Westhampnett Volunteers

Page last updated: 30 April 2021

Westhampnett Volunteers were formed in 2012 in response to the lack of funding from WSCC to carry out regular servicing of footpaths, litter clearance etc, and the increasing cost of hiring contractors.

At that time the footpath on the south side of Stane Street was particularly heavily overgrown with brambles, nettles and overhanging branches so much so we applied for and received £3,000 from CDC's New Homes Bonus scheme to buy equipment such as strimmers, hedge cutters, mower and a range of hand tools.

 

We regularly cut the footpaths running from Westerton to Maudlin and to the Rolls Royce roundabout, keep the Claypit Lane and Stane Street footpaths clear as well as grass cutting and litter-picking throughout the year. 

 

We are a group of about 15 residents who share the tasks between us. Our regular meet is on the 3rd Saturday of every month at 0930 at the Community Hall, and at other times as jobs need to be done.  New volunteers, of all ages, are always welcome to join our friendly team, and no experience is needed.

 

Volunteers are covered by the Parish Council's insurance and risk assessments are undertaken. Personal protective equipment (PPE) is provided.

If you are interested in joining and helping to keep our Parish looking good, please

email: westhampnettvolunteers@gmail.com or or ring Bob Holman on 01243 774381.