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Stinchcombe Hill SSSI Needs You

Large parts of Stinchcombe Hill are designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) because the unimproved limestone grassland on the slopes is an important habitat, with some rare flora and fauna.   The  Conservation Volunteers, led by Chris Wiltshire, cut back the encroaching scrub, treat the stumps to prevent regrowth and remove invasive species such as cotoneaster.   We work Wednesday mornings from October to March, meeting in the public car park (not the one by the golf club) at 9.30 am.   From time to time there is a weekend work party.   

New or occasional volunteers are always welcome.  It’s a wonderful way of getting to know the hill’s hidden places and learning more about wildlife.  Tools are provided and no previous experience is necessary.  Sturdy footwear and work gloves are essential.   Just turn up or contact Kath (  k.hudson@stinchcombepc.co.uk  )  if you would like more information.