Scrub Bashing Group

Peter Haldane, our Wildlife and Conservation Officer, has set up a working group for volunteers to help him with cutting back scrub and invasive saplings on our heathland.

This is a great way to get involved in conservation work. Not only is scrub clearance an essential and fundamental part of our work here to protect the heathland, it's a great way to keep fit!

The Group meets outside the Windmill and Peter provides all the tools and gloves needed.

If you'd like to join in, please do contact him by e-mail peter@wpcc.org.uk or call on 020 8788 7655.

Find dates for future scrub-bashing sessions on our Events Page


Work Groups

Peter also organises work days for local schools, charities, businesses or groups - these are great team building activities and give organisations a great way of putting something back into their local environment. Contact Peter for further information. 


One of the biggest problems we have, and one of the most expensive to deal with, is litter on the Commons. Our small team do a great job in dealing with the worst of it but if you wanted to help when you are out on your walk, we can provide you with a litter stick and a black bag!  Contact Peter Haldane for more information.

Wildlife Monitoring

Do you have any skills in identifying flora or fauna?

As we step up our monitoring on the Commons we are increasingly in need of more volunteers to help us with
regular monitoring of our wildlife – whether it be birds, beetles, butterflies or plants and flowers. Ideally, it would
be helpful if you already have skills for id’ing in your chosen field, but we could look to provide some training
if enough people are interested.

Do you already collate data on the Commons? We do know there are a lot of people out there already carrying out surveys – if you do, we’d be very grateful to receive your data – it all helps build a picture of the Commons and is incredibly helpful for us as it can help form and develop our management plan. 

If you can help, please contact Angela at the Ranger’s Office for more information.