The aim of the Shipton Volunteers is to maintain, enhance and improve aspects of the village.
There are two morning sessions held each month and participation is welcomed for just part or all of each session. Tasks performed are varied and accommodate all levels of energy and skill. It’s a great way of meeting new people.
The scheduled dates/tasks are:
- January – Fri 25th – Simons Lane
- January – Sat 26th – Allotments
- February – Fri 22nd – Diggers Wood
- February – Sat 23rd – Swinbrook Road
- March – Fri 15th – Litter Pick
- March – Sat 16th
- April – Fri 12th or 26th
- April – Sat 13th or 27th – Wild Garden
- May – Fri 17th – Weeding
- May – Sat 18th – Weeding
- June – Fri 14th
- June – Sat 15th
- July – Fri 19th
- July – Sat 20th
- August – Fri 16th
- August – Sat 17th
- August – Mon 26th – Village Fair
- September – Fri 20th
- September – Sat 21st
- October – Fri TBC
- October – Sat TBC – Wild Garden
- November – Fri 22nd – Leaf Collection
- November – Sat 23rd – Leaf Collection
- December – Fri 6th
- December – Sat 7th
If you would like to join us or learn more about the Volunteers please get in touch with Carole Arnold.
Telephone: 07545 475560
Nov – 16th and 17th was the annual leaf collection from the paths round the village
Oct – On Friday 19th we went to Diggers Wood and planted some 400 bluebell bulbs, cut back some brambles and lit a large bonfire. On Saturday the 20th we helped with the working party in the Wild Garden.
Sep – Saturday 15th the hedge along the side of the Meadow Lane pathway was trimmed back.
Aug – Helped with the Church Fete
July – On Friday 13th three benches on the village green were given some TLC. On the Saturday we helped with the 2oth Anniversary celebrations of the New Beaconsfield Hall, 15 volunteers helped set up, some stayed to help for the duration of the afternoon and 15 helped dismantle.
May – On Saturday 26th we worked in the allotments and we did a lot of weeding!! – around the raised beds (giving the strawberries some room); the side of the container; round the fruit trees in the orchard; in front of the compost bins.
April – On Friday 20th we worked in the Church Yard. We removed a couple of broken branches from one of the yew trees, cut back the ivy from the lime trees and weeded the pathways. On Saturday we helped with the working party in the Wild Garden
March – The annual litter pick and you can see what we collected. Unfortunately we had to cancel Saturday’s session due to the weather.
January – Simons Lane