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.

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JANUARY 2019

Our next BCV Rambles walk is on 20th January. see BCV Rambles page for more info.


Sunday 27th January
Location: Moses Gate Country Park.
Task: Dr John Leather Memorial Hedge Laying Competition. Who will cut down the opposition? Who will stake their claim? Who will lift the silver bill hook in victory? Who knows? It could be you. For none competitors there will also be planting and other activities.
Meet: 9:45-10:00am, Outside The Sweet Green Tavern, Crook Street, Bolton BL3 6DD



FEBRUARY

Sunday 10th February
Location: Ravenden Clough, Smithills Hall
Task: Continuing our rhododendron cutting and footpath work at the historic site.
Meet: 9:45-10:00am, Outside The Sweet Green Tavern, Crook Street, Bolton BL3 6DD


Wednesday 13th February
Indoor Meeting: Our AGM is here again. Reports will be read, officers will be elected, ferrets will be stroked (if available). We've got it all going on. See Code of Conduct page for list of posts and current officers 
Meet: 8:00pm inside The Sweet Green Tavern, Crook Street, Bolton BL3 6DD


Friday 22nd to Sunday 24th February
Location: Anderton Centre.
Task: BCV Return to its home from home. A weekend of tasks in the grounds of the Anderton Centre.There is limited accommodation for those staying over, but volunteers are welcome to attend on Saturday or Sunday or both uring the daytime. Contact Rick for more information.
Meet: At the Anderton Centre.




MARCH

Sunday 10th March
Location: Walker Fold Wood
Task: Re-planting trees lost during the great fire of Winter Hill in 2018.
Meet: 9:45-10:00am, Outside The Sweet Green Tavern, Crook Street, Bolton BL3 6DD


Wednesday 13th March
Indoor Meeting: After a busy winter we begin to plan for a busy spring.
Meet: 8:00pm inside The Sweet Green Tavern, Crook Street, Bolton BL3 6DD


Sunday 24th March
Location: TBC
Task: Woodland management on a local nature reserve in Bolton.
Meet: 9:45-10:00am, Outside The Sweet Green Tavern, Crook Street, Bolton BL3 6DD