Volunteers wanted to help maintain Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
20th January 2014
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If you are someone who likes the outdoor life, fresh air and exercise then Wayne Sedgwick, Senior Community Ranger for Cheltenham Borough Council, would love to hear from you.

The Council is very grateful for the help they have received from the Friends of Leckhampton Hill and Charlton Kings Common (FOLK).  These volunteers gave over 1,000 hours of their valuable time to help maintain the lovely landscapes on Leckhampton Hill and Charlton Kings Common.

The volunteers each give around 3-4 hours, 3 times a month, to assist with several projects on Leckhampton Hill and Charlton Kings Common.

Examples of the tasks they undertake are to clear scrub and trees, open up grassy areas, maintain pathways and existing rights of way, and help to clear litter from existing grassland.

Wayne Sedgwick, said of the volunteers: “We are very fortunate to have such a large group of volunteers. With their help we are really able to get on with making improvements as well as with on going maintenance. Their help is invaluable and without it would be difficult to maintain the status quo between the scrub re-growth and the grassland that we are attempting to restore."

FOLK Work Party Co-ordinator, Mike Donnelly, added: “We have had a very rewarding year, with an increase in volunteer hours on last year and have completed a number of planned scrub clearance projects.”

If you would like to be a part of this team of like-minded individuals then please contact Wayne Sedgwick on 01242 774511 or email wayne.sedgwick@cheltenham.gov.uk.

Alternatively you can contact Mike Donnelly on: 01242 238790.

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