Lea Bridge Conservation Volunteers


All tasks between April 2020 and June 2020 were cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are back doing conservation tasks since July 2020.

Please stay safe and follow the latest UK Government advice here.

Lea Bridge Conservation Volunteers (LBCV) do practical hands-on volunteering conservation tasks, the first Sunday of every month in North-East London.

The forthcoming task descriptions are updated with more details after the site visit has been done with the Lea Valley Park Regional Authority (LVPRA) ranger responsible for that month’s task site, so please bookmark and revisit again soon or sign up for the task reminder sent the week of the task.

Join Us Doing Practical Conservation Tasks

If you have an interest in nature or environmental conservationism, then volunteer with us on the first Sunday of any month doing practical conservation tasks in North East London’s largest open space, the Lea Valley Regional Park. We have done volunteering tasks from The East India Dock Basin on the Thames to Coppermill Fields in Waltham Abbey. These practical tasks range from woodland management, such as coppicing, the countryside skills of hedge laying and dead hedging to the removal of invasive vegetation with a traditional Bramble Bash.

Everybody is welcome to volunteer with LBCV doing hands-on practical conservation tasks in North East London, on the first Sunday of the month. No experience is needed; we provide the training and tools along with the tea, coffee and biscuits, bring your own packed lunch. Please wear suitable clothing for the weather and stout footwear. We will endeavour to do the planned task, no matter what the weather is doing; a task will only be changed if the weather makes it unsafe to do the planned work.

From April 2017 we have a new meeting location at the Waterworks Centre, Lammas Road, London E10 7QB – we are NOT at Connaught Close but just around the corner.

LBCV also has a new postal address:
LBCV c/o Hornbeam Environmental Centre,
458 Hoe St,
London E17 9AH

Please arrive from 9:30am onwards at the reception of the WaterWorks Centre Lammas Road, off Lea Bridge Road, Leyton, London E10 7QB, for a prompt 10am departure. The meeting place is the former golf centre across from the former Greyhound Public House on Lea Bridge Road.

Bus numbers 48, 55 and 56 run along the Lea Bridge Road, alight by the Riding Centre.  If you are going to be late, or wish to join us on site at the start of the task, please email or text 07757 766950 before 9am on the task day, so we can provide enough tools. Please provide a contact number so we can inform you if the task has to be changed at the last-minute.

If you have any queries please contact us by email or call once the task reminder email has been sent out, usually a few days before the task weekend.

The monthly newsletter no longer contains local green events, training sessions, other groups’ volunteer work days but is now a reminder of the task sent closer to the date, please sign up for the monthly LBCV task reminder, over on the left.

Thanks for visiting.