Author: Beverley Pryke | Date: 4th July 2015
July's work party brought with it some new challenges, we said good bye to a site landmark and we welcomed a new member to the team!
For the first work party for a long time we faced having to carry out the tasks needed to clean up the site while having a large number of campers using the site and taking part in some of our activities.
We had the beavers from 38th/40th join us and they spent an hour picking up litter and making the park look stunning again, following this they got to play with the pressure washer and started to prepare the toilet blocks for their new coat of paint. We had some scouts and explorers from the 12th who spent the morning burning some of the burnable rubbish that had been collected.
The Crew on site; Dave, Rob, Graham and Ian spent the day clearing the area by the old caravan. Graham assisted by Jade cooked lunch for everyone and following lunch the old caravan was towed off site where it will go to its new home with the 25th Medway who have a very special use planned for it.
We would like to welcome our newest member to the team, Tracy Whitely who joins us to help keep the public areas of the park clean and tidy, Welcome Tracy!
For photos of this work party please click here
Next work party is 12th September 2015
Author: Beverley Pryke | Date: 7th March 2015
What a brilliant work party this weekend. So much was accomplished. Special thanks to Stone Dartford for their brilliant work in laying out some new paths, 8th Dartford Cubs for their superb new campsite signs and also huge thanks to 8th Dartford Scouts for the amazing creation of our new shelter for our new air rifle range. Fantastic work guy's we really couldn't do it without your support. We are feeling very excited for this coming camping season
Author: Graeme Pryke | Date: 3rd February 2015
Service Crew have had a busy day on site today, started clearing stumps for new roadway. Other pictures can be found here.
Author: Beverley Pryke | Date: 1st February 2015
Good morning at Buckmore Park today with Liam Mineham. We are preparing a map of the whole site showing what is where and a separate map to extend the orienteering course. Liam and I walked around the JOTT route and now have a suggested extension on our land to the west of the bridleway. It might have to be JOTT extreme as there is no real path and it is quite steep. We found what looks like a bomb hole - great for an aerial runway. People have asked for the orienteering course to be extended. A combination of 8th Dartford at the last work party and with Liam today has lead to a significant expansion of the orienteering courses. We haven't used the whole of the campsite (yet!) but offers a good length course and harder than the 2 current courses. Hopefully Liam will post our gone west selfie. A challenge from Liam and myself - we'll show you where we were on the map - can you navigate to the same spot and take a selfie of the same tree? Map and compass and an hour or two will be essential!
We met Andy B working on the mountain bike course. Its a little muddy at the moment but will be great fun in a month or two.
We have plans to continue to develop Buckmore Park but need your help.
Written by Gavin Jessup
Author: Graeme Pryke | Date: 5th October 2014
Our work party yesterday had a huge turnout which we are extremely pleased with. So many jobs were successfully completed. From painting to leaf blowing, to clearing the chapel and creating steps for the ranges. Thank you all for your efforts whether you could spare an hour or all day, we appreciated everyone's help.
Pictures can be found here.
Author: Graeme Pryke | Date: 1st February 2014
Our first work party of the year was almost cancelled at short notice however, the weather did not stop everyone from turning out to help.
The less than expected 17 helpers worked extremely hard in muddy conditions to help fell the trees in preparation for our new road.
Buckmore park committee members Kelvin, Liam and Gavin turned up early to mark the trees that were to be removed by our chainsaw wealding Trog aka Clive.
They were assisted by 21st and 17th in removing the fallen trees.
Our DC also helped and she not only wasn't afraid to get her hands dirty but kept the fluids flowing in the form of strong tea which everyone was extremely grateful for.
We achieved more then we anticipated!
Thanks to all you guys mentioned and those we haven't.
See you next time ;-)