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Volunteering at Brocks Hill Country Park

Volunteers provide an essential input into the management of the Brocks Hill Country Park and Centre.

The long established midweek conservation volunteer team assists the Park Warden in fulfilling the objectives of the Country Park's management plan.

We are currently at capacity for practical volunteers at Brocks Hill, but we do have volunteering opportunities at our other green spaces in the borough: Fludes Lane and Pochins Bridge.Brocks hill volunteering

The volunteering days for these sites are every alternate Friday and Sunday of the month, running from 10am to 1pm. Tools, gloves and refreshments are all provided. Sufficient warm and waterproof clothing is always needed in winter as tasks often involve getting grubby and weather can be changeable. In summer we advise plenty of water and sun protection.

Work can include undertaking footpath maintenance, scrub control, woodland management, coppicing, litterpicking and hedgelaying.

If the practical conservation side is not for you, then why not come along and help with our monitoring projects. These include bird, bee and butterfly transects, as well as recording the trees and plants across our different sites. We also welcome volunteer photographers to capture the ever-changing environment of the sites.

Survey work is an important part of conservation management; it provides a basis for the practical conservation work we carry out.

Volunteers also help in the Centre gettting materials ready for craft activities and events. People can assist informally at Centre events, helping spread the wildlife and conservation message of Brocks Hill.

If you are interested in volunteering, please call (0116) 288 8961 or email at csc@oadby-wigston.gov.uk .

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