GCCV: List of tasks and events

DateTaskLocationVols
+guests
+rangers
1997...
21 DecCutting birch regrowthWestern end (1B)not recorded
1998...
22 FebBirch cuttingWestern end (1A)not recorded
22 MarBird & bat box makingBuilding 616not recorded
26 AprInstalling dragon's teethVarious locationsnot recorded
24 MayFootpath drainage & surfacingWestern endnot recorded
Fri 19 JunNightjar countVarious locationsnot recorded
19 JulBesom broom makingWestern end (1A)not recorded
08 & 09 AugFootpath drainage & surfacing with vols from Blackwater Valley GroupDrayton's Gully (1D)not recorded
18 OctBirch & gorse cuttingnot recorded
22 NovScrub clearance from pond edgePonds S of hibernaculumnot recorded
20 DecBirch cutting to form gladesWestern end (1A)not recorded
1999...
17 JanHazel coppicingPeckmoor Copse (2B)not recorded
21 MarHazard clearanceWestern endnot recorded
18 AprGuided tour in New ForestNew Forestnot recorded
Thu 17 JunNightjar countVarious locationsnot recorded
17 OctBridge buildingStream near Brackenhurst (Aldernbridge Gully)not recorded
21 NovField gateBishops Greennot recorded
19 DecRe-coppicing birchCrookham end (6A)not recorded
2000...
20 FebHedge layingNear Control Tower car park10
19 MarBirch coppicing15
Tue 06 JunNightjar countVarious locations12
16 JulHay cutting2
20 AugFootpath clearance (gorse etc.)Crookham (6A, 6B)not recorded
17 SepReedmace clearancePonds S of hibernaculum2+1
15 OctWaymarking (with BTCV)8+15
26 NovTree planting (with Rotary Club)15+15
17 DecCoppicing, BBQ afterwards15
2001...
21 JanCoppicing12
18 FebHedge plantingImmediately east of stock pen by building 616not recorded
15 JulRagwort pulling, BBQ afterwards. Last task with Dominic.Around building 616 (14, 16, 8A)not recorded
21 OctBat hibernaculum (with Newbury Rotary Club)(3E)not recorded
18 NovTree plantingCommon perimeter near hospital (C18)not recorded
16 DecMaking 32 bird nest boxesBuilding 616not recorded
2002...
20 JanErecting bird boxesWood pasture S of hibernaculum, woods further Wnot recorded
17 FebRecording bird boxesWood pasture S of hibernaculum, woods further Wnot recorded
17 MarCutting birch regrowthNE of pond above Goldfinch Bottom (8C)not recorded
21 AprClear old military sentry-walk & airbase debriswet area in SE corner (8C)not recorded
19 MayCutting birch regrowth, first task with AC-PFurther east from March site (8C)3+2
16 JunCutting gorse etc. from pathsCrookham (6A & 6B)4+1
21 JulRagwort pulling, BBQ afterwardsStock pen by building 6169+1
15 SepBat hibernaculum: Block tunnel, screen window, seal eaves. Hange curtains, tiles, boxes.(3E)5+1
20 OctCutting birch regrowthWestern end (NE corner of 1C)4+1
17 NovSycamore clearanceNorth of Goldfinch Bottom (5C)5+1
15 DecThinning & glade creation, BBQ afterwardsPlantations South of BBR (C13)8+1
2003...
19 JanThinning & glade creationPlantations S of BBR (13)7+1
16 FebRe-coppicing birchCrookham, N of central path (6A)9+1
16 MarSycamore clearance (with Scouts & leaders)N of BBR (nrs 76-80) (C13)9+14+1
27 AprBoardwalk constructionBrushwood Gully9+1
18 MayBracken cuttingW end7+1
15 JunRagwort pulling & BBQ (evening task)NE corner, S of relandscaped wetland7+1
20 JulHimalayan balsam pulling (with Scouts & leaders)N of pond above Goldfinch Bottom5+5
Sat 16 AugBracken cuttingEast of Bowdown House access road3+0
Sat 20 SepBirch & scrub cuttingW end (line of scrub between 2 heat areas)7+2
Sat 18 OctRhododendron clearanceW end (near St Gabriel's School)13+1
19 OctBirch & scrub cuttingBishop's Green (S of Basingstoke Road)7+2
14 DecThinning & glade creation, BBQ afterwardsPlantations S of BBR (13)11+2
2004...
18 JanBirch scrub clearance (with BeC)West of old silo gate6+9+1
15 FebBirch & gorse clearanceMartindale Heath4+1
21 MarBirch scrub clearance (with BeC)Western end8+7
18 AprBramble & bracken clearanceCrookham6+1
16 MayRagwort digging (with Scouts & leaders)Bioremediation heaps NE of Heads Hill8+17
20 JunFootpath clearance, nightjar count, BBQPath S from Crookham car park18+1
18 JulRural crafts day at Thatcham NDC: Car park marshalling3+1
22 AugBracken clearanceCrookham6+1
19 SepClearance for new footpath (with BeC)Crookham, S of road opposite caravan park6+9+1
17 OctThinning & glade creationPlantations S of BBR (13)8+1
21 NovBirch clearanceW end (near silo area)5+1
19 DecBonfire & birch/gorse clearanceCrookham (S of car park)15+1
2005...
16 JanWidening ride for white admiralsEast of silo gates13+1
20 FebTree & scrub clearanceWest of Brackenhurst Lane (nightjar territory)13+1
20 MarBrash burning (a), rubbish removal (b)Near fire plane (a) & bank in SE corner (b)12+1
17 AprSoil scraping for heather regenerationMartindale Heath (area recently cleared of birch)8+1
15 MayVisit to Wallingford Castle Meadows9+1
Sat 18 JunNightjar count18+1
19 JunRagwort pulling, BBQS of BBR opposite Chamberhouse farm land (18)11+1
17 JulRagwort cuttingRelandscaped wetland area11+0
21 AugBracken cuttingSouth of fire plane8+1
18 SepAlder coppicing (with Basingstoke CV)Wet flush below old sentry walk, SE area9+6
16 OctBalancing pond repairs & clearance(1) near GAMA site, (2) SE corner by boardwalk10+1
20 NovSycamore, willow & scrub clearanceImmediately S of GAMA site, E of Brackenhurst Lane20+1
18 DecTree clearance, scalloping woodland edge, BBQW of Brackenhurst Lane18+1
2006...
15 JanScrub clearanceEast of pond near Heads Hill17+1
19 FebMaking 80 bird boxes, hole type & open-frontedWorkshop17+1
19 MarTree felling, footpath clearanceCrookham, near car park18+1
21 MayBracken clearing in terrible wet weatherW of Brackenhurst Lane12+1
Sat 04 Jun June JubileeThatcham Nature Discovery Centre
18 JunRagwort pulling, BBQNear English Provender10+1
16 JulRagwort pulling (with BeC)Relandscaped wetland area9+4+1
20 AugBracken cutting (with Basingstoke CV)East of Heads Hill10+4+1
17 SepTree cutting for excavator access, filmed for BBC South TodayAround ponds south of fire plane16+1
15 OctTree & scrub clearance (with BeC)In stream gulley east of Heads Hill12+13+1
19 NovTree clearance (with BeC)Around footpahs SW of Crookham car park8+5+1
17 DecSpreading heather clippings, Christmas BBQBioremediation areas NE of Heads Hill10+2
2007...
21 JanTree/scrub clearance (with BeC)Near Crookham car park9+7+1
04 FebScrub clearance for BTCV / Greenham Community Woodland Project eventPigeons Farm6
18 FebGorse clearance (with BeC)Near Bowdown11+9+1
18 MarBirch scrub clearance (with BeC, Basingstoke CV)Sandleford5+7+3+1
15 AprRubbish burning, owl box, ponds walkWorkshop6+1
20 MayBridge repairGoldfinch Bottom10+1
10 JunRagwort pulling, BBQ, nightjar surveyNear English Provender11+1
15 JulRagwort pulling, early finish due to rainNear Control Tower3
19 AugFootpath clearanceCrookham9+1
16 SepFootpath clearance with Niko flail mowerCrookham14+1
21 OctGorse clearanceNear English Provender8+1
18 NovScrub bashing with visit from BBOWT Living Landscapes walkersNear Bowdown House10
16 DecScrub bashing (with BeC), Christmas & tenth anniversary BBQ, last task with Andy as RangerNear GAMA site12+4+1
2008...
20 JanScrub bashing, first task with Ade as RangerSlope near newt ponds10+1
17 FebTree felling (with Basingstoke CV & Air Training Corps)North of Peckmoor Copse11,4,14,1
16 MarBird boxes, yard tidy-upWorkshop6+1
20 AprMaking 26 dormouse boxes, tree tidy-upWorkshop & Control Tower car park11+1
18 Maya) Building steps, b) erecting dormouse boxes(a) Goldfinch Bottom pond, (b) Peckmoor Copse14
15 JunRagwort pulling, AGM & BBQNear Control Tower14+1
20 JunSaturday nightjar count (with others non-GCCV)6+1
20 JulVisit to Warburg3+1
17 AugInstalling dragon's teethControl Tower car park3
21 SepScrub-bashing in preparation for weed-wipingBrackenhurst Heath9+1
19 OctCoppicing, rhododendron clearance & glade creation to enhance shrub layer for dormicePeckmoor Copse13+1
16 NovClearing tall birch scrub in preparation for weed-wipingSandleford Heath7+1
21 DecClearing tall birch scrub in preparation for weed-wiping, Christmas BBQSandleford Heath13+1
2009
18 JanScrub-bashing, removal of broken field gateBishops Green8+1
15 FebFootpath clearance, rubbish clearanceNear Bowdown House6+1
15 MarImproving reptile habitatCrookham9
19 AprScrub clearance & fence repairsCrookham9+1
17 MayBird box making, scrub clearance, wildlife walkWorkshop, Control Tower car park8+1
21 JunBracken clearance, AGM & BBQPylon ride east of Heads Hill9+1
19 JulRagwort pulling (Public event including Control Tower tours)North of Control Tower7+2
16 AugBoardwalk constructionGoldfinch Bottom8+2
20 SepScrub bashingPylon ride east of Goldfinch Bottom10+1
18 OctScrub bashingWest of fire plane12
15 NovScrub bashing to creating a gap on the 1C/1B boundarySandleford Heath9+1
13 DecScrub bashing, Christmas BBQMartindale Heath12+2
2010...
31 JanScrub bashingMartindale Heath16+1
21 FebHazel coppicingPeckmoor Copse16+1
21 MarFootpath clearanceE of Heads Hill pond11+1
10 Apr(Saturday) Public event: Tenth anniversary of commons' openingControl Tower area
18 AprFootpath maintenanceS of GAMA site15+1
16 May"Living Landscape" walk led by BBOWTWestern route4
20 JunPulling Himalayan balsam, AGM & BBQEast of Thornford Road8+1
18 JulBalsam bashingEast of Thornford Road12+1
15 Auga) Balsam pulling, b) bramble trimminga) East of Thornford Road, b) Control Tower car park10
16 SepGorse & Birch bashingSandleford Heath16+1
17 OctScrub bashingBank, south of newt pond15
21 NovFelling Italian alder & holm oakPlantations near eastern cattle grid13
19 DecFelling Italian alder & holm oak, Christmas BBQPlantations near eastern cattle grid15+2
2011
16 JanBirch, willow & gorse clearanceWet flush south of Cootes track14+1
20 FebGorse & scrub clearance, rubbish removalNorth of Bury's Bank Road11+1
20 MarInstalling waymark posts"One mile walk" from Pyle Hill car park15+1
17 AprPath maintenanceInside gate opposite Pigeons Farm9+1
15 Maya) Bridge widening & path clearance, b) installing a bencha) near Brackenhurst, b) overlooking Crookham Pools10+1
19 JunVisit to Westonbirt Arboretum13+1
17 JulPulling Himalayan balsam, AGMEast of Thornford Road7+1
21 AugScrub bashingGoldfinch Bottom7
18 SepScrub bashingGoldfinch Bottom11
16 OctScrub bashingBrackenhurst Heath16
20 NovScrub bashingAldernbridge Heath12+1
18 DecTree & scrub bashing, Christmas BBQBishop's Green12+1
2012
15 JanScrub bashingBishop's Green12+1
19 FebHazel coppicingPeckmoor Copse17+1
18 MarDead hedgingPeckmoor Copse14
15 AprFence repairsPeckmoor Copse etc.11+1
20 MayScrub bashing and pulling birch seedlingsCrookham9
17 JunBoardwalk and waymark refurbishment, footpath clearanceCrookham16+1
15 JulWaymark posts refurbishment, AGM & BBQCentral area12
19 AugBramble clearance, meadow rakingControl Tower car park9
16 SepScrub clearance to open up a south-facing bank for reptiles etc.Martindale Heath11
21 OctScrub clearanceSandleford Heath13+1
18 NovScrub clearanceBishop's Green15+1
16 DecTree & scrub bashing, Christmas BBQSandleford Heath11+1
2013
20 JanTask cancelled due to snow
17 FebScrub bashingAldernbridge Heath10+1
17 MarScrub bashingEast of GAMA site4
21 AprFootpath drainage improvementsSouth of GAMA site5+1
19 MayFootpath clearance & drainage improvementsSouth of GAMA site8+1
16 JunTimber edging to footpath, rhododendron clearanceSouth of GAMA site7+1
21 JulPulling Himalayan balsam, AGM & BBQEast of Thornford Road7+1
18 AugClearing dead weed-wiped birchBrackenhurst Heath4
15 SepClearing sycamoreSouth of A339 (Subcompartment 4A)8
20 OctClearing sycamoreNorth of Heads Hill (Subcompartment 5C)9
17 NovScrub bashingSubcompartment 5D12
15 DecTree & scrub bashing, Christmas BBQCompartment 510+1
2014
19 JanScrub bashingSandleford Heath11+1
16 FebScrub bashing to connect two gladesSubcompartment 5D11
16 MarClearing Italian alderCompartment 1318
27 AprFence repairsCompartment 187+1
18 MayFence and gate maintenanceOld Thornford Road14+1
15 JunFence clearanceSouthern edge of Peckmoor Copse (alongside A339)7+1
20 JulFencing (intermediate posts) and footpath clearance, AGM & BBQSubcompartment 17B near Bowdown House7+1
17 AugClearance around seasonal pondsSubcompartment 7D6+1
21 SepClearance around seasonal pondsSubcompartment 7D9+1
19 OctTree clearanceSubcompartment 4B (Bishops Green Heath)12+1
16 NovTree & bracken clearance, heather cuttingSubcompartment 4B (Bishops Green Heath)12+1
21 DecItalian alder clearance, Christmas BBQCompartment 1410+1
2015
18 JanItalian alder clearanceCompartment 1413+2
15 FebItalian alder & scrub clearance, Best Practice Review5D/8B boundary8+2
15 MarItalian alder & scrub clearance5D/8B boundary7+1
19 AprInstalling signs and dragon's teethBowdown, Bishops Green, Brackenhurst, car park6+1
17 MayPothole repairs, signage, path clearanceCrookham car park7+1
21 JunPulling Himalayan balsam, AGM & BBQ5B East of Thornford Road8+1
19 JulGate repairs, bramble cutting, refurbishing storeWorkshop area9+1
16 AugRagwort pulling and hay rakingFlagpole area and Audrey's Meadow10
20 SepArboretum visitNational Trust Winkworth Arboretum11
18 OctCoppicing, repairing dead hedging, burning brash from chainsaw trainingPeckmoor Copse11
15 NovPond dredging, boardwalk mesh, steps repair, footpath clearanceAbove Goldfinch Bottom16+1
20 DecBirch and bracken clearance, Christmas BBQBishops Green Heath18+1
2016
17 JanBirch and bracken clearanceBishops Green Heath16
21 FebScrub bashing and heather scrapesSubcompartment 5D13
20 MarTree and scrub clearanceAbove Goldfinch Bottom13
17 AprWaymark posts, path clearance, boardwalk maintenanceHeads Hill, Goldfinch Bottom, Brushwood Gully16+1
15 MayWaymark posts, path clearance, removing old signageCompartment 69+1
19 JunPulling small yellow balsam, footpath clearanceCompartments 17 & 610
17 JulFootpath clearance, AGM & BBQEast of Heads Hill pond8+1
21 AugFootpath clearance& bracken controlBishops Green Heath13
18 Sep(1) Footpath clearance, (2) Italian alder removal & gate installation(1) Compartment 6, (2) Estovers12
16 OctFootpath clearanceCompartment 613+1
20 NovTree and scrub clearance, with ScoutsSubcompartment 5A Martindale12+?+1
18 DecTree and scrub clearance, Christmas BBQSubcompartment 1C Sandleford17+1
2017
15 JanScrub clearance and heather scrapesSubcompartment 4B Bishops Green Heath8+1
19 FebScrub clearance (with Scouts, leaders & parents)Subcompartment 7D14+19+2
19 MarPyle Hill car park Dragon's teeth, sightline clearance, gorse stumpsCompartments 15 & 1113
23 AprFence clearance and repairsSubcompartments 3A & 3B21
21 MayFire plane pond clearance, footpath clearance, fire beater standSubcompartments 16 & 320
18 JunPyle Hill car park landscaping, path clearance, AGM & BBQPyle Hill car park & nearby paths13+1
16 JulCar park veg cutback, ragwort pulling, hay makingCar park, east of Control Tower, Audrey's Meadow14
20 AugFence & gate repairs, gravel track repairsControl Tower car park area & Subcompartment 8C10
17 SepFootpath & willow scrub clearanceHeads Hill pond area15+1
15 OctTree & scrub clearanceAldernbridge Gully5+1
19 NovTree & scrub clearanceBalancing pond east of GAMA14+1
17 DecTree & scrub clearance, Christmas BBQPlantation near eastern cattle grid16+1
2018
21 JanScrub clearanceCable ride in Subcompartment 5C13
18 FebScrub clearanceCable ride in Subcompartment 5C19
18 MarDragon's teeth, railing, scrapingPyle Hill car park6+1
15 AprClearing fire plane pond, path clearance, Marking a butterfly transectFire plane area17
20 MayFence clearance and repairsControl Tower car park area13
17 JunGate post, painting, path clearance, AGM & BBQControl Tower car park area9+1
15 JulFence clearance & repairs, path clearance, bracken cuttingPeckmoor Copse16
19 AugBox strainer repairs & path clearanceOpposite Pigeons Farm footpath11+1
16 SepPond clearance & boardwalk repairHeads Hill pond7
21 OctBirch scrub clearanceMartindale Heath21
18 NovBirch scrub clearance, bracken litter clearance, scrapesBishops Green Heath13
16 DecBirch & Italian alder clearance, Christmas BBQCrookham Pools23
2019
20 JanBirch clearance & bracken thatch removal5C next to Cootes track18
20 FebBirch clearance & bracken thatch removal (with Scouts, leaders & parents)5C next to Cootes track12+19+1
17 MarFootpath clearance & boardwalk repair5C & 5D10
28 AprFootpath clearance, drainage, pond dam & bridge repair5C17
19 May 2019Footpath clearance, fence repair, heather scrapesBowdown12
16 JunFootpath, boardwalk, steps & info board maintenance, clearing hemlock water dropwortAudrey's Meadow7
21 JulBracken thatch clearanceBishops Green8
18 AugHimalayan balsam, rebuilding an info lecternCompartments 5B & 67
15 SepItalian alder clearanceC13 plantations & C18 Crookham Pools13
20 OctBirch and some gorse clearance3B south of the newt ponds15


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