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Welcome to HCV

We now have a new website with Eco Hosting at http://www.hcv.org.uk
Please follow the link and update your Favorites or Bookmarks.
This old site will not be updated beyond November.

We are out most weekends, working on a wide variety of sites which are valuable for wildlife. In the spring and summer our tasks often involve the construction of paths, boardwalks and fences, while autumn is traditionally the time for pond maintenance. Winter months see the management of woodlands and downland by coppicing, hedgelaying and scrub-bashing, usually with a roaring bonfire.
The majority of our work is for Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust, the National Trust, local councils, schools and various charities.


New volunteers are always welcome and no previous experience is required. Before work starts, training is given in the safe use of tools and any potential hazards are explained. Experienced volunteers will explain and demonstrate work techniques.

Please come along and give it a try, there is no need to become a member first.


Future Events Our programme of tasks and social activities.

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Recent Tasks Photos of work we've been doing, updated 10th October.

Past social events Some pictures of social and publicity happenings, updated 13th September.

Essentials This is what you need to know before coming on a task.

Details Further information about how HCV operates.

Our Work A brief guide to our work in the countryside, and why we do it.

Sites A list of sites we have worked at recently.

Publicity events Where to find our gazebo, display boards and more.


We hope that these web pages will give you a good idea of what we get up to. If you have any queries which you can't find the answer to, one of these members will be pleased to assist :

  • Hugh Corry : 023 8039 7928
  • Mark Dakin : 01252 547508
  • Jenny Wedick : 01329 314617

To come on a task, please book on with
Karen Minett on 01256 211271, unless shown otherwise in our programmme,or use your
HCV GroupSpaces account.

For general enquiries, e-mail Alan Thurbon (mail@hcv.org.uk)

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£7 per annum (£4 for students or unemployed) brings you :

  • A bi-monthly newsletter with news, articles, and details of our events
  • Access to our GroupSpaces site for booking on to tasks. Sorry but you cannot use this site without being a member.
  • Our Introduction to Conservation booklet
  • The chance to discover and learn about Hampshire's countryside
  • The opportunity to acquire new and traditional skills
  • A wide range of wildlife and conservation books to borrow from our library
  • Exercise without going to the gym
  • A social programme : it's not all hard work!

A year's membership starts in April. If you join after December, your subscription includes the next year's membership. To join us please print out and fill in the membership form and send to the address shown on it.

From other pages, you can click on Froggy or our name to return to this page. This site is a re-direction from http://www.hcv.org.uk Right click on this link to add it to your Favourites or Bookmarks.
This site is maintained by Alan Thurbon. I would welcome your general comments or feedback on errors and omissions. We are very fond of cookies but you won't get any from this website.

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