GATWICK WILDLIFE DISCOVERY DAY

Saturday, 22nd June 2019 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM Gatwick Greenspace – Free Family Event  Fancy yourself a nature detective? Join the Gatwick Greenspace Partnership team and experienced local naturalists on our annual outing to find and identify as many different species of birds, bugs, plants and beasties as we can in a day. You can drop…

Upcoming task events

A list of upcoming events to get involved in. Himalayan Balsam removal – Hay raking – Stream clearance

Riverfly Invertebrate Monitoring Workshop

Group training activity to enable local conservation volunteers to monitor water quality in our rivers and streams Under the leadership of a Riverfly instructor and support from members of the environmet agency and local wildlife trusts about 12 Horley Conservation Group volunteers put on their waders and took to the Gatwick Stream in search of…

2018 report

What has the group been up to in 2018 The Horley Conservation Group (HCG) maintained a full programme of monthly tasks designed to maintain and enhance some of the green spaces mainly around the North East sector of the town.  Unfortunately there were two occasions when tasks were cancelled due to inclement weather.  Task have been…

AGM Minutes 25th March 2019 (Unapproved)

Minutes of Horley Conservation Group (HCG) AGM6.00pm Monday 25th March 2019 Trinity Oaks CoE Primary School Present: Kevin Lerwill GGP (KL), Bill Chaffe-Secretary (BC), Samantha Marshall HTC (SM), Judith Walker (JW), Trevor Walker (TW), ), Mike Botcherby (MB), Maggie Heisse(MH), Catherine Baart (CB), Catherine McNab (CMc) Apologies: Jim Marsh, Valerie Marshall Minute Ref CONTENT Action…

Committee Minutes 07 Oct 2019 (Unapproved)

6.00pm Monday 07 October 2019  Trinity Oaks CoE Primary School Present: Kevin Lerwill GGP (KL), Bill Chaffe-Secretary (BC), Simon Marshall HTC (SiM),Maggie Heisse(MH), Catherine Baart (CB), Brian Seaman (BS), Bob Fromant (BF), Jan Spratt (JS). Apologies:                  David Watts, Ian Preddy and Jim Marsh 2019/27Minutes and Actions from AGM Meeting 25 March 2019:  2019/11   No confirmed information received to date…

Tanyard Meadows

Update on actions and plans of Reigate and Banstead Borough Council – December 2018 Subject: Tanyard Meadows The following updates relate to progress with the work at Tanyard Meadows as of December 2018 All the Meadows have now been cut – the Scrub field (Two Acre Meadow) and Fieldbank Drive land parcel (Common Field) have been…

What we do

Pond maintenance, control of unwanted vegetation e.g. Himalayan Balsam or Rhododendrons, hedgerow maintenance, litter picking, water quality monitoring of our local water courses  Litter picking Coppicing Rubbish clearance Pond maintenance Control of unwanted vegetation Hedgerow maintenance All tasks meet at 0945 for 10am start. Please wear outdoor clothing and sturdy footwear. Tools and instruction provided. For details contact kevinlerwill@sussexwt.org.uk or…

Tree Health at Tanyard Pond

When we were working at Tanyard Pond recently, I noticed that one of the tall mature Beech Trees near the entrance was showing signs of fairly advanced internal decay This has since been confirmed by a local Mycologist as being Meripilus giganteus, a species of fungus which can attack the root crown and can make the tree…