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Volunteer Saturday 8th May 2021

Here is Jonathan’s message

Hello All,

The Fairfield Association’s next monthly Saturday volunteer session will be held on May 8th using social distancing to maintain safety.
People will work in teams of up to six and there will be staggered start times. Volunteers must maintain a two metre distance at all times.
The meeting place will be the Orchard stump circle and not the shed.

To facilitate, expedite, make smooth the path toward and generally help Ian Procter get his head around what arrangements to make, he’ll need to know how many of you are planning to come along.
If you intend to attend, please could you let him know – either at sysaf123@gmail.com or 07811 970595 – by noon, Thursday 6th May.
He will allocate people to teams and start times and inform you no later than noon on Friday. Remember we can no longer provide refreshments so please bring your own.

Two main jobs await your volunteering pleasure on Saturday:
* Cleaning and weeding round the safety surfaces in the playground.
* Continuing work digging out nettles in Pony Wood.

Very best wishes to you,
Jonathan.

Fairfield volunteering Saturday 10th April 2021

Here is Jonathan’s message

Hello All,
The Fairfield Association’s monthly Saturday volunteer sessions will resume on April 10th using social distancing to maintain safety.
People will work in teams of up to six and there will be staggered start times. Volunteers must maintain two metre distance at all times.
The meeting place will be the Orchard stump circle and not the shed.
To facilitate this we need to know the numbers planning to attend. Please could you let Ian Procter know by noon, Thursday 8th April.
Ian will then allocate people to teams and start times and inform volunteers no later than noon on Friday.
Ian can be contacted via email, like so: sysaf123@gmail.com
Or you can contact him via the miracle of modern telephony over at the Volunteer Co-ordination Helpdesk, which is: 07811 970595
We have two main jobs on the Saturday:
* Burning the brash stored alongside the Fauna path.
* Moving brash into the ‘wild’ section of the Orchard to block the recently much overused path. This will once again preserve the area for wildlife.
Very best wishes,
Jonathan.

Fairfield group volunteering

Here is Jonathan’s mesage

Hello All,

The Fairfield Saturday volunteering session which was scheduled for this coming Saturday, February 13th, is cancelled.
Given the current national lockdown, the Association has suspended group volunteering so the session will not take place. We plan to review the situation in early March.

In the meantime, Ian has requested that I pass on his best wishes to all our volunteers and hope that you all keep safe and well. To which I’d like to add, as I believe the young people say nowadays, “Same.”

Until next time,
Jonathan

Volunteer session Saturday 9th January 2021

Here is Jonathan’s email

Hello and a very happy New Year to you.
I hope you safe and well.

The Fairfield Association continues to run volunteer sessions under our revised  ‘dispersed group protocol’. The next Saturday morning session will take place on December 12th. The Tier 4 Covid restrictions continue to allow people to do voluntary work but they must follow social distancing. This we achieve by:
* Maintaining a 2 metre rule throughout our sessions.
* Limiting Work Teams to a maximum of six.
* Teams have staggered start times, keep separate and have separate breaks.
* The meeting place is the Orchard Stump Circle rather than the more confined shed.
In order to facilitate this volunteers must  ‘book in’ with the Volunteer Organiser (Ian) if they plan to attend. To do this please email or text Ian no later than noon Thursday at:
sysaf123@gmail.com
07811 970 595
Ian will then allocate you to a team, a start time and indicate what tools you might bring if you wish to use your own. Please bring your own refreshment.

Tasks for this Saturday, 9th January, are:

* Extracting and burning the brash from the stock fence alongside the Hay Meadow.
* Replacing a number of broken fence posts.
* Willow pruning alongside the Fauna path.

Best wishes,
Jonathan.

Volunteering session Saturday 12th December 2020

Here is Jonathan’s message

Hello All,

 

The next Saturday morning volunteer session at Fairfield Orchard, Fauna and Flora takes  place on December 12th at 10.00am.

The Fairfield Association continues to run volunteer sessions under our revised  ‘dispersed group protocol’. Note that Government guidance on the ‘rule of six’ and mixing with other households is quite clear that ‘work or the provision of voluntary or charitable services’ is not restricted but must follow social distancing. This we achieve by:

* Maintaining a 2 metre rule throughout our sessions.

* Limiting work Teams to a maximum of six.

* Teams have staggered start times, keep separate and have separate breaks.

* The meeting place is the Orchard Stump Circle rather than the more confined shed.

In order to facilitate this volunteers must  ‘book in’ with the Volunteer Organiser (Ian) if they plan to attend. To do this please email or text Ian no later than noon Thursday at:

sysaf123@gmail.com

07811 970 595

Ian will then allocate you to a team, a start time and indicate what tools you might bring if you wish to use your own. Please bring your own refreshment.

 

Tasks for Saturday are:

* Clearing leaves from the track from Sunnyside to the Orchard and all around the shed. Tidying work in the Orchard. Mick will lead this team.

* Pony Wood work. Clearing away rank grass patches in Pony Wood. Removing  an old section of fence. Some sapling planting. Graham to lead this team

* Extracting the brash from the stock fence alongside the Hay Meadow. Ian is to lead this team. If there are not enough to form a full third team –  replacing fallen bird and bat boxes.

 

Best wishes to you,