29/09/2016

What’s On

There are lots of fantastic environmental events happening locally every week including talks, walks and ad-hoc volunteering on conservation work parties/days and gardening activities. Please contact the event organisers for further information. Please see this page for information on the different types/descriptions of volunteering in the environmental sector.

Use the ‘categories’ to select the type of activity and the ‘tags’ for the specific themes i.e. Friendly Parks for All, a programme of activities for people with dementia and their carers.

Jan
21
Sun
Conservation Work Party with FoBC, Barnes Common
Jan 21 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join Friends of Barnes Common on their first work party for 2018!  Details will soon follow, so please check this link for updates

Jan
23
Tue
A stroll, a cuppa and a chat at Inwood Park, Hownslow
Jan 23 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Let’s Go Outside and Learn project “A stroll, a cuppa and a chat” aims to get more people in Hounslow out into the great local parks to benefit from fresh air, gentle activity and social interaction.
Different activities are planned to be flexible and to suit the group. All sessions are free and you do not have to book, but you will be asked to register on arrival. All are welcome and stroll at a pace that suits those attending.

Join in on this day at Inwood Park. Meet at the entrance of Inwood Road,  49 Inwood Rd, Hounslow TW3 1XQ, UK

 

 

Each day there is special activity involving: Bird Watching, Identify Trees, Trips to a local park, Art in the park or Spring Watch

Referrals from different agencies working in Hounslow are welcome and the programme hopes to target specially people at risk of isolation.

 

 

Community Gardening at Strawberry Hill House, Twickenham
Jan 23 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

This is a regular drop in session for those who want to improve their skills and meet fellow gardeners while helping restore Strawberry Hill House gardens to their original picturesque design.

When: Every Tuesday from 1.30pm – 3.30pm

Where: Strawberry Hill House Garden, 268 Waldegrave Road,
Twickenham, TW1 4ST

Meet at the community garden or in the poly-tunnel if wet.  Tasks involve watering, seed sowing, pruning and helping to prepare materials. Volunteers can enjoy a break with tea and biscuits

For more information about Strawberry Hill House, please click here to visit their website. 

 

Jan
24
Wed
Gardening Session at KEC, Kingston
Jan 24 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Join keen gardeners at Kingston Environmental Centre on  Wednesdays at 10:00-14:00. Meet at  1 Kingston Rd, New Malden, KT3 3PE, in the green area in front of the centre. Tools and gloves are provided so anyone who wants to take part just needs to think about suitable footwear and clothes dependant on the weather.

 

Jan
27
Sat
History of the Duke of Northumberland’s River and Mills : Information Swap with FORC
Jan 27 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
History of the Duke of Northumberland's River and Mills : Information Swap with FORC @ St John's Baptist Church hall  | England | United Kingdom

If you are interested in your local history, this event is for you. Join Friends fo the River Crane Environment (FORCE) on a talk about the Duke of Northumberland River and the mills along it’s banks. The River had several mills along it’s reach and expert Chris Hern will share his extensive knowledge. There are lots of historical clues in the local landscape and old archaeological building remains.

This is an interactive ‘Talk and information swap’ session and the group would be very pleased if you would like to share your memories of the area and it’s past, and your photographs.

The event is free but please REGISTER here so we know how many folk are coming.

Jan
30
Tue
A stroll, a cuppa and a chat at Heston Park, Hounslow
Jan 30 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Let’s Go Outside and Learn project “A stroll, a cuppa and a chat” aims to get more people in Hounslow out into the great local parks to benefit from fresh air, gentle activity and social interaction.
Different activities are planned to be flexible and to suit the group. All sessions are free and you do not have to book, but you will be asked to register on arrival. All are welcome and stroll at a pace that suits those attending.

Join in on this day at Inwood Park. Meet at Heston Park besides the outdoor gym equipment

 

 

Each day there is special activity involving: Bird Watching, Identify Trees, Trips to a local park, Art in the park or Spring Watch.

Referrals from different agencies working in Hounslow are welcome and the programme hopes to target specially people at risk of isolation.

 

 

Community Gardening at Strawberry Hill House, Twickenham
Jan 30 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

This is a regular drop in session for those who want to improve their skills and meet fellow gardeners while helping restore Strawberry Hill House gardens to their original picturesque design.

When: Every Tuesday from 1.30pm – 3.30pm

Where: Strawberry Hill House Garden, 268 Waldegrave Road,
Twickenham, TW1 4ST

Meet at the community garden or in the poly-tunnel if wet.  Tasks involve watering, seed sowing, pruning and helping to prepare materials. Volunteers can enjoy a break with tea and biscuits

For more information about Strawberry Hill House, please click here to visit their website. 

 

Jan
31
Wed
Gardening Session at KEC, Kingston
Jan 31 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Join keen gardeners at Kingston Environmental Centre on  Wednesdays at 10:00-14:00. Meet at  1 Kingston Rd, New Malden, KT3 3PE, in the green area in front of the centre. Tools and gloves are provided so anyone who wants to take part just needs to think about suitable footwear and clothes dependant on the weather.

 

Feb
3
Sat
Work Morning with Friends of School House Lane Orchard, Teddington
Feb 3 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Join the Friends of School House Lane Orchards  for a workday. The Group needs as much help as possible with conservation activities and everyone, whatever their age or experience are invited to come and join in. It’s fun, rewarding and a good chance to catch up with the neighbours!

When: Meet on every first Saturday of the month at 10am. Please contact David at david.harnden@btinternet.com as if the weather is too bad the session could be moved to Sunday instead.

Where: School House Lane Orchard School House Lane, Teddington, TW11 9DP

 

For more information go to the Friends of School House Lane Orchards website and learn more about this special community green space which has consistently won Green Flag Awards.

Feb
6
Tue
A stroll, a cuppa and a chat at Inwood Park, Hownslow
Feb 6 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Let’s Go Outside and Learn project “A stroll, a cuppa and a chat” aims to get more people in Hounslow out into the great local parks to benefit from fresh air, gentle activity and social interaction.
Different activities are planned to be flexible and to suit the group. All sessions are free and you do not have to book, but you will be asked to register on arrival. All are welcome and stroll at a pace that suits those attending.

Join in on this day at Inwood Park. Meet at the entrance of Inwood Road,  49 Inwood Rd, Hounslow TW3 1XQ, UK

 

 

Each day there is special activity involving: Bird Watching, Identify Trees, Trips to a local park, Art in the park or Spring Watch

Referrals from different agencies working in Hounslow are welcome and the programme hopes to target specially people at risk of isolation.

 

 

Community Gardening at Strawberry Hill House, Twickenham
Feb 6 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

This is a regular drop in session for those who want to improve their skills and meet fellow gardeners while helping restore Strawberry Hill House gardens to their original picturesque design.

When: Every Tuesday from 1.30pm – 3.30pm

Where: Strawberry Hill House Garden, 268 Waldegrave Road,
Twickenham, TW1 4ST

Meet at the community garden or in the poly-tunnel if wet.  Tasks involve watering, seed sowing, pruning and helping to prepare materials. Volunteers can enjoy a break with tea and biscuits

For more information about Strawberry Hill House, please click here to visit their website. 

 

🌸Green Drinks
Feb 6 @ 6:00 pm – 10:15 pm

Green Drinks on the first Tuesday of every month from 6pm at: The Eel Pie, 9-11, Church St, Twickenham TW1 3NJ

Green Drinks is a social event open to all environmentally conscious people living, working or volunteering locally. We started this local social opportunity around 10 years ago for people interested in the environment and nature to come together. We meet on the first Tuesday of each month.

We gather from about 6pm till 9ish with people dropping in and out. Sometimes we stay later and sometimes we stay till closing time. Please look for the little green drink picture on our table, shown below. Food is served in The Eel Pie so you can pop by for a soft drink and a bite to eat. Further information about Twickenham Green Drinks, can be found on SWLEN Green Drinks webpage.

There are over 100 Green Drinks networks around the world and in other locations around London, details of these can be found on the Green Drinks website. We subscribe to the Green Drinks Code.

 

Feb
7
Wed
Gardening Session at KEC, Kingston
Feb 7 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Join keen gardeners at Kingston Environmental Centre on  Wednesdays at 10:00-14:00. Meet at  1 Kingston Rd, New Malden, KT3 3PE, in the green area in front of the centre. Tools and gloves are provided so anyone who wants to take part just needs to think about suitable footwear and clothes dependant on the weather.

 

Gardening Session at Mortlake Community Association
Feb 7 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

The Mortlake Community Association runs a regular gardening session, a nice fresh air activity for outdoor enthusiasts and for those looking to improve their gardening skills and meet new people.

When: Come and have a look and join us at next sessions on Wednesdays 15 November, 6 December and 7 February, 10.30 – 11.30am. After these dates the sessions swill take place regularly on the first and third Wednesday of the month, but you are welcome to go any time to garden or sit and enjoy it.

Where: Alder Road, Mortlake, halfway down the road, behind the Scout Hut. SW14 8ER

Please click here to visit their website and learn all about the garden and other activities run by the association.

 

Feb
10
Sat
Help create a Butterfly Habitat with Friends of Ham Lands
Feb 10 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm
Help create a Butterfly Habitat with Friends of Ham Lands @ Riverside Drive by the footpath to Teddington Lock
Come and help Friends of Ham Lands improve the butterfly habitat on Ham lands.
Tasks include cutting back encroaching scrub to maintain sheltered open grassland areas and open woodland which are attractive to butterfly’s, and also maintaining some of the small footpaths through the scrub that are in danger of being overgrown.
Areas where this is necessary have been identified by local naturalists and the Council’s ecology officer.
Meet at Riverside Drive by the footpath to Teddington Lock every second Saturday of the Month at 10.30am to 1.00pm (or as long as you can stay).
Children are welcome but need to be accompanied by an adult – please bring their own gloves as only adult sized gloves are available
Tools are provided but wear working clothes including strong and water prof footwear.
Feb
11
Sun
Voluntary Sunday with FORCE
Feb 11 @ 10:30 am – 4:00 pm
Voluntary Sunday with FORCE

Join Friends of the River Crane Environment (FORCE) on the second Sunday in each month throughout the year. Work is carried out at a variety of locations in the Lower Crane Valley, and whatever age or ability , there’s something in which each individual can help. You can join for an hour, the whole day, or just say hello and find out what the group is up to. Old clothes and stout footwear are recommended.

Volunteer Sundays normally start at 10.30 and end by 16.00. If you can stay all day please bring along some lunch – Refreshments are provided

For safety reasons under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.

Location and work programme to be confirmed nearer the time.  But, add the date to your diary now!

 

Martin O’Gara
events@force.org.uk 10:30 to 16:00

Feb
13
Tue
A stroll, a cuppa and a chat at Heston Park, Hounslow
Feb 13 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Let’s Go Outside and Learn project “A stroll, a cuppa and a chat” aims to get more people in Hounslow out into the great local parks to benefit from fresh air, gentle activity and social interaction.
Different activities are planned to be flexible and to suit the group. All sessions are free and you do not have to book, but you will be asked to register on arrival. All are welcome and stroll at a pace that suits those attending.

Join in on this day at Inwood Park. Meet at Heston Park besides the outdoor gym equipment

 

 

Each day there is special activity involving: Bird Watching, Identify Trees, Trips to a local park, Art in the park or Spring Watch.

Referrals from different agencies working in Hounslow are welcome and the programme hopes to target specially people at risk of isolation.

 

 

Community Gardening at Strawberry Hill House, Twickenham
Feb 13 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

This is a regular drop in session for those who want to improve their skills and meet fellow gardeners while helping restore Strawberry Hill House gardens to their original picturesque design.

When: Every Tuesday from 1.30pm – 3.30pm

Where: Strawberry Hill House Garden, 268 Waldegrave Road,
Twickenham, TW1 4ST

Meet at the community garden or in the poly-tunnel if wet.  Tasks involve watering, seed sowing, pruning and helping to prepare materials. Volunteers can enjoy a break with tea and biscuits

For more information about Strawberry Hill House, please click here to visit their website. 

 

Feb
14
Wed
Gardening Session at KEC, Kingston
Feb 14 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Join keen gardeners at Kingston Environmental Centre on  Wednesdays at 10:00-14:00. Meet at  1 Kingston Rd, New Malden, KT3 3PE, in the green area in front of the centre. Tools and gloves are provided so anyone who wants to take part just needs to think about suitable footwear and clothes dependant on the weather.

 

Feb
20
Tue
A stroll, a cuppa and a chat at Inwood Park, Hownslow
Feb 20 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Let’s Go Outside and Learn project “A stroll, a cuppa and a chat” aims to get more people in Hounslow out into the great local parks to benefit from fresh air, gentle activity and social interaction.
Different activities are planned to be flexible and to suit the group. All sessions are free and you do not have to book, but you will be asked to register on arrival. All are welcome and stroll at a pace that suits those attending.

Join in on this day at Inwood Park. Meet at the entrance of Inwood Road,  49 Inwood Rd, Hounslow TW3 1XQ, UK

 

 

Each day there is special activity involving: Bird Watching, Identify Trees, Trips to a local park, Art in the park or Spring Watch

Referrals from different agencies working in Hounslow are welcome and the programme hopes to target specially people at risk of isolation.