The BCV's calendar for the coming months


Tasks and How to Join In

The meeting point for all tasks and indoor meetings are stated on the task calendar below. tasks are every other sunday; indoor meetings are on the second wednesday of each month, see task list below.

Remember there are no joining fees, to get involved just turn up on the day or for more information contact us via our contact form

Please wear old clothes, strong shoes, work boots or wellies, waterproofs may also be useful. tea and coffee is provided but you will need to bring a packed lunch. transport is also available for those who do not have their own.

Families are welcome but children under 14 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian, 14-16 year olds require parents permission. Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme participants seeking volunteer opportunities are welcome, contact Rick for availability of place.
 

If you are making your own way to the site please check with task co-ordinator Rick Parker on task day for last minute changes on 07908 084709.

Click here to see photos of previous tasks updated 09/12/17

 Competition Gallery

 Anderton  Winter Residential

Wildlife Gallery updated 30/08/17



DECEMBER

Don't forget to read Norman's Christmas Cheer


NOTE: Some tasks may change in the event of severe weather conditions.

Wednesday 13th December
Indoor Meeting.
Meet: 8:00 pm inside The Sweet Green Tavern, Crook Street, Bolton BL3 6DD.

Sunday 17th December
Location: Bridge Street, Horwich
Task: Coppice work. Last task before Xmas so don't forget your Santa hats.
Meet: 9:45-10:00am, outside The Sweet Green Tavern, Crook Street, Bolton BL3 6DD

Sunday 31st December
Location: Hacken Lane.
Task: Last task of 2017.
Meet: 9:45-10:00am, outside The Sweet Green Tavern, Crook Street, Bolton BL3 6DD.
 



JANUARY 2018


NOTE: Some tasks may change in the event of severe weather conditions.

Wednesday 10th January
Indoor Meeting: First things first with our first meeting of 2018.
Meet: 8:00pm inside The Sweet Green Tavern, Crook Street, Bolton BL3 6DD

Sunday 14th January.
Location: TBC
Task: Our first task will be on a Local Nature Reserve. Details to follow.
Meet: 9:45-10:00am, Outside The Sweet Green Tavern, Crook Street, Bolton BL3 6DD

Saturday 20th January
Location: Post Xmas meal at Nam Ploy, Chorley Old Road, Bolton
Task: Eating and drinking at a slap-up sit-down meal the likes of which we see but once a year. If you have enjoyed three tasks or more in 2017 then you eat free, but buy your own drinks, otherwise you must pay for both. Names to Rick if you wish to partake.
Meet: 7:00pm meet 7:30pm eat.

Friday 26th to Sunday 28th January
Location: Anderton Centre, Andreton
Task: Weekend residentials at the Anderton Centre have been a feature of BCV life since 2006, this time we will be doing all things hedge - laying, trimming and planting. Food and accommodation are provided but places are limited so names to Rick as soon as possible. If you can't make both days you're welcome to attend Saturday or Sunday, please contact for details. We will NOT be meeting at the Sweet Green on either of these days.
Meet: Anderton Centre



FEBRUARY

Sunday 11th February
Location: TBC
Task: Woodland Management
Meet: 9:45-10:00am, Outside The Sweet Green Tavern, Crook Street, Bolton BL3 6DD

Wednesday 14th February
Indoor Meeting: Like Christmas our Annual General Meeting comes but once a year. Officers will be elected and speeches will be given.

Meet: 8:00pm inside The Sweet Green Tavern, Crook Street, Bolton BL3 6DD
Sunday 26th February
Location: Hall Lee Bank Park, Westhoughton
Task: Woodland Management.
Meet: 9:45-10:00am, Outside The Sweet Green Tavern, Crook Street, Bolton BL3 6DD


 
MARCH

Sunday 11th March
Location: Anglezarke
Task: Dr John Leather Memorial Hedge Laying Competition 2018. Held in memory of our honoured hedging master, Dr John Leather, this yearly event brings together both skilled and novice competitors. The winners shall hold the Silver Bill Hook for the next 12 months and have their names carved into it with pride. Names to Rick/Tom if you wish to compete, or you can be part of the support team,
Meet: 9:45-10:00am, Outside The Sweet Green Tavern, Crook Street, Bolton BL3 6DD

Wednesday 14th March
Indoor Meeting: Our monthly meeting at Molly's pub. Magnificent.
Meet: 8:00pm inside The Sweet Green Tavern, Crook Street, Bolton BL3 6DD

Sunday 25th March
Location: TBC
Task: Adventures in a Local Nature Reserve
Meet: 9:45-10:00am, Outside The Sweet Green Tavern, Crook Street, Bolton BL3 6DD