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Friends of Hartlebury Common
 Welcome to the website of Hartlebury Common Local Group
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

Next meeting - Sunday 13th May

On Sunday 13th May , Owen Raybould will lead a practical session on the common on foraging plants for free food. Meet at Wilden Top car park at 14.00 prompt.  For more information contact HartleburyCommonLocalGroup@hotmail.co.uk

 

 New

We have a new section which gives detailed reports on the talks at our meetings. Click here to see the report of Owen Raybould's talk on “Foraging plants for free food”.

 

If anyone would like to purchase any of Gordon Forrest's books (he gave the talk on "The wildlife of a local farm") they should go to his facebook page

https://www.facebook.com/Gordon-Forrest-1846775765554589/

 

 

For more information see the Meetings page by clicking

here .

Hartlebury Common Facebook Page 

We have a public Facebook Group that is 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 https://www.facebook.com/groups/138575179547215/

May work parties

On Sunday 6thMay Mel Roberts will lead the conservation work party, pulling up/cutting down young bracken fronds from the area on the side of the escarpment between lower and upper heath near the far side away from Wilden Top car park. Meet at Wilden Top car park, at 9.30. Hot drinks provided.

For more information contact HartleburyCommonLocalGroup@hotmail.co.uk.

On Thursday 10th, Saturday 19th and Thursday 24th May, David Shepherd, Ranger of Hartlebury Common, will lead workparties -For meeting places contact David Shepherd 01905 766155.

See work parties page for dates of work parties up to end June, Click here

 

 

 

 

NEWS - Big Lottery Fund 

  

Hartlebury Common Local Group has received £9,400 funding from the Big Lottery Fund for a project called Hartlebury Common - Heathland For All. The aim of the project is to  promote the conservation and value of this historic public green space.  

For more information contact HartleburyCommonLocalGroup@hotmail.co.uk To read the Press release explaining the project in more detail click here.

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