who turn out religiously, every available year, for your benefit. Come and help! Otherwise the few, who can only do so much, will simply cover the beat(s) which they fish. Click here to view the calendar


April


23rd April (10.00 - 14.00) - Litter Pick at Cocken

24th April (10.00 - 14.00) Hogweed Cutting at Cocken & Harbour House

30th April (10.00-14.00) - Litter Pick at Harbour House


May

1st May (10.00 - 14.00) Hogweed Cutting at Cocken & Harbour House

7th May (10.00-14.00) - Litter Pick at Cong Burn

8th May (10.00 - 14.00) - Giant Knotweed Spraying at Great Lumley

15th May (10.00 - 14.00) - Giant Knotweed Spraying at Great Lumley


Litter Picking

For the Cocken and Harbour House Litter Picks, please meet at 9:30am at the Riverside Park car-park, (near the roundabout, next to the children’s play area) and for the Cong Burn Litter Pick please meet at 9:45am at CDAC’s Cong Burn

car-park. You will be supplied with litter pickers and bags. On all three occasions, please wear appropriate clothing.


Hogweed Cutting

On both occasions, please meet at 9:30am at the Riverside Park car-park, (near the roundabout, next to the children’s play area) where you will be briefed on the risks associated with the cutting of Giant Hogweed, before travelling to the sites. Please wear appropriate clothing and bring your spade.


Hogweed & Japanese Knotweed Spraying

On both occasions, please meet between 9:30am ~ 9:45am at the electronic access gate. Help from anyone who has a PA6 qualification for back-pack sprayers would be greatly appreciated. There is a lot of Giant Hogweed and some Japanese Knotweed along this stretch which requires spraying. Spare back-pack sprayers will be provided, if required. PPE will also be provided. This will include, gloves, face shield and coverall, hand wipes, eye-wash and sanitiser. You will need wellingtons or waders and all herbicide will be provided on the day.









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