Conservation Tasks

Hedge Laying

Hedge Laying

Get Involved

The Friends of Chevin Forest are all volunteers and we always need new faces to help us to keep going.

There are many different ways you can help us:

Practical Conservation tasks – we meet once per month on the second Sunday to carry out important estate maintenance tasks such as dry stone walling, orchard pruning, scrub clearance etc. All you need is enthusiasm and sturdy boots.  Anyone under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. A pair of gloves awaits. Please check the notice boards for a list of the tasks we will be carrying out and when.

Chevin Through Time – we have started to research the history of The Chevin but need more volunteers who can help fill in the gaps in our knowledge. If you have visited the Timelines section and think you can help improve it let us know.

Press Releases – we are currently going through old newspapers at Leeds City library to find any references to The Chevin. This involves manually trawling through microfiches of each old newspaper and we need some more pairs of eyes to share the strain.

The Friends of Chevin Forest have occasional meetings to discuss any upcoming projects. Our committee is small but we would like more people to join us – particularly useful would be someone who could take on the role of publicising the group by writing press releases and putting up posters in local places.

Photographs – we keep an archive of photos relating to The Chevin and would welcome any photographs (old or new) from anyone who thinks they might have something unusual to show us.

Admin type activities – we are maintaining a record of press releases and photos at The White House but need someone who can keep our records up-to-date by scanning articles and putting them in our archive albums.

Business Sponsorship – we are always willing to accept sponsorship to fund our activities! If you are able to contribute to the costs in return for a page advertisement please get in touch. We also have to pay annual web-hosting costs for this website and would welcome a sponsor to cover this.

Donations – we are an independent community group dedicated to looking after The Chevin. If you would like to make a donation to our group it would be used to benefit this fantastic place for future generations to enjoy.