Chineham Conservation Group

The parish of Chineham has been built around a series of ancient woodlands, linked by the common thread of Petty’s Brook and its tributaries. You may know then as Guinea Copse, Long Copse, Great Sorrels Copse and Tollhouse Meadow and Copse.

Chineham Conservation Group helps to managing these areas of ancient woodland which are so important and rich with wildlife that they have been┬ádesignated Local Nature Reserves. The work party activities can typically include coppicing, invasive species removal, or managing the brook. We’ve also been running extra occasional events, such as our summer ‘bat walk’ where we identified 7 different species of bat, just in Great Sorrell’s Copse!

Our main aims are to:

Provide opportunities for education through local involvement with schools, youth and other community groups

Preserve the natural habitat for the benefit of wildlife and the local community

Encourage local people to get involved with hands-on activities, building social engagements and community while developing and sharing knowledge and skills around nature.

Provide and improve access to the sites for the general public, especially local people!

We meet every second Saturday of the month, from 10am-12pm, and refreshments, including homemade bakes (!) are always provided. Generally meeting at the Mulberry Way entrance to Great Sorrell’s Copse, though do check our Facebook as some work parties are held elsewhere!

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