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.

Contact Info

To get in touch please  use the contact form or text/ring Rick on 07908 084709. If you are making your own way to the site please contact Rick on the above number.

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NOTE: Tasks can be subject to alteration, please re-check the website the day before task for any last minute changes

DECEMBER


Wednesday 11th December
Indoor Meeting: If you have something to say to the group, don't stand at the back, come and tell us. We are always happy to hear your views.
Meet: 8:00pm, inside The Sweet Green Tavern, Crook Street, Bolton BL3 6DD


Sunday 15th December
Location
: Longsight Park, Harwood
Task: Last task before Xmas so don't forget your Santa hats. Tree and pond work.The best place to park is the car park at the end of Longsight Lane. The car park is past Harwood Youth Centre and past a row of cottages and the carpark is on the right. The postcode is BL2 4JU
Meet: 9:45-10:00am, outside The Sweet Green Tavern, Crook Street, Bolton BL3 6DD


Sunday 29th December
Location
: Jumbles Country Park
Task: Last task of 2019 is hedge laying and pond work. Merry Christmas.
Meet: 9:45-10:00am, outside The Sweet Green Tavern, Crook Street, Bolton BL3 6DD


 
JANUARY 2020

Wednesday 8th January
Indoor Meeting: Our first indoor meeting of 2020.Find out what we're up to in the coming months.
Meet: 8:00pm inside The Sweet Green Tavern, Crook Street, Bolton BL3 6DD

Friday 10th January to Sunday 12th January
Location: Anderton Centre, New Road, Anderton, Chorley PR6 9HG
Task: Our first task of the year and it is the annual BCV residential weekend. We will be working in the grounds of the Anderton Centre doing all kinds of stuff. For the overnight stay accommodation is limited so let Rick know if you intend to be there. If you can't manage both days, or the overnight stay, you are very welcome to join us on either the Saturday or Sunday. On Sunday we usually finish at about 1:00pm. Meals are provided but it's a good idea to bring your own bedding/sleeping bag and appropriate clothing. Feel free to bring your own drinks but don't overdo it.
Meet: Anderton Centre 8:00pm Friday or 9:30am Saturday/Sunday


Saturday 18th January
Location: THE Chinese Buffet, Bridge Street Bolton
Task: Task: Eating and drinking. If you have enjoyed five (5) tasks or more then you eat free (but buy your own drinks), otherwise you must pay your way. Names to Rick if you wish to join in.
Meet: 7:30pm meet 8:00pm eat.


Sunday 26th January
Location: Freshfield Ave./Dunscomb Rd. near BL3 3FBGreat Lever.
Task: Continuing to clean up of Mill Hill Brook we started cleaning last summer
Meet: 9:45-10:00am, Outside The Sweet Green Tavern, Crook Street, Bolton BL3 6DD





FEBRUARY

Sunday 9th February
Location: Dunscar Woods. Park at turning circle on Blackburn Rd, near Dunscar Industrial Estate BL7 9PQ
Task: Coppicing at the Halloween wood but this time no zombies, witches or chainsaw wielding maniacs... well maybe one.
Meet: 9:45-10:00am, Outside The Sweet Green Tavern, Crook Street, Bolton BL3 6DD
Wednesday 12th February


Indoor Meeting: Annual General Meeting. Officers will deliver reports on the year's activities and there will be elections for official positions. As Colette is stepping down as Secretary the role is up for grabs.
Meet: 8:00pm inside The Sweet Green Tavern, Crook Street, Bolton BL3 6DD


Sunday 23th February
Location: Blackleach Country Park, John Street M28 3TD, Walkden.
Task: Dr John Leather Memorial Hedge Laying Competition. It's that time of year again and Bolton echoes with the sound of sharpening bill hooks. This year we return to Blackleach CP where several teams of two will fight it out for possession of the legendary Silver Bill Hook. Don't want to compete? There's still plenty to do as part of the support team.
Meet: 9:45-10:00am, Outside The Sweet Green Tavern, Crook Street, Bolton BL3 6DD




MARCH

Sunday 8th March
Location: Ouzel's Nest Quarry, Chapeltown Road. Entrance is opposite BL7 9AJ,
Task: Working on the pond(s) and footpath(s)
Meet: 9:45-10:00am, Outside The Sweet Green Tavern, Crook Street, Bolton BL3 6DD


Wednesday 11th March
Indoor Meeting: Our meeting indoors.
Meet: 8:00pm inside The Sweet Green Tavern, Crook Street, Bolton BL3 6DD


Sunday 22nd March
Location: Darcy Lever Marshes (more details to follow)
Task: Helping out the amphibs with the Amphibian and Reptile Group for South Lancashire (ARGSL).
Meet: 9:45-10:00am, Outside The Sweet Green Tavern, Crook Street, Bolton BL3 6DD