Greenspaces volunteers

If you are interested in volunteering with the Greenspaces Team then please email: greenspaces@reigate-banstead.gov.uk

We have opportunities for volunteering in a number of greenspaces including parks, woodlands, allotments, countryside and running guided walks.

Reigate & Banstead Borough Council also actively supports a number of conservation volunteer groups that work on Council owned land.

Downlands Countryside Management Project and Gatwick Greenspace Partnership

Along with various neighbouring local authorities the Council provides funding for the:

  • Downlands Countryside Management Project
  • Gatwick Greenspace Partnership.

The projects both have large volunteer groups that are involved in all kinds of conservation management work in the north and south of the Borough, which includes tree planting, access work, conservation grazing, woodland management and pond conservation.

Further details of the work of the Projects can be found at:

The Reigate Area Conservation Volunteers (RACV)

RACV carry out valuable conservation work in the middle part of the borough.

The group is actively involved in the management of sites such as

  • Reigate Heath
  • Earlswood Common
  • Petridgewood Common
  • Felland Copse. 

For further details of their activities in the area you can visit the RACV website.

Horley Conservation Group

The aims of the Horley Conservation Group are below:

  •     To assist with the management of Tanyard Meadows, but also other open spaces in Horley, for the benefit of nature conservation and local amenity value.
  •     Encourage the goodwill and involvement of the local community.
  •     To foster a wider community spirit in Horley, which in turn can help to reduce local crime and, or anti-social behaviour.

For further details of their activities see the  Horley Conservation Group website.

The Woodchips - Chipstead Downs and Banstead Wood

The aim of the group is ‘caring for the countryside’ and involves not only grassland and woodland maintenance, litter picking and scrub clearance but also wildlife surveys. Our work parties are on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. 

Nork Park Conservation Volunteers

The group meet on Sunday - for more information see the link to their website.

Merstham Magpies

Merstham Magpies is a practical group for anyone aged over 16.  They meet on the 3rd Saturday of every month and work on various sites in the Merstham area. Tasks involve coppicing, small tree felling, and scrub clearance as well as tree and bulb planting and general site maintenance. All tools and gloves are provided along with tea and biscuits so all you need is a bit of enthusiasm!

To join any of these groups follow the above links or contact us and we will be very happy to supply you with the necessary information.