Protecting A Vital Green Space In Crouch End

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Workdays & Volunteers2023-12-30T14:04:30+00:00

Volunteers & Workdays

We are always keen to recruit more active members to join our working groups. There is always a lot to do, managing the woodland, planting trees and improving or repairing paths. All our conservation work is to help boost local biodiversity and enhance access to this green space for all of us.


April workday

Our next CREOS workday will be held on Sunday 21st April. We will be meeting at 11am by the display board near to the allotment entrance (accessed between 85 & 87 Wood Vale).

Help Improve Your Local Environment

When you hear depressing news about dramatic declines in biodiversity and think ‘well I can’t do anything about that’ – think again! Being a CREOS member, making a donation, or turning up to volunteer on a work day, means more woodland management tasks can be done. Spreading the word about the benefits of woodland management, especially for improving biodiversity in secondary woodland, means that more local people will get to understand that a spot of pruning can bring woodland wildlife flooding in – a very positive thing for us all.

Members and supporters hold working parties that meet at 11am on the third Sunday of each month (except December). We meet at the Hanley Car Park in winter and in the meadow in summer. Workdays are great for community spirit, ideal for anyone wishing to keep fit in the open air and rewarded with a free picnic lunch. We maintain paths, cut back undergrowth and invasive vegetation, remove litter, strim the meadow and arrange for new planting. You are advised to wear outdoor clothing, boots and bring gardening gloves.

Past achievements have included the installation of three benches for peaceful relaxation in the meadow and the creation of a wildlife garden – saplings of trees such as alder buckthorn and buddleia were planted to attract butterflies.

Workdays Calendar 2024

Our workdays are on the third Sunday of the month; 11am to 1pm with the bonus of a sociable picnic lunch.

You are advised to wear outdoor clothing, boots and bring gardening gloves.

2024 Dates

  • 21st January
  • 18th February
  • 17th March
  • 21st April
  • 19th May
  • 16th June
  • 21st July
  • 18th August
  • 15th September
  • 20th October
  • 17th November

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Please join us

Become a member of CREOS (Crouch End Open Space). It is only £10 annually (£15 for a whole family). Your subscription will make a real difference and enable CREOS to maintain, improve and protect the unique character of this area for us all to enjoy.

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