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Village Volunteers

Originally conceived by the Parish Council, the Village Volunteers are a familiar sight in the village, having been formed in the early “noughties” with the aim of bringing together local residents interested in keeping the village looking at its best, and attractive throughout the year.

Our planned sessions are on a Sunday morning once a month from 10am to noon (February to November) and also on one Monday evening a month from 6pm to 7pm (April to September) . They are listed below for 2016/17.

Our activities cover gardening and litter picking in the village centre – no previous skill is necessary. We supply the tools and all we need are volunteers who can spare a small amount of time to make the village look good.

Gardening work (weeding, pruning and planting) is usually easier done when a number of volunteers work together so this work tends to take place during our planned sessions - can you help and put your green-fingers to good use? Litter pickers operate at the same time but we can also arrange for you to work independently at a time to suit you better if you prefer.

You don’t have to be especially fit or active and we have volunteers of quite an age range. We work on a very informal basis as we firmly believe that volunteering should be a happy and pleasant experience providing an opportunity to meet with other likeminded people.

We do appreciate that people’s busy lives mean that they cannot always commit to attending every planned session and where this is the case members are of course free to turn out as and when they can. 

If you would like to learn more about helping us to keep our community such a great place to live please contact us via email at parish@johnclowes.co.uk or telephone the Village Volunteers Co-ordinators,  John Clowes (532266) or Dave Monks (532935). 

Your help would be gratefully appreciated on the following dates over the coming months. Please put them in your diary as a reminder:

Village Volunteers Work Sessions 2018

(Village Christmas Fair)  2 December 2018 – Litter picking from 6pm

Village Volunteers Work Sessions 2019

Sunday sessions - 10.00hrs to 12.00hrs
Monday evening sessions – 18.00hrs to 19.00hrs


Sunday 13 January 2019

Sunday 10 February 

Sunday 10 March

Sunday 14 April
Monday 29 April

Sunday 12 May

Monday 20 May

Sunday 9 June
Monday 17 June

Sunday 14 July 

Monday 22 July

Sunday 11 August
Monday 19 August

Sunday 8 September
Monday 16 September

Sunday 13 October

Sunday 17 November

(Village Christmas Fair) December 2019 – Date TBA