The NT have decided to stop Working Holidays and before they abandoned the WH vols they said the vital conservation volunteering activities will continue through other schemes. This means with NTV Groups such as this one, although hindered by them shutting basecamps.
The NT were promoting NTV groups, although links on the NT website take you to Supporter Groups who are different to NTV Groups and any NTV groups listed are well hidden in geographical areas. This does not help nomadic groups like ours who rarely are found in London. However we are trying to get this revised so NTV groups are easier to find on the NT website. So if you have found us via this tortuous route then congratulations and hopefully it is worth it.
After managing a few events last year we have some tasks booked for this year but arranging them has not been easy due to many staff changes in the NT making contact difficult.
Numbers may be restricted by the NT, or if there are any Covid restrictions, and as such events may change or be cancelled if NT staff not available. For the day tasks the meeting places will probably be at work site, so may need to get there rather than the local Basecamp, but leaders will advise nearer the time.
Where a location is in a different colour this is a link to to Bunkhouse/Basecamp or Location with details and directions, and we are presently updating these. There may be changes throughout the year, and where known we will update the work sites or tasks, but note these may change due to weather or other jobs taking priority.
Task, if known (May be subject to change)
|Leaders||Spaces Available / Total||Cost|
|127||Sun 15 May|
|Morden Hall Park, Morden, London, SM4 5JD||Atique Akhtar||Spaces Available||Free |
Bring packed lunch
|128||Wed 1 – Sun 5 June|
Jubilee Bank Holiday
|Stourhead, Nr. Mere, Wiltshire||Piers Plumridge|
|Few Spaces Available / 8||£30|
|129||Sat 18 June|
|Ludshott Common, Nr Hindhead, Surrey||Fiona Lander||Spaces Available||Free |
Bring packed lunch
|130||Fri 24 – Sun 26 June||Calke, Ticknall, Derbyshire||Jon Buggins|
|Spaces Available / 14||£10|
|131||? July (TBC)|
|Cliveden, Taplow, Maidenhead, Buckinghamshire||TBC||Spaces Available||Free |
Bring packed lunch
|132||Fri 29 – Sun 31 July||Stourhead, Nr. Mere, Wiltshire||Andrew Jenkins|
|Fully Booked / 8|
Can add name to reserve list
|133||Fri 12 – Fri 19 Aug||Betws-y-coed, Conwy|| Helen Wingate|
|Spaces Available / 12||£45|
|LWMNTV 45th Birthday Picnic||Sat 16 July||Ashridge HP4 1LT Monument Drive and the Estate Visitor Centre is off the B4506 between Berkhamsted and Dagnall|
if you intend attending let us know. Please click here to send an email to the Bookings Officer with your name.
If you know any previous members please let then know of this event and let us know if they will be attending so we can get an idea of numbers.
Full details will be sent out shortly.
LWMNTV group Covid guidance Members will soon be emailed the updated Group rules relating to weekends and day tasks.
These are based on NT and Government rules and will be resent by the leaders to those going on events so if not a member then you will get a copy of them.
Page updated 9th May 2022
If numbers are low on an event please consider coming along to support us, and the work we do for the National Trust. If we have to cancel due to low numbers it may affect future bookings at that location.
Please click here to send an email to the Bookings Officer with your contact details (preferably a phone number), who will pass on your details to the leaders. Don’t forget to transfer the money if required. Members please see the latest email on events for details of how to transfer payment to bank account. If for a weekend with cost then please print off the booking form (should be able to complete online before printing) and send it with a cheque or postal order to the bookings officer at the address given on the form.
Otherwise print off the booking form (should be able to complete online before printing) and send it with a cheque or postal order to the Bookings Officer at the address given on the form. Any bookings not accompanied by payment will take second place to those who have paid, and if the event becomes full you will be placed on the reserve list.
The booking form is only to be used for events over two weeks away, otherwise please contact the leaders. If you are not a member, or do not have their contact details, then click here to send an email to the Bookings Officer with your contact details (preferably a phone number), who will pass on your details to the leaders.
You do not need to be a member of the LWMNTV to attend any of these events. If you pay your membership before attending a weekend event, we will send you a Free Event Pass worth £10 and valid for six months, as an encouragement to try one.
Please note that if you do not want to attend the whole weekend you are welcome to attend just one day. Please contact the Bookings Officer or Leader to let them know. Saturdays are best as we usually work approx 09:00 – 17:00, and on Sundays approx 09:00 – 12:30.
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