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SSCG ‘Hands-On-Day’ 3rd July

June 19, 2010

Dear All,

This year’s  Sussex & Surrey Coppice Group Hands On Day will be on July 3rd. in Fernhurst.

To add yourself to the list of people invited, please e-mail your details (name, e-mail, or address etc.) by Sunday Evening 20th June at . If there are specific questions or requests feel free to call me on 07743 16 44 22.
For those that have not attended before here is the general outline:

Demonstrations are ten a penny; this is an opportunity to actually say ‘I fancy trying that’ and getting your hands dirty.
It is also a chance to try new techniques and meet/’network’ with other coppice workers, as well as discuss forthcoming events such as the Earthburn (two-tier, 12-15 tonnes, not seen in the UK since 1995) and associated courses running for a week from August 11th, and the South East Coppice Conference being held 6th – 8th October, to name but two.
It is not restricted to full, or even part-time coppice workers, like-minded friends and family are most welcome.
If there is something you would like to do or see, please drop me a line direct and I’ll try to arrange it.
The schedule runs like this:
Arrive Friday evening or Saturday morning as you see fit. Friday evening will be setting up and self-catering.
Camping is the norm.

Saturday     10.00 we kick off
                        12.30 we have a tools auction where pretty much anything goes from water-bowsers to

                                     tree-tubes, why not bring something to sell…                 

                        13.30 BBQ lunch with proper vegetarian options, soft drinks etc. provided by the SSCG
                        14.30 we get our hands dirty again
                        18.30 BBQ/Hog Roast/vegetarian options etc etc provided by Dave Rossney at £5.00/head
                                     then eat, drink, make merry and camp the night, or leave when you feel like it.

Sunday        Clear up and clear off!
Other bits to note:

  • We will have water on tap and loos on site including one disabled access loo.
    We will probably have New Forest Ice Cream on sale during the day, essential in my opinion if the sun is out!
    Self catering is fine and drinks are bring your own

Coppice workers will be asked to fill out a questionnaire which helps us to justify holding the event.
I hope this all makes sense.
John Sinclair
Sussex & Surrey Coppice Group.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. nick baxter DCC permalink
    July 3, 2011 9:53 am

    Hi John,
    could you pl;ease email me your address so I can post the cd of some 250 plus photos I took of the “Hands on Day” 2011?

    Many Thanks for a great day …..great to see and talk with all of you!

    Many Thanks

    Nick Baxter


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