A photograph of a dead hedge; a woven stack of dry twigs and branches. Text reads, Climate & Nature Volunteers Practical Conservation Session. Dead Hedging. Saturday December 9th, 10am - 2pm, Centenary Field. Refreshments Provided! Frampton Cotterell Parish Council Climate and Nature logo, "Do your part, save our planet".

Practical Conservation Session December 2023 – Dead Hedging


Who? – Frampton Cotterell Parish Council… and you!
What? – Dead Hedge Building
Where? – Centenary Field, Frampton Cotterell
When? – Saturday 9th December, 10am- 2pm
Why? – To protect our new pond, provide habitats for wildlife, and to learn and have fun with your neighbours!

Join us at Centenary Field on Saturday December 9th to learn how to build eco-friendly dead hedges, and help us build one around our new pond!
Dead hedges are made from branches and sticks, and create a natural, nature-friendly barrier. The hedge we build around the Centenary Field pond will help to keep dogs out of the pond, protect wildlife, and provide a home for all kinds of critters!
During this session we will be using axes, saws, and lump hammers. The area surrounding the pond is also very muddy (especially after the rain we’ve had lately!) so please wear appropriate clothing and footwear for the conditions and the work – waterproofs are recommended! 
This will be an extended practical conservation session, running from 10am to 2pm, as we are keen to get the hedge built as soon as possible. However, you don’t have to stay for the duration – feel free to drop in for as long as you like!
As this is an extended session, we will be providing free refreshments and snacks. If you have any dietary requirements, let Daisy (our Nature Officer!) know in advance, and we’ll do our best to accommodate.
Daisy’s email address is
Under 16s are welcome to come along with a guardian, and so are well-behaved dogs.
We hope to see you there!