New Dates – Trans Pennine Trail Conservation Volunteers

TPTCV1This Wednesday 24th February TPT are pleased to have Sustrans Ecologist David Watson leading a day for them – showing you how it should be done  – details below, and there’ll also be a FREE hedge-laying course on Thursday 25th February (details below).

The workday with chain saw artist, Stephen Tarr – who has very kindly agreed to create another sculpture on Trail – will now take place a week later than previously advertised, on Thursday 3rd March – details to follow – followed by their Clean for the Queen event in Penistone on Saturday 5th March – details below.

Wednesday 24th February 2016 10am – 4pm
A workday to support the Greener Greenways Project, led by Sustrans Ecologist, David Watson.
Click here for a map of the site, and where to meet.
Workday Support: Kate Dobson, Paul Winterton
Where: Close to the access at Leapings Lane, ten minutes walk beyond Penistone Skate Park (towards Dunford Bridge).
Meet: Leapings Lane access.
What will we be doing? A workday led by Sustrans Ecologist, David Watson, demonstrating maintenance of the Trail which benefits all users – human, petalled, furry and otherwise – on a typical stretch of the TPT.
Parking: Please arrive on foot or bike if you can; if you need to bring your car there is very limited parking on Leapings Lane, but please take care to park with consideration.
Make sure you wear: Old clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty or torn, sturdy footwear and gloves – waterproof if it’s wet -to protect your hands. Don’t forget waterproofs.
Do bring: A packed lunch – they will provide tea, coffee, and biscuits in the morning and afternoon. They do have tools and equipment, but you’re welcome to bring your own (in good condition) if you prefer.


* Hedge-Laying Day

Thursday 25th February   10am – 4pm
If you’ve always wanted to learn how to lay a hedge, here’s your chance!
Led by Sustrans Greener Greenways Ecologist David Watson, you’ll be working on an old hedge running alongside the Trail.
Numbers are limited on this free course – please get in touch if you’d like to come along.

* Clean for the Queen
Saturday 5th March in Penistone between 10am and 3pm
This is a national event organised by Country Life magazine in partnership with Keep Britain Tidy, aiming to clean up the whole country ready for the Queen’s 90th birthday.
TPTcv is inviting members of the community to help tidy up the Trans Pennine Trail all the way through Penistone, from the station to the show ground.
You’ll be based at the St John’s Community Centre access – come along at any time, for any length of time.
All equipment provided – make sure you wear warm clothes and bring a pair of work gloves if you have some (don’t worry if you haven’t, they’ll lend you a pair).
Any questions…

You’re welcome to give Kate a ring on 07704333445/01484 865852,
or have a look at the website