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 24/12/17

 Competition Gallery

 Anderton  Winter Residential

Wildlife Gallery updated 30/08/17



JANUARY 2018


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


Sunday 14th January.
Location: Hall Lee Bank Park, Westhoughton
Task: Scrub clearance and hazel coppicing. The work site is at Park Edge, Lower Landedmans, Leigh Road, Westhoughton BL5 2QQ. Lower Landedmans is just past Winnifred Kettle Health Centre.
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 18th March - EXTRA TASK
Location: Smithills Estate, Smithills
Task: Great Northern Forest Tree Plant. Be part of something BIG. The Great Northern Forest project aims to plant 50 million trees between Liverpool and Leeds over the next 25 years. This  small patch is the first of 25,000 hectares to be planted by the Woodland Trust in partnership with the Community Forest Trust and BCV are proud to be a part of it.
Meet: 9:45-10:00am, Outside 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