February 2021 TASK cancelled

Sunday 7 February 2021

Cancelled due to National Lockdown restrictions.

We will be back.

Conservation task working on the bed walls at the Waterworks Nature Reserve.

More details in the task reminder email after the site visit.

This is the eightth conservation task since the COVID-19 Pandemic lockdown. LVRPA had stopped all volunteer activity for the volunteers’ and staff’s safety and wellbeing. Now some restrictions have lifted LBCV are able to run volunteer tasks in the Lea Valley Park, but with restrictions.

  • We cannot generally advertise the tasks apart from emailing those signed up to this task reminder email 
  • If you are ill, feel ill or have been in contact with somebody who is self-isolating please do not volunteer
  • Do not use public transport to travel to the task. 
  • Please wash your hands before the task in warm water or hand sanitiser.
  • Use gloves when handling all tools, touching gates or other items in the park
  • Do not share tools.
  • Work parties of no more than 6 people – LBCV can have multiple work parties on a task
  • Please maintain a social distance of at least 1m if 2m is not possible
  • Wash your hands before eating or drinking in warm water or hand sanitiser

 Now London is in Tier 4 

LBCV will be following Government guidelines for volunteering which permit volunteering in a Tier 4 location

In tier 4 areas, people must volunteer from home unless it is not reasonably possible for them to do so.

People can volunteer outside their home, including within a workplace, if:

  • they are unable to volunteer from home
  • they don’t need to self-isolate
  • they follow social distancing guidance, or COVID-secure guidance if volunteering in a workplace
  • their workplace has not been ordered to close, if the role takes place within a workplace
  • In tier 4 areas, clinically extremely vulnerable people can volunteer from home. They are strongly advised not to volunteer outside their home.
  • It should always be a volunteer’s personal choice whether they wish to volunteer, including outside their home. A volunteer should not be compelled to volunteer outside their home by their organisation or group.

Volunteers who meet in groups or with others from outside their household or support bubble should be especially careful to follow social distancing guidance, or COVID-secure guidelines if volunteering in a workplace, and observe the following key behaviours:

  • HANDS – Wash your hands regularly and for 20 seconds.
  • FACE – Wear a face covering in indoor settings where social distancing may be difficult, and where you will come into contact with people you do not normally meet.
  • SPACE – Stay 2 metres apart from people you do not live with where possible, or 1 metre with extra precautions in place (such as wearing face coverings or increasing ventilation indoors).

Travelling to volunteer or while volunteering

Where they are unable to volunteer from home, people can travel to volunteer or while volunteering in England, including between local restriction tiers. Across all tiers, they should:

  • where possible, stay local, and only travel into or out of a tier 3 or 4 area if absolutely necessary
  • walk or cycle if they can – where that is not possible, use public transport or drive
  • plan ahead and avoid the busiest routes, as well as busy times

Construction and other outdoor work – Working safely during coronavirus (COVID-19) – Guidance – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

More task details in the task reminder email, after the site visit.

 

Decemeber 2020 Task




All are welcome to join us and no experience is required. If You are curious about what happens on a LBCV task, one of our regular volunteers did the following live video on October’s task

 

Please wear appropriate clothing for the weather and stout footwear,  for the task . We will be working in an area with bramble and nettles, so closed shoes/boots and long trousers and sleeves would be best. 
 

Join Us

Please turn up at the Waterworks so we can provide enough tools and gloves. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO MEET US on site where ever it may be this month ! 

Everybody is welcome to volunteer with LBCV. No experience is required. LBCV will provide tools, training, gloves, hand sanitiser, tea, coffee and biscuits. 

Please bring some lunch. Please wear sturdy footwear(see above) and appropriate clothing for the work and weather. It is due to be cold on Sunday morning the task will go ahead. 

Please arrive from 9:30am onwards at the Waterworks Centre Lammas Road, off Lea Bridge Road, Leyton, London E10 7QT, for a 10am visit to our tool storage area. The meeting place is the bike racks in front of former golf centre across from the former Greyhound Public House on Lea Bridge Road. We will leave at 10:05am for a walk to the task site with tools. 

Please note LBCV’s mobile number is not operational at the moment while we wait for a new SIM to arrive, please email if you have any questions. 

Volunteer with LVRPA

If any LBCV volunteer would like to volunteer directly with Lee Valley Regional Park Authority 

https://www.visitleevalley.org.uk/en/content/cms/corporate/volunteers/how-to-become-a-volunteer/

Farewell

Doing a conservation task with LBCV is great way to meet new people, learn new skills, use old skills, be more active, get closer to nature, make a difference and have some fun with likeminded people.


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