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First established in 2008 this group has an interest in all matters related to St Catherine's Hill, Christchurch, Dorset.
This group has an active committee which meets regularly and produces a varied programme of events.
New members are always welcome.
Practical conservation tasks
There are regular opportunities to get more involved in the practical management of the site, usually on a Thursday or at weekends between September and May.
Work normally involves the cutting back of scrub using hand tools. Please contact Robin Harley or Jade North to join the conservation volunteer mailing list.
Are you a friend?
Receive events programme and attend events for less, by becoming a member. Membership only costs £3 per adult. Please contact the chairman or see the Membership page for further details.
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Do you have any spare time to take on the role of Membership Secretary for the FSCH?
It is not an onerous task, Mel Gibbons our new Chairman would be happy to go through what it involves with anyone interested.
FSCH win Heritage Lottery Fund bid - July 2017
FSCH Heritage Lottery Fund bid - January 2017
Update on the implementation of the Management Plan - February 2016
Felling Blocks - 2015/2016
Heathland Restoration work at Dudmoor Farm - February 2016
Management works at the Christchurch Gun Club site - February 2016
On Tuesday 31st March large areas of the beautiful heathland at Town Common and St Catherine’s Hill, Dorset were destroyed by fire.
It is estimated more than 70 hectares of this wonderful and internationally important habitat has been lost.
The area will take many years to recover.
See latest updates on Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Facebook page
More photos can be viewed here
Press Release - Heavy horses used for tree work at St Catherine's Hill
| Mel Gibbons,
Chairman, Friends of St Catherine's Hill
| Robin Harley, Countryside Officer,|
Christchurch Borough Council Countryside Service
| Jade North, Urban Heaths Partnership Warden,|
Urban Heaths Partnership
| Gary Powell, Dorset office Senior Reserves Manager,|
Amphibian and Reptile Conservation
Volunteering for Arc
| Club Secretary,|
Christchurch Gun Club
| Natural England||
| Dorset Police (North Christchurch Beat)
|101 (incident line)|
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