Work day: Wednesday 31st May

The first task for the day will be to clear the remaining rubbish (bottles, cans etc.) which has been left in a depression at the far end of the Rhododendron area. There are some steps leading down to the area and an old air raid shelter is also located there. Four large bag loads were collected on the last work day but there is still a lot more to collect as well as other rubbish. It appears the area may have been used as a spot for secrete drinking and is in a pretty disgusting state. Once the rubbish has been collected the plan is then to strim paths in various glade areas. The intention is to leave the glades uncut until later in the Autumn. For instance, in Sherwood Glade the intention is to strim a path along the fence line from the top path down passed the Juniper compounds and another one on the opposite side of the glade down to where it joins up with the middle path. This would allow the long grasses and flowers left uncut in the glade to replicate the habitat that used to be in Sherwood Oaks Field before it was grazed and therefore hopefully to the benefit of butterflies and other insects. There are other paths and areas around some benches and table which can be cleared as well. As usual FoF will be providing all the necessary tools for the above tasks but please would you bring your own gloves and tools (shears and loppers) if you have them. Please would you also bring your own wipes and hand gel as well as your own refreshments. Please also remember to wear long trousers/jeans to avoid getting bitten by ticks but FoF’s First Aid kit does contain tick removers if needed.




At the entrance in Woodland Way

The Friends of Foxley are a group of volunteers who manage Foxley Wood in Kenley, Surrey.