Westhampnett Volunteers

Page last updated: 12 Jan 2022

Westhampnett Volunteers meet every 3rd Saturday in the month, at 9.30am at the Community Hall.

Dates for 2022 are:

19th March (cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances),

16th April (starting at 9.30am with bacon rolls and coffee), 21st May, 18th June, 16th July, 20th August, 17th September, 15th October and 19th November.

Other dates may be added on an ad-hoc basis as jobs need to be done.

We are a group of about 15 residents who share the tasks between us. New volunteers, of all ages, are always welcome to join our friendly team, and no experience is needed.

 

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.

Some background: 

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. 

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