Borough Insight

Volunteer activities: Friends of Horton Country Park

The Friends had a very successful Orchard Volunteer Task on Sunday 30 October, cutting back scrub and overgrown vegetation from around the base of veteran apple and pear trees. Many thanks to all those volunteers who joined in!

The Friends will be having another task, probably one Sunday in February, to continue with this vital work. The Orchard Project will also be running some workshops during 2017 on how to prune and manage trees. If you would be interested in volunteering and learning this useful skill, please get in touch.

Upcoming tasks:Autumn Winter newsletter

24 November: Location - Keepers Shaw; Task - Scrub management 
01 December: Location - Nightingale Corner; Task - Scrub management
08 December: Location - Field Pond; Task - Pond/Stream management
15 December: Location - Cabbage Field; Task - Hedge laying
22 December: Location - Cabbage Field; Task - Hedge laying

For all tasks please meet at 10am at the Information Centre, Horton Country Park LNR. Equipment and training will be provided. Please wear suitable clothing and sturdy footwear. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult. Tasks may be subject to change or cancellation in extreme weather, please call the Council's Countryside Team to find out more on 01372 745224.

The Friends would also like to encourage residents to join in at their meetings to help discuss park issues and take part in helping Epsom & Ewell Borough Council manage the site for wildlife and people. They meet every other month on the first Tuesday at 7:30 pm. Next meeting is on Tuesday 6 December.

To view the latest Autumn/Winter 2016 newsletter please click here

For more information on The Friends of Horton County Park visit


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