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Friends of Hartlebury Common
 Welcome to the website of Hartlebury Common Local Group
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Hartlebury Common is situated on the edge of Stourport on Severn and is owned and managed by Worcestershire County Council. As a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) it is one of the few remaining examples of lowland heath in the county. There are many rare plants and animals found on this threatened habitat.
 
The aim of this website is to provide information about Hartlebury Common Local Group and to help all visitors better understand the common and its wide variety of flora and fauna, and therefore enjoy their visits even more.
 
If you would like more information about Hartlebury Common (eg location, car parking, walks etc) go to Worcestershire County Council's website by clicking here

News - Next meeting - Change of Speaker

Mon 6th March. Unfortunately, Paul Allen, Lead Ranger of WF, is unable to speak on "Wyre Forest Nature Reserves" as he is long-term unwell; he will speak later in the year.

 However, Fran Davies will speak on "Severn Years A Volunteer On Hartlebury Common", at Stourport Sports Club, Kingsway (DY13 8BQ - opposite Stourport High School) at 8pm, cost 3.  Everyone is most welcome.  Please phone Dr Joy M Rooney on 01299 877275 for further information.

The next work parties will be on: 

Sunday 1st Jan 

Thursday 5th Jan

Saturday 21st Jan

Thursday 2nd Feb

Sunday 5th Feb

Thursday 16th Feb

Saturday 18th Feb

Thursday 2nd Mar

Sunday 5th Mar

Thursday 16th Mar

Saturday 18th Mar

Thursday 30th Mar

See work parties page for details. Click here

 

 

 

 

For more information see the Meetings page by clicking

here or phone Dr Joy Rooney on 01299 877275.

News - Hartlebury Common Facebook Page 

We now have a public Facebook Group that in future will be available to all members and suporters to tell us what they have seen on the Common, hopefully with photos and videos.  To access the group just go to Facebook (you don't have to have a facebook account) and search for Hartlebury Common Local Group.  

News

Upcoming Workparties

On Sunday 5th March at 09:30 Mel Mallen will lead a conservation work party, meet at Wilden Top car park, hot drinks will be provided.  The task will be to continue to remove the overgrown gorse, brambles and small trees from heather scrapes to encourage better regrowth to "bring back the purple heather". 

On Thursday 2nd March, Thursday 16th March and Saturday 18th March David Shepherd, Ranger of Hartlebury Common, will lead conservation work parties, meete at Lower Poolands car park at 09:30 am, hot drinks will be provided.  The task will be continue to re-lay the hedge of mixed trees which we did seven years ago, next to Hillditch pond.