Events



Forthcoming events
events are free unless stated otherwise

 

 

Past events

Meeting of the Wildlife Group
November 21st 2011
19:30
Sandford Community Hall (computer room)
Ben Buxton 07900 137879 b.buxton@dorsetcc.gov.uk

"Wildlife of the Sandford Area": a talk by John Wright
November 28th 2011
19:30
Sandford Community Hall
Ben Buxton 07900 137879 b.buxton@dorsetcc.gov.uk

Cutting pine saplings on Great Ovens Heath
December 4th 2011
10.00-12.00
Morden Road entrance to Great Ovens Heath (NGR 923904). Tools and gloves provided
Ben Buxton 07900 137879 b.buxton@dorsetcc.gov.uk

Meeting of the Sandford Heritage Project Community Group, with a presentation on the digs by Lilian Ladle
December 5th 2011
19:30-21:30
Sandford Community Hall
Ben Buxton Tel 07900 137879 email b.buxton@dorsetcc.gov.uk

Meeting of the History Group
December 6th 2011
19:30
Sandford Community Hall (computer room)
Ben Buxton 07900 137879 b.buxton@dorsetcc.gov.uk

Meeting of the Wildlife Group
January 10th 2012
19:30
Sandford Community Hall (computer room)
Ben Buxton 07900 137879 b.buxton@dorsetcc.gov.uk

"The Bandersnatch and his organ: the story of Sandford church's famous instrument", a talk by Nigel Webb
January 23rd 2012
19:30-21:30
Sandford Community Hall
Ben Buxton Tel 07900 137879 email b.buxton@dorsetcc.gov.uk

Cutting pine saplings on Great Ovens Heath
January 28th 2012
13.00-15.00
Morden Road entrance to Great Ovens Heath (NGR 923904). Tools and gloves provided
Ben Buxton 07900 137879 b.buxton@dorsetcc.gov.uk

"Wildlife-friendly gardening", a talk by Joy Wallis
followed by a discussion about possible future projects after the end of the Sandford Heritage Project
February 6th 2012
19:30
Sandford Community Hall
Ben Buxton 07900 137879 b.buxton@dorsetcc.gov.uk

Launch of Sandford Goes Wild, garden wildlife project, there will be information, a plant display, fun things for children to do and make, quizzes, an art competition, refreshments
February 12th 2012
13.00-1600
Sandford Community Hall
Ben Buxton 07900 137879 b.buxton@dorsetcc.gov.uk

Cutting pine saplings on Great Ovens Heath
February 25th 2012
13.00-15.00
to Great Ovens Heath. Tools, gloves and refreshments provided
Ben Buxton 07900 137879 b.buxton@dorsetcc.gov.uk

Meeting about the project publication
March 2nd 2012
19:30
Sandford Community Hall
Ben Buxton 07900 137879 b.buxton@dorsetcc.gov.uk

"The Admiralty Materials Laboratory, or Life After the Cordite Factory", a talk by Dr Bob Dukes
March 19th 2012
19:30
Sandford Community Hall
Ben Buxton 07900 137879 b.buxton@dorsetcc.gov.uk

Cutting pine saplings on Great Ovens Heath family event, all welcome
March 24th 2012
13.00-15.00
Morden Road entrance to Great Ovens Heath (NGR 923904). Tools and gloves provided
Ben Buxton 07900 137879 b.buxton@dorsetcc.gov.uk

Meeting of the Wildlife Group
April 3rd2012 (postponed from March 5th)
19:30
Sandford Community Hall (computer room)
Ben Buxton 07900 137879 b.buxton@dorsetcc.gov.uk

Nightjar and moth walk on Sandford Heath with Ian Nicol
June 7th 2012
21.30-23.15
meet at parish noticeboard at top of Woodlands Drive, Sandford(near roundabout)
Ben Buxton 07900 137879 b.buxton@dorsetcc.gov.uk

Guided tours of Holton Heath Admiralty Site
April 14th 2012
from 2pm
meet in car park opposite Gate 2, Station Road, Holton Heath
booking essential: contact Bob Dukes, 01202 694830, r.dukes297@btinternet.com

Guided walk at Holton Lee: wildlife and history with Geoff Jones
May 20th 2012
10.00-12.00
meet at the car park at Holton Lee
Ben Buxton 07900 137879 b.buxton@dorsetcc.gov.uk

Reptile ramble on Great Ovens Heath with Rick Sharp
June 6th 2012
09.00-11.00
meet at entrance at end of Filleul Road, Sandford
booking essential: please contact Ben Buxton 07900 137879 b.buxton@dorsetcc.gov.uk
no accompanying dogs

Guided cycle ride in Sandford/Morden Bog area with Ian Nicol
This will be a gentle ride, mainly on gravel tracks, for all ages, families welcome. Wildlife theme.
July 1st2012
14:00-17:00
meet at Sandford Community Hall, Keysworth Drive
Ben Buxton 07900 137879 b.buxton@dorsetcc.gov.uk

Meeting to discuss a future project
July 2nd 2012
19.30
Sandford Community Hall
Ben Buxton 07900 137879 b.buxton@dorsetcc.gov.uk

Meet your local moths! See what has been caught in moth traps in 3 gardens overnight
July 15th 2012
07.00-09.00
Start at 45 Fileul Road, Sandford
Ben Buxton 07900 137879 b.buxton@dorsetcc.gov.uk

Meet The Species event on Sandford Heath National Nature Reserve
Join the race to find 2,012 wild and wonderful species. Activities for all ages
July 22nd 2012
11:00-16:00
main entrance to Sandford Heath on Station Road, Holton Heath, BH16 6JT (parking available)
Hannah Worthington, Natural England,07500 127401 Hannah.worthington@naturalengland.org.uk

Wildlife ramble on Great Ovens Heath with Rachel Pearce. Wildlife spotting and craft activities for children
August 2nd 2012
09.30-11.30
Filleul Road entrance to Great ovens Heath
Rachel Pearce 07920 861262 r.pearce@dorsetcc.gov.uk

Guided wildlife walk west of Sherford Bridge, with John Wright
August 26th 2012
10:00-12:00
meet at Sherford Bridge car park, SY919927
Ben Buxton 07900 137879 b.buxton@dorsetcc.gov.uk

Batwalk on Sandford Heath with Jan Freeborn
September 15th 2012
19:30-21:30
meet at parish noticeboard at top of Woodlands Drive, Sandford (near roundabout)
Ben Buxton 07900 137879 b.buxton@dorsetcc.gov.uk

Project celebration
October 20th 2012
Drama production on the history of Sandford School, by Sandford Primary School pupils; launch of project bookletSandfordHeritage, Historyand Wildlife of a Dorset Parish, written by 14 project volunteers; oject volunteer displays;wildlife activities for children; refreshments
14.00-17.00
Sandford Middle School
Ben Buxton 07900 137879 b.buxton@dorsetcc.gov.uk

Screening of Cordite! a film about theRoyal Naval Cordite Factory, Holton Heath, made by John Hale
November 8th 2012
16.00-18.15 and 19.00-21.15
St Martin's Church, Sandford
Ben Buxton 07900 137879 b.buxton@dorsetcc.gov.uk

"Sandford Heritage: what we hope to do with your donations" a meeting about a future project, hosted by the Sandford Heritage Community Group, followed by a showing of the film "Cordite!" (40 minutes)
February 4 2013
19.00
Sandford Community Hall
Bev Lagden bev@sandfordheritage.org

"Secrets of Sandford Heath" a guided walk on a historical theme with Ben Buxton
July 21st 2013
14.00
Meet at the parish notice board at the top of Woodlands Drive, Sandford
Ben Buxton 07790 744278
Optional donation of £1 invited to Sandford Heritage Community Group

AGM of the Sandford Heritage Community Groupfollowed by a presentation by David Brown:
"An ecological study of Studland: following in the footsteps of Cyril Diver"
Monday September 30th 2013
19:30
Sandford Community Hall
Bev Lagden bev@sandfordheritage.org

Drop In Wildlife Gardening Workshop by Wild Purbeck Nature Improvement Area, Dorset Wildlife Trust and Sandford Heritage Community Group
A FREE afternoon of Information, workshops and fun.
Have a beautiful and wildlife friendly garden with not a nettle in sight!
Wednesday 30th October 2013
13:30-16:30
Sandford Community Hall
All ages welcome
Briony Baxter 01305 264620 bbaxter@dorsetwildlifetrust.org.uk  

Where did heathland come from? A talk on the origin of Dorset heathland, by Dr Nigel Webb
February 17th 2014
19.30
Sandford Community Hall  

AGM of the Sandford Heritage Community Groupfollowed by a presentation by David Brown:
"An ecological study of Studland: following in the footsteps of Cyril Diver"
Monday September 30th 2013
19:30
Sandford Community Hall
Bev Lagden bev@sandfordheritage.org
Cordite to Calluna: the view from Nitroglycerine Hill open days at the former RNCF, Holton Heath
Saturday 5 April 2014, 10am-1pm
Sunday 13 April 2014, 1.30-4.30pm
Station Road, Holton Heath
01202 694830, bob@rncf.co.uk 

Sandford Wrigglers Talk and Walk! a talk on heathland reptiles followed by a walk on Great Ovens Heath
September 21st 2014
11.00-14.00
Sandford Community Hall

AGM of the Sandford Heritage Community Group and talk on the First World War by Richard Smith
Monday 29 September 2014
19.30
Sandford Community Hall


 











 

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