We’re looking for helpers

July 2023

Do you love nature on your doorstep?

Would you like to volunteer to help conserve Banstead Commons for future generations to enjoy and wildlife to thrive?

We are recruiting volunteers to join regular work parties that will be held on the four sites that make up Banstead Commons: Banstead Heath, Banstead Downs, Park Downs and Burgh Heath.  Tasks will include invasive species control, scrub clearance, coppicing and litter collection.

Conservation work parties will be held on the first Tuesday and third Thursday of each month and will commence in October.  No prior experience is necessary.  A full task briefing is held at each session which includes an overview of the habitat that you will be working to conserve, the job ahead and how to operate safely in the field.

Practical volunteering is a great way to keep fit, meet new people and most importantly, have fun!  The sessions will be led by staff with the support of lead volunteers and if getting out and immersing yourself in nature isn’t enough of a draw, I bake a mean apple cake!

I’d like to use this opportunity to say a special thanks to our local Resident Associations, Farming in Protected Landscapes and the Downlands Trust who all gave generously and donated funds to enable us to purchase hand tools and equipment to support our activities.

“Though rich in places, Britain as a whole is one of the most nature depleted countries in the world.  Never has there been a more important time to invest in our wildlife”.

If you agree with Sir David Attenborough, then what better pledge to give than your time!

You can sign up here – we look forward to seeing you soon!


Clerk to the Conservators