CONSERVATION volunteers have received a £300 grant from an independent charity.
Members of the Chichester Conservation Volunteers (CCV) received the money from The Chestnut Fund, a charity supporting community groups and carrying out conservation projects.
The CCV group meets most Sundays and undertakes activities including coppicing, scrub clearance, and hedge laying around various sites in the Chichester area.
Working from the South Downs to the seaside, the group is ‘invaluable’ in keeping the Sussex countryside.
Members meet on most Sundays of the year to carry out countryside conservation.
The grant allowed CCV to replace old and expensive tools which were becoming difficult to maintain. Members also purchased new loppers and bowsaws – the tools most frequently used by the CCV group.
CCV welcomes new volunteers of any age or ability. No experience is required and the group can provide tools and gloves.
Members are happy to share their expertise and the group is an ideal venture for young people working towards their Duke of Edinburgh awards.
For a current programme of tasks and social events, call 01243 788833 or visit chichesterconservationvolunteers.org.uk.